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Advanced Rechargeable Batteries UN Transport Regulation Update WRBRF 2015 PPT 2.
2 The United Nations Sub-Committee for the Transport of Dangerous Goods terminated the biennium 2013-2014 with several modifications To the Transport Regulation on Lithium Batteries HISTORY In addition significant changes were adopted regarding the testing Requirements for Lithium batteries (Section 38.3. of the Manual of Tests And Criteria). A decision was taken to reactivate the Informal Working Group on Lithium Batteries Testing Requirements during the new biennium 2015-2016. (First IWG Meeting > March 16-17, 2015 in Brussels)
3 Report 46th session (Dec. 2015- UNSCTDG) 1.SP188 (f) amended (Ref. to IATA request on Battery Bank) 2.SP240 amended 3.SP310 amended 4.SP312 amended 5.New Marking Requirements LIST OF PAPERS DISCUSSED and ADOPTED (See ADD.3. to the list of PPT to WRBRF 2015)
4 IATA did propose to clarify in Special Provision 188 that “power packs” containing lithium batteries whose only function is to provide power to another device be classified as “batteries” and not “equipment,” and therefore not eligible for the exceptions afforded in SP 188(f). PRBA & RECHARGE opposed the classification of power packs as batteries. 1. SP188 amended Currently, SP 188(f) excepts packages containing small lithium batteries installed in equipment from marking and documentation requirements.
5 1. SP188 amended SP 188 (f) Amended to read as follows: “(f) Each package shall be marked with the appropriate lithium battery mark, as illustrated at 184.108.40.206; NOTE: The provisions concerning marking in special provision 188 of the eighteenth revised edition of the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, Model Regulations may continue to be applied until 31 December 2018. This requirement does not apply to: (i)packages containing only button cell batteries installed in equipment (including circuit boards); and (ii)packages containing no more than four cells or two batteries installed in equipment, where there are not more than two packages in the consignment.”.
6 Amendment to SP 240 was adopted: NB SP240 supplies a list of examples of vehicles and of equipments. Current text... “Examples of such vehicles are electrically-powered cars, motorcycles, scooters, three- and four-wheeled vehicles or motorcycles, e-bikes, wheel-chairs, lawn tractors, boats and aircraft.” Will be replaced by… “Examples of such vehicles are electrically-powered cars, motorcycles, scooters, three- and four-wheeled vehicles or motorcycles, trucks, locomotives, bicycles (pedal cycles with an electric motor) and other vehicles of this type (e.g. self-balancing vehicles or vehicles not equipped with at least one seating position), wheel chairs, lawn tractors, self-propelled farming and construction equipment, boats and aircraft.”. UN 3171 Battery powered vehicles or Battery Powered Equipment 2. SP240 amended
8 UN 3171 Battery powered vehicles or Battery Powered Equipment 2. SP240 amended At the end of the second paragraph, insert the following sentence: “This includes vehicles transported in a packaging. In this case some parts of the vehicle may be detached from its frame to fit into the packaging.”. At the end, insert the following new paragraph: “Vehicles may contain other dangerous goods than batteries (e.g. fire extinguishers, compressed gas accumulators or safety devices) required for their functioning or safe operation without being subject to any additional requirements for these other dangerous goods, unless otherwise specified in these Regulations.”.
9 SP 310. Exemption from the Testing Requirements for certain types of batteries (pre-prod. prototypes and small production runs) The testing requirements in the Manual of Tests and Criteria, part III, sub-section 38.3 do not apply to production runs, consisting of not more than 100 cells and batteries, or to pre-production prototypes of cells and batteries when these prototypes are transported for testing when packaged in accordance with packing instruction P910 of 220.127.116.11 1. Extension of SP 310 to batteries contained in equipment UN3090, 3091, 3480 & 3481. 2. Separation of Packaging Requirements into a new PI P910 3. Information on the transport document that cells or batteries are transported under SP310. 3. SP310 amended
10 SP 310. Exemption from the Testing Requirements for certain types of batteries (pre-prod. prototypes and small production runs) 2. Separation of Packaging Requirements into a new PI P910 3. SP310 amended P910PACKING INSTRUCTIONP910 This instruction applies to UN Nos. 3090, 3091, 3480 and 3481 production runs consisting of not more than 100 cells and batteries and to pre-production prototypes of cells and batteries when these prototypes are transported for testing.
11 4. SP312 amended SP 312 >>> UN 3166 Hybrid Vehicle equipped with Lithium-Ion batteries Amend the first sentence to read: “Vehicles powered by a fuel cell engine shall be consigned under the entries UN No. 3166 VEHICLE, FUEL CELL, FLAMMABLE GAS POWERED or UN No. 3166 VEHICLE, FUEL CELL, FLAMMABLE LIQUID POWERED, as appropriate.”. At the end, add a new paragraph to read as follows: “Lithium batteries shall meet the requirements of 2.9.4, except when otherwise provided for in these Regulations (e.g. for prototype batteries and small production runs under special provision 310 or damaged batteries under special provision 376).”.
12 5. New Marking Requirements(Class 9 Regulated Batteries) Symbol (seven vertical black stripes in upper half; battery group, one broken and emitting flame in lower half): black; Background: white; Figure “9” underlined in bottom corner”.
13 5. New Marking Requirements Minimum dimension 120 mm Minimum dimension 110 mm * ** Figure 5.2.5 Lithium battery mark *Place for UN number(s) **Place for telephone number for additional information The mark shall be in the form of a rectangle with hatched edging. (Excepted Batteries SP 188)
14 - The Proposal 1 for the labelling of Lithium batteries under Class 9 was widely supported and the amended version is found in INF 73. The following amendments have been integrated in the final document adopted. - Tel Nb marking in the rectangle for batteries excepted (SP188) - D&D batteries will only bear the Class 9 + marking D&D batteries. - Waste batteries will only bear the Class 9 + marking batteries for disposal or recycling. - Documentation required will be removed from (g) as a consequence of above label acceptance. - IATA dimensions will be integrated. - Application Date: January 1, 2019 - Not applicable to packages containing 4 cells or 2 batteries in eqt where there is no more than 2 packages in the consignment (See SP 188 (f) amended). 6. New Marking Requirements
15 CONCLUSIONS Improvements to the current regulation have been obtained during the 2013-2014 biennium Workload on Lithium batteries Transport Regulation is increasing ICAO is pushing the UNSCTDG for more restrictive measures New marking requirements will enter into force in Jan 2019 For the 47th Session of June 2015, consider amendments to recently adopted modifications (Deadline for paper submission = 26/03) Interest from Germany for Thermal Batteries classification