Batteries Dangerous goods logistics
Lithium batteries have become the first choice for powering many devices, from mobile phones and children’s toys to cars and e-bikes. Although they are widely used, most people are not aware that lithium batteries are dangerous goods that can pose a safety risk if not transported in accordance with transport regulations.
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Dangerous Goods Lithium Ion Batteries
Incidents in which lithium ion batteries catch fire are unfortunately not uncommon. If the batteries are on board an aircraft or a ship, it can easily lead to a disaster. Therefore, professional battery dangerous goods logistics are indispensable. A lithium battery that has caught fire is best extinguished with plenty of water and the battery is then immersed in a water bath to prevent it from igniting again.
Although lithium ion batteries are highly flammable, there is a great demand for them among manufacturers of technical devices. The reasons for this are their low weight, their high energy density and their durability, which allows many charging cycles. Lithium ion batteries are being used in more and more technical products: Besides smartphones, notebooks and e-bikes, they can also power gardening tools, children’s toys, pacemakers and hearing aids. The growing global market for electric vehicles will increase the demand for lithium-ion batteries. This means that their transport by plane, ship, train and truck will increase exponentially.
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Batteries Dangerous Goods Logistics – Dangerous Goods Transport Lithium Ion Batteries
Transporting lithium ion batteries is a risky business, as they can react with many substances, overheat and catch fire. In order to transport batteries safely, strict legal regulations and safety standards must be adhered to in battery dangerous goods logistics.
At LogBATT, we are aware of this challenge, know the dangers and the associated responsibility and offer you processes that enable safe lithium battery dangerous goods logistics.
Dangerous goods batteries: Many legal regulations for transport
Various fire incidents show that lithium ion batteries are not declared as dangerous goods for nothing. And any transport of lithium ion batteries as dangerous goods requires precise compliance with the applicable regulations for each transport vehicle.
The legal requirements and regulations for batteries dangerous goods logistics and for equipment containing them are complex. Transport companies that are responsible for the logistics of dangerous goods lithium batteries must observe these regulations around batteries dangerous goods logistics.
For European road transport, the legal regulations of the ADR apply. For transport by goods train, the RID applies and for maritime transport the IMDG Code.
The various regulations pose challenges for shippers and forwarders. While the shipper of the goods is responsible for the correct labelling, the transport company must ensure that the documentation complies with the legal requirements and matches the labelling.
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FAQ – Frequently asked questions about batteries Dangerous goods
Are batteries dangerous goods?
Yes, batteries are dangerous goods and require special battery dangerous goods logistics.
Which batteries are dangerous goods?
Lead-acid and alkaline batteries, zinc-carbon batteries, lithium batteries (alone or in electronic devices) and damaged batteries are classified as dangerous goods batteries.
Are lithium batteries dangerous goods?
Lithium batteries have become an indispensable part of our everyday lives, both private and business. Due to their low weight combined with their high energy content, lithium batteries are widely used worldwide in every household, business and even in every pocket. Due to their high energy density, lithium batteries are efficient energy storage devices, but they also harbour a high potential for danger. Lithium batteries are classified as dangerous goods and are therefore subject to strict import, transport and dangerous goods regulations regarding their manufacturing process, approval procedure, packaging and transport, depending on their lithium content and nominal energy.
Can a lithium ion battery leak?
Yes, lithium batteries and accumulators can leak. They are then considered damaged and should not be used or opened under any circumstances. Lithium batteries are also considered damaged if they are swollen, deformed or outgassed, and if they have a greasy film or external deposits on the terminals.
How many batteries am I allowed to transport?
According to the ADR – a European agreement on the cross-border transport of dangerous goods – the weight limit for batteries dangerous goods logistics for lithium ion batteries (UN 3480) is 30 kg, for lithium ion batteries packed with or in equipment (UN 3481) there is no weight limit.
What are the dangerous goods classes?
The dangerous goods classes are differentiated as follows:
- Class 1: Explosive materials
- Class 2: Gases
- Class 3: Flammable liquids
- Class 4: Decomposable or spontaneously combustible
- substances Class 5: Oxidising substances
- Class 6: Infectious and toxic substances Class 7:
- Radioactive substances
- Class 8: Corrosive substances
- Class 9: Other dangerous substances