Working with industrial batteries requires a lot of care and specialized attention, since they are high capacity design devices that need to be handled by a professional team that knows how to comply with the necessary safety measures to preserve them in excellent condition.
The main function of an industrial battery charging room is to have a charging and discharging area specifically conditioned so that the batteries can be kept safe, either at rest or when charging them. Therefore, the good maintenance of an industrial battery charging room allows guaranteeing the quality and life of the batteries, as well as minimizing risks and ensuring that the backup power remains reliable and safe.
First of all, it is very important to control the ambient temperature of the industrial battery charging room, since it should not exceed 30ºC, so it must have an adequate ventilation system.
In addition, it is essential that the maintenance of the batteries is carried out only by specialized and authorized personnel, who are responsible for keeping the battery room in optimal conditions and are in charge of performing routine inspections to detect possible damages, corrosion and to ensure the quality of the batteries and chargers.
The persons in charge of the supervision and maintenance of these rooms must use equipment and tools specially designed for battery handling (e.g. battery cart), as well as personal protective equipment to keep them safe while carrying out their work, such as safety glasses, gloves and industrial footwear.
Safety work practices are the basis for the care of a battery charging room. Therefore, it is essential that before entering, the battery charging room is ventilated for at least five minutes so that the entrance to this area where the trained personnel will maintain the battery bank is safe.
Another very important safety measure inside an industrial battery charging room is to seal the cable ducts coming out or going in, in addition to not installing voltage plugs inside. It is also necessary to ensure that there is a sufficient number of fire extinguishers to be used in case of an emergency.
The floor of this battery room must also comply with certain characteristics to keep the batteries in optimal condition, so it is ideal that it is flat and has leveled concrete, besides having a coating that is resistant to acid.
Battery handling requires experience and professionalism, with trained and responsible personnel to keep you and your equipment safe. Among the main risks that can be found in a battery charging room are overheating of the equipment (which can happen when using wrong cable extensions) or short circuits derived from the use of cables in bad condition.
In addition, there are risks such as collisions due to improper placement of charging instruments, as well as fire hazards from flammable materials that are handled without the necessary care.
As it is possible to observe, a fundamental aspect for the use and maintenance of industrial batteries is that their supervision and care is in the hands of experts and that the access to places like a battery charging room is allowed only to personnel that accredits to have the necessary training.
Batteries are delicate devices and must be cared for by specialized personnel, such as the team of professionals at Quartux, a leading energy storage company with extensive experience in the installation of industrial lithium-ion batteries in more than 15 entities in the country.
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