Do you have the safety data sheet(s) for Dukane 100 / 120 / 140 and B362-06192-2 batteries please? I'm particularly interested in section 14 - Transportation (all modes).
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Adam, I can wait a bit, no problem. All batteries will have a Safety Data Sheet, previously known as a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), and it covers all the obvious safety risks and actions, like instances of fire spillage, first aid treatment etc, Section 14 is the transportation details for items such as Dangerous Goods, and covers the UN No. and Proper Shipping Name etc.
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Wes. Thanks for the information, but 99 is no good, the transport regulations for lithium batteries have changed significantly since then, and I'm pretty sure these batteries will now be in scope of the regulations.
Wes, it's not the CVR's (Cockpit Voice Recorders) that's the problem, it's the ELT's (Emergency Locator Beacons) fitted to them, an then only the lithium batteries which power them, the DK100 / 120 / 140 and B362-06192-2. I know this is a tricky one, I've tried everything I know, without success!!
WesI'm still waiting for the safety date sheets!!! So no I haven't given feedback or given a rating.I will do both when I get the sheets.
Wes, no problem, I didn't get your last one either!! I think the best solution is if you can get everything from them, that way I can look up on each occassion and make sure I get the right information to match against the serial and component. Is getting that information going to be difficult?
Wes.Battery models are those on the initial question i.e. Dukane 100, Dukane 120, Dukane 140 and B362-06192-2. As a model is of identical manufacture, serial numbers should be irrelevant as the SDS would be for each model anyway. There may be a difference between battery models though.
Okay, I did try a give me everything you have on the information you provided and here's what Radiant came back with:http://bit.ly/VcKCSOThere are 2 PDF files with the MSDS. Actually, it's not a true MSDS because a MSDS isn't required for these so it doesn't exist. It's a product information bulletin so it should have some of the same information. Since they list the manufacturer of the battery as Panisonic, they may need to be consulted if this doesn't have the info needed. the link can be used twice before it will expire. If it doesn't work when you click on it, that means someone else has clicked on it twice and I'll need to provide a new link.Let me know if you need any other information. Or please rate if this is the information you were requesting.Here is the Transportation Section for the Code B batteries :TRANSPORTATIONPanasonic BR-C lithium batteries are not subject to the requirements of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Subchapter C, Hazardous Materials Regulations if shipped by ground in compliance with 49 CFR 173.185 andSpecial Provision 189. The DOT regulates our BR-C battery as a “medium” sized battery. One of the requirements of SP 189 is that the package of these batteries must be labeled: “LITHIUM METAL BATTERIES - FORBIDDEN FOR TRANSPORT ABOARD PASSENGER AIRCRAFT AND VESSEL.”According to ICAO, 2013-2014 edition, IATA, 54th edition and IMO regulations, 2010 edition, 35th Amendment, the Panasonic BR-C battery must be shipped as a fully regulated Class 9 dangerous good. These regulatory agencies do recognize the concept of a DOT “medium” sized battery.All Panasonic lithium cells are tested and comply with the UN Model Regulations, Manual of Test and Criteria, Part III, subsection 38.3.If you build any of our lithium cells into a battery pack, you must also assure that they are tested in accordance with the UN Model Regulations, Manual of Test and Criteria. Part III, subsection 38.3, 5th revised edition, Amendment 1.If you plan on transporting any untested prototype battery packs contact your Panasonic Sales Representative for regulatory information.Here is the transportation section for the Code C batteries:TRANSPORTATIONAll Panasonic lithium batteries, except for our BR-C, are not subject to the requirements of the Department ofTransportation (DOT) Subchapter C, Hazardous Materials Regulations if shipped in compliance with 49 CFR173.185 and Special Provision 188.Effective January 1, 2013 all Panasonic lithium batteries can be shipped by air in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 2013-2014 edition, Section II or Section 1B or International Air Transport Association (IATA) 54th edition, Section II or Section 1B, Packing Instructions (PI) 968 (Batteries), PI 969 (Batteries, packed with equipment) and PI 970 (Batteries, contained in equipment) as appropriate.All Panasonic lithium batteries are regulated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), 2010 edition, 35thamendment, under Special Provisions 188 and 230.All Panasonic lithium cells are tested and comply with the UN Model Regulations, Manual of Test and Criteria, PartIII, subsection 38.3.If you build any of our lithium cells into a battery pack, you must also assure that they are tested in accordance with the UN Model Regulations, Manual of Test and Criteria. Part III, subsection 38.3, 5th revised edition, Amendment 1.The DOT requires that the outside of each package that contains lithium metal batteries, regardless of size or number of batteries, be labeled with the following statement: “LITHIUM METAL BATTERIES- FORBIDDEN FOR TRANSPORT ABOARD PASSENGER AIRCRAFT”. The labeling requirement covers shipments via highway, rail, vessel or cargo-only Aircraft and covers all shipments inside, into or out of the US. The label must be in contrasting color and the letters must be 12 mm (0.5 in) in height for packages weighing more than 30 Kg and 6 mm (0.25 in) in height for packages weighting less than 30 Kg. If you plan on transporting any untested prototype battery packs contact your Panasonic Sales Representative forregulatory information.
Wes, that's brilliant, just what I needed, it confirms that what we are doing is correct. Thanks very much for the pdf's, I've downloaded them for furure use. Thanks again. I'll do your rating now.