Maintenance of industrial batteries

The correct maintenance of batteries is essential to warn his exhaustion and to know when to replace it. With proper maintenance, we can avoid the battery failure. Each type of battery has several types of failure, depending on the type of battery. Some failures occur due to the use and others occur naturally, but proper maintained can reduce the risks of premature battery failure.

Whether it is a lead-acid battery (flooded or VRLA) or a nickel-cadmium battery, you can work following several maintenance philosophies. The batteries can be replaced when they fail or replace them after a certain time, this being a very risky option, because the maintenance is very reduced or zero and the risk of failure sooner than expected is high.

It is ideal to follow a serious program of maintenance and test to check the battery status through inspections and capacity test. This ensure that the batteries are in good working condition to prolong its life and find the optimum replacement time. To perform the best practices for maintenance, test and replacement of batteries that the IEEE standard, it is necessary to have reliable equipment and with guarantees such as the equipment offered by Amperis. You can see a wide range of chargers and battery dischargers.

Performing periodic inspections and tests of capacity (discharge test) required by the standard, the batteries improve their performance. It is important to follow the specifications of the standard for each type of battery: in the case of lead-acid batteries flooded IEEE 450, for lead-acid sealed batteries IEEE 1188  and for nickel-cadmium batteries IEE 1106.