Accession Number:

ADA080166

Title:

Safe, Useful Lithium Batteries for the Navy.

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept. 1 Oct 76-1 Oct 77,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER WHITE OAK LAB SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-12-15

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The Navy is the only military service in the United States presently using lithium anode batteries as a portable power source for certain tactical devices. The Navy also has at least 12 widely diverse additional applications for which lithium batteriers are being developed. The technology that will permit the safe use, storage and disposal of the batteries, particularly those to be discharged at high rates is not being developed. Guidelines for the procurement, use, storage, and disposal have been prepared in order to keep potential users abreast of the latest developments and the safety of each application is being reviewed by the cognizant safety offices of each System Command in order to minimize potential hazards. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE