CLEVELAND, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beckett Energy Systems, a division of the RW Beckett Corporation, has successfully completed the testing requirements of UN38.3 Manual of Tests and Criteria for shipping lithium-ion batteries. This means the Beckett Model 8224S Li-ion Battery Module can now be shipped by any means (air freight - cargo, ground, sea vessel, rail) to all countries recognizing the UN standard.
The UN Transport of Dangerous Goods, Manual of Tests and Criteria, 5th revised edition lists required tests and acceptance criteria in order to ship cells, batteries or battery systems that are lithium metal or lithium-ion. International agencies, including the International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the US Department of Transportation (DOT) have adopted the UN test procedures for their shipping regulations.
Beckett Energy's 24Vdc lithium-ion battery module with 1.1kWh storage capacity in less than 8kg (17.5lb) is the lightest, most energy dense lithium-ion battery module in the marketplace. "Satisfying the UN testing requirements provides a high value to our customers, who want to be able to ship their products with our lithium-ion battery pack anywhere in the world, often by air," states Brad Moore, senior business development manager for Beckett Energy Systems. Beckett's model 8224S battery module and model 84BMS battery management system are commercialized products available today.
Some additional facts on lithium-ion shipments and the Beckett Model 8224S battery module:
- The Beckett battery module was independently tested by Intertek, Livonia, MI. Results on file at RW Beckett Corp.
- The Beckett battery module is classified in Class 9 - Miscellaneous dangerous goods, UN 3480 lithium-ion batteries, and follows packaging instruction 965, packing group II.
- If modules are packed with or within equipment, UN3481 and PI 966 and 967, respectively, are to be followed.
- Weight limitation for cargo air freight, is 35kg (77lbs) gross weight per package.
About Beckett Energy Systems
Located in North Ridgeville, OH, Beckett Energy Systems harnesses the best of today's advanced energy technologies to meet the energy, power and storage requirements that emerging and innovative products need. We serve a broad range of markets and applications including battery storage for Micro grids, primary power for Maritime Vessels, electrification of Material Handling and Specialized Vehicles and peak shaving for Utilities and Businesses. Beckett Energy Systems is a division of the RW Beckett Corporation. Visit us at www.beckettenergy.com.
SOURCE Beckett Energy Systems