Lithium batteries ed. 2016

Transport and Packaging Instructions

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When they are offered for transport, lithium batteries are regulated as Dangerous Goods by the United Nations Transport Organisation and other national transport authorities. This regulation is being permanently adapted to take into consideration the evolution of lithium battery technologies.

Indeed, lithium metal battery markets have seen significant developments in the last twenty years. More recently, a similar evolution has been observed with the increasing role played by rechargeable Lithium-­ion batteries in electrical and electronic equipment.

Battery technology innovation and development helps an increasing number of technicians and engineers to design new equipment powered by portable sources of energy such as lithium batteries. The innovation capacity offered by lithium batteries opens the way to an increasing use of advanced rechargeable batteries in our modern society.

The necessity for an increasing number of economic actors to respect the UN Dangerous Goods Regulation requires modern communication tools to inform the shippers of batteries about their duties and responsibilities when offering them for transport.

The aim of this manual is to offer a simple and visual means to access the UN Regulation via a modern multimedia communication tool. The regulation is presented in a summarized format covering ground, air and maritime transportation modes. In a page opposite the various regulations, the packaging and labelling instructions are illustrated to facilitate the implementation of the transport regulation as well as the packaging and labelling requirements by the shipper of lithium batteries.

Price 89,00

Author Marco Ottaviani

Features e-book, 148 pages

Edition 2016

Lithium batteries

The Paper books version is available on request, only with the purchase of the eBook.

The complexity of the International Dangerous Goods Transport Regulation for Lithium Batteries requires an increasing attention from those who are shipping these batteries.

Lithium batteries are classified as “Class 9” Dangerous Goods in accordance with United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of  Dangerous Goods Model Regulations

The regulations may frequently change anyway depending on the transport model utilized.

This Manual is aimed at delivering basic information to those who are not yet familiar with these International Dangerous Goods Transport Regulations.

The manual is divided into two parts.

  • Part 1 is  summarizing the main regulation requirements for road, sea and air transport.
  • Part 2 contains  36 Summary Sheets where the different transport modes requirements are summarized in one page. On the opposite page, an illustration of the packaging instructions is offered to the reader  and presented with illustrative examples to guide the reader.

The Manual is organised according to the UN Number of lithium batteries, considering "new" and  "waste" batteries,  the  “quantities” of batteries that are shipped, starting from the largest “fully regulated” and ending with the small “excepted” quantities.

In case of “used” batteries they have to be evaluated individually, as well as “damaged or defective” batteries. 

This manual is only a guide to assist  the reader in preparing lithium batteries shipments for transportation by road, sea and air. It doesn’t replace any of the regulations manual that are applicable to the shipment of lithium batteries. 


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