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UN certification: Lithium-Ion batteries

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The risks of transporting Li-Ion batteries

The transport of Lithium-Ion batteries involves certain risks. Anyone transporting them must therefore comply with transport regulations for both domestic and international shipments by land, sea and air.

Is a lithium battery dangerous?

Lithium-Ion batteries are part of our daily lives and play a major role in our society. Think of the button cell battery in your watch, the battery in your smartphone or your laptop. So you can imagine that they are also transported in large quantities. If lithium batteries are damaged, used incorrectly, malfunction, or even packaged incorrectly, they can overheat and ignite. A great danger therefore, especially during transport.

Source: The Epoch Times

UN-number

Lithium batteries use various chemical processes to ensure maximum performance. It is therefore classified as a hazardous product and given a UN-number. With this number, the type of packaging required can be determined on the basis of the regulations. The UN-number is also linked to a desired mode of transport.

For the transport of these ‘hazardous batteries’ Faes suggests the ideal case. The SKB 3i cases with interior have passed a number of performance tests with flying colours with regard to the packaging integrity. When a case has successfully passed all tests, it is UN-approved and permanently marked with a UN-label!

‘3i Series Injection Molded Mil-Standard Waterproof cases’

SKB’s “3i Series” cases are designed and developed to meet the highest standards. They are air and watertight, lightweight but extremely strong. They are moulded from high-strength polypropylene copolymer resin, with a gasket, and are resistant to corrosion and impact damage. All these features combined make the 3i the ideal case for transporting Lithium-Ion batteries.

You can read more about the transport of hazardous liquids in a UN-approved packaging here.

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