The complexity of the International Dangerous Goods Transport Regulation for Batteries requires an increasing attention from those who are shipping these batteries.
Non-Lithium batteries are classified as “Class 4.3” and “Class 8 ” 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 22 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 non-‐lithium batteries, considering "new" and "waste" batteries, the “quantities” of batteries that are shipped, and the separate shipping of electrolyte.
This manual is only a guide to assist the reader in preparing non-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.
The tool will be updated with the changes of the regulation by time.
The tool is now available thanks to Hyper, Recharge (The European Association of Advanced Rechargeable Batteries) and Eurobat (Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers), ETC ETC