What DG label is to be used for lithium metal batteries contained in equipment?

Class 9 Dangerous Goods Label Substances with a Class 9 label are considered miscellaneous dangerous goods. Lithium batteries included. Fully regulated shipments require this label.

What are the safety requirements for handling lithium batteries?

It’s important to wear all required protective equipment, including eye protection. Preventing shorts by protecting battery terminals from contacting each other is a fundamental safe handling and storage practice. Battery terminals should remain covered, if possible. Care should always be taken when handling batteries.

Are lithium metal batteries hazardous?

Lithium batteries are generally safe and unlikely to fail, but only so long as there are no defects and the batteries are not damaged. When lithium batteries fail to operate safely or are damaged, they may present a fire and/or explosion hazard.

Which hazard label is to be used on a shipment of lithium batteries?

Battery Class 9 hazard label
The Lithium Battery Class 9 hazard label must be used instead. If you have questions please contact the Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials Hotline at (800) GOFEDEX and press “81” or say dangerous goods.

What is the difference between 3480 and 3481?

UN 3480 – loose lithium-ion batteries (not contained in, or packed with, equipment) UN 3481 – lithium-ion batteries packed with equipment. UN 3481 – lithium-ion batteries contained in equipment.

What is the difference between UN3090 and UN3091?

UN3090 – Lithium metal battery (NON-RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES) UN3091 – Lithium metal battery (NON -RECHARGABLE BATTERIES) contained in equipment or Lithium metal batteries packed with equipment.

How do you properly handle batteries?

6 Safety Precautions for Handling Batteries

  1. Avoid bringing metal into contact with batteries.
  2. Never allow both terminals to make contact with an item (particularly yourself) simultaneously.
  3. Do not hand-guide batteries during lifting/moving process.
  4. Practice safe and appropriate lifting procedures.

What NFPA 855?

NFPA 855 (Standard for the Installation of Energy Storage Systems) is a new National Fire Protection Association Standard being developed to define the design, construction, installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of stationary energy storage systems including traditional battery …

What is UN3480 label?

Caution Lithium Battery UN3480 Labels These are UN3480 lithium battery warning labels stickers with an area to write phone number to call for more information. The size of these labels is a regulated size of 3.25″ x 4.25″ and are made with a semi-gloss paper material.

What is the difference between lithium ion and lithium metal batteries?

One such alternative is a lithium-metal battery, which, compared to a lithium-ion battery, holds substantially more energy in the same volume and charges much faster.

What are the rules on shipping lithium batteries?

Lithium metal batteries shipped by themselves (meaning alone and not installed in a device or packed with the device they will power) are forbidden to be shipped as cargo on a passenger aircraft. Lithium-ion batteries shipped by themselves must be shipped at a state of charge not exceeding 30% of their rated capacity.

What is un3091 label?

Tab, Roll of 500.