Transporting stationary batteries may cause problems which are often difficult to solve. We will analyze the most common problems that we can find (e.g. condesation), some more difficult to solve than others:
CHAPTER 1: Condensation
CHAPTER 2: Stacking
CHAPTER 3: Break
CHAPTER 4: Marks and labels
In this first chapter we will talk about transport condensation. Condensation is the least serious problem of the analyzed.
Sometimes, during battery transport, we can find boxes/pallets in bad conditions.
The sudden change in temperature may cause condensation during transport or storage.
As the temperature rises, the water contained in the electrolyte evaporates and the air will very quickly become saturated.
When warm air inside the box cools, the vapor, suspended as a gas, turns into water. The air has reached its “dew” point and condensation occurs, making the box and batteries wet.
Dry surface cells with any suitable textile material. Do not use air blowers or compressed air systems as packaging can be damaged. Once dry, follow this steps before start up:
In short: As only water has been evaporated, we have to refill with distilled water until battery acid reaches level specified by the manufacturer. There are no delays in the start-up.