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Battery Compartment Design Guidelines for Equipment Using Lithium-Sulfur Dioxide Batteries
ARMY COMMUNICATIONS-ELECTRONICS COMMANDFORT MONMOUTH NJ
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This Technical Bulletin TB provides guidelines for the proper design and test of battery compartments housing lithium-sulfur dioxide LiSO2 batteries to minimize injuries as a result of violent battery ventings. A description of LiSO2 batteries and associated hazards is included to inform the reader why these battery compartments may be necessary. Also addressed is the risk assessment process and evaluation parameters for determining if a battery compartment designed and tested in accordance with this TB is required. Battery compartment design recommendations to minimize equipment damage and injury as a result of violent ventings that may occur when the batteries are installed in equipment are addressed in detail Equipment design recommendations are also provided to minimize the chances of a violent battery incident from occurring when installed in the equipment. Test guidelines, including determination of test pressures and proper use of associated formulas, are included.
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE