Working Group Details
WG_1189 - VRLA Selection Working Group
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This document guides the user through the process of selecting a battery for a standby application. Various battery systems are discussed so that the user can make informed decisions on selection of batteries used in standby applications. For each category, the technology and the design of the battery are described in order to facilitate user selection. The specific advantages for particular applications are also listed. The most common battery technologies used in standby applications are divided into the following main categories: Vented lead-acid (VLA) Valve-regulated lead acid (VRLA) Nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) Limited information on other battery technologies is provided. These technologies include, but are not limited to, the following: Lithium-based Sodium-beta Flow The following subjects are beyond the scope of this guide: Non-battery devices such as fuel cells, electric double-layer capacitors, flywheels, etc. Installation methods Maintenance practices Hazard mitigation practices Battery sizing Design and protection of the dc system Battery charger sizing
1189-2007 - IEEE Guide for Selection of Valve-Regulated Lead-Acid (VRLA) Batteries for Stationary Applications
Revision of IEEE Std 1187-1996. This guide describes methods for selecting the appropriate type of valve-regulated, immobilized-electrolyte, recombinant lead-acid battery for any of a variety of stationary float applications. The purpose of this document is to ensure that the reader is aware of all significant issues that should be considered when selecting VRLA batteries, so that the user might make an informed decision.