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Tech Note | Necessity of Spill Containment for VLA & NiCad Batteries


Is Electrolyte Spill Containment Necessary for Vented Lead-Acid (VLA) and Vented Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd) Stationary Batteries?

The above question is frequently asked and often the answer is what seems to be the standard answer to every stationary battery question – it depends! Well, the purpose of this technical note is to give an honest answer, taking into consideration years of experience and perusal of many codes, standards, guides and practices. Some of these are enforceable by law and others are just plain common sense. Many of these requirements are referenced below and advice is given.

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