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Exploding Battery
07 March 2009
Has anyone done any research or got any information on battery safety?

We have had an incdient - a 12V battery exploded. The battery was on
permanent charge - self regulating charger. The charger is a "smart
charger" supposed to stop when charged. Also, the battery has a vent
in it, so if the pressure builds up it bursts the vent valve. It was
relatively new too - < 3yrs old. The battery was a ”œMaintenance Free”
gel lead acid type battery.

We work in a tropical climate. The protective box is well
ventilated, and the incident ocurred in the evening - cooler weather.

We are wondering whether there is such a product as an explosion
proof battery, or other recommendations to eliminate this risk in our
operation.
1 answer(s)
renard5
Drilling
Continental Resources
Total Posts: 12
Join Date: 17/09/08
I've asked my parts store buddy and he's asking what temperature the
battery was at? Freezing temps or very hot?

Bobby Renard
Continental Resources,
Oklahoma
Posted by

Tony Williams

International Drilling Supervisor

Hess Corporation

Total Posts: 8
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