Battery Removal & Disposal

Engineered Power Systems (EPS) can assume complete responsibility for de-installation, removal and disposal of any battery to include obtaining permits, rigging and staging, transportation and disposal.

Battery Recycling Program

Our complete battery recycling program makes it easy for you to help preserve our environment, and to protect yourself from the penalties of noncompliance. As a major manufacturer of lead-acid batteries, Yuasa-General Battery and EPS assume the responsibilities of leadership regarding battery recycling. We do so as part of our commitment to total battery service and customer protection.

Can You Afford Liability?

As a battery purchaser and user, you are ultimately responsible for any environmental damage that may occur from the improper disposal of your batteries. The EPA says thermal recovery (recycling) is the only environmentally responsible disposition method.

Liability for cleanup is retroactive, strict, joint, and several. The EPA can sue anyone and everyone they can trace to a Superfund site. When big polluters are sued, they in turn reach back to sue everyone they can find who contributed to the problem. You may be responsible for huge cleanup expenses, no matter who landfilled or improperly treated your batteries-even years down the road. How much cleanup expense could you afford?

Testing & Evaluation Information

At EPS, we perform battery tests designed to:
a. Determine whether the battery meets its specification, or the manufacturer’s rating, or both.
b. Periodically determine whether the performance of the battery is within acceptable limits.
c. If required, determine whether the battery, as found, meets the design requirements of the system to which it is connected.

Among the tests we offer for acid batteries in Stationary Applications:

Acceptance
An acceptance test of the battery capacity should be made at the manufacturer’s factory or upon initial installation, as determined by the user. The test should meet a specific discharge rate and duration relating to the manufacturer’s rating or to the purchase specification’s requirements. An acceptance test could establish the baseline capacity for trending purposes.

Performance
A performance test of the battery capacity should be made within the first two years of service. It is desirable for comparison purposes that the performance tests be similar in duration to the battery duty cycle. Batteries should undergo additional performance tests periodically. When establishing the interval between tests, factors such as design life and operating temperature should be considered. It is recommended that the performance test interval should not be greater than 25% of the expected service life. Annual performance tests of battery capacity should be made on any battery that shows signs of degradation or has reached 85% of the service life expected for the application. Degradation is indicated when the battery capacity drops by more than 10% from its capacity on the previous performance test or is below 90% of the manufacturer’s rating. If the battery has reached 85% of service life, delivers a capacity of 100% or greater of the manufacturers rated capacity, and has shown no signs of degradation, performance testing at two-year intervals is acceptable until the battery shows signs of degradation. If capacity is calculated by the rate-adjusted method, degradation can be indicated by a capacity drop of less than 10% from the previous test, depending on the discharge rate. Contact the manufacturer for further guidance.

Service
A service test of the battery capability may be required by the user to meet a specific application requirement. This is a test of the battery’s ability, as found, to satisfy the battery duty cycle. A service test should be scheduled at the discretion of the user at periodic times between performance tests. When a service test is also being used on a regular basis, it will reflect maintenance practices. When a battery has shown signs of degradation, service testing should be performed on its normal frequency, and performance testing should be performed on an annual basis.

Modified performance test
A modified performance test is a test of battery capacity using a constant current modified by increasing the current to bound the currents in the duty cycle. The locations and duration of the changes in current levels could have profound effects on the battery’s ability to maintain its minimum required voltage. Initial conditions for the modified performance test should be identical to those specified for a service test. The system designer and the battery manufacturer should review the design load requirements to determine if the modified performance test is applicable and to determine the test procedure.

Maintenance Program

General
At EPS, we deliver on our promise of superior customer service by being available to perform your battery maintenance services any time with 24 X 7 X 365 scheduling available. Proper maintenance will prolong the life of a battery and will help enable the battery to satisfy its design requirements. A good battery maintenance program will serve as a valuable aid in maximizing battery life, preventing avoidable failures, and reducing premature replacement. Personnel knowledgeable of batteries and the safety precautions involved shall perform battery maintenance.

Inspections
Periodic inspections provide the user with information for determining the condition of the battery. The frequency of the inspections should be based on the nature of the application and may exceed that recommended herein. All inspections should be made under normal float conditions. For specific-gravity measurements to be meaningful, the electrolyte must be fully mixed. Electrolyte mixing is unlikely to exist following a recharge or water addition. Measurements should be taken in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Refer to the annexes for more information.

Monthly
Inspection of the battery on a regularly scheduled basis (at least once per month) should include a check and record of the following:
a. Float voltage measured at the battery terminals
b. General appearance and cleanliness of the battery, battery rack or battery cabinet, and the battery area
c. Charger output current and voltage
d. Electrolyte levels
e. Cracks in cells or evidence of electrolyte leakage
f. Any evidence of corrosion at terminals, connectors, racks, or cabinets
g. Ambient temperature and ventilation
h. Pilot cells (if used) voltage and electrolyte temperature
i. Battery float charging current or pilot cell specific gravity (For lead-antimony cells, specific gravity is preferred. Contact the manufacturer for specific recommendations.)
j. Unintentional battery grounds
k. All battery monitoring systems are operational (if installed)

Quarterly
At least once per quarter, a monthly inspection should be augmented as follows. Check and record the following:

a. Voltage of each cell
b. For lead-antimony batteries, specific gravity of 10% of the cells of the battery and float charging current
c. For technologies other than lead-antimony, if battery float charging current is not used to monitor state of charge, specific gravity of 10% of the cells of the battery
d. Temperature of a representative sample of 10% of the battery cells (Example for a sixty cell string, measure the temperature of every tenth cell for a total of six cells.)

Yearly
At least once each year, the quarterly inspection should be augmented as follows. Check and record the following:
a. For lead-antimony batteries, specific gravity of all cells of the battery
b. For technologies other than lead-antimony, if battery float charging current is not used to monitor state of charge, specific gravity of all cells of the battery
c. Cell condition [This involves a detailed visual inspection of each cell in contrast to the monthly inspection (Review manufacturer’s recommendations).
d. Cell-to-cell and terminal connection resistance
e. Structural integrity of the battery rack and/or cabinet

Special inspections
A complete set of specific-gravity readings should be recorded upon initial installation and after two years of service on all cell types.
If the battery has experienced an abnormal condition, an inspection should be made to verify that the battery has not been damaged. Contact the battery manufacturer for assistance.

Industrial Battery and Charger Services

Industrial Battery and Charger Customer Service Centers provide superior service for scheduled maintenance operations. From our sales reps to our service managers to our technicians and sales coordinators, our team of professionals ensure that we'll be your DC Power Source.

• Certified Battery Recycling
• Battery & Charger Inspections
• Scheduled Maintenance Services
• Mobile Battery Washing
• Load Testing to Manufacturer's Specifications
• Troubleshooting
• Repair & Upgrades
• Cable & Cell Replacements
• Operator Training
• Power Studies
• Application Audits
• Reserve Battery Discharge and Recording
• Fully Equipped Service Vehicles for Mobile Emergency Service
• Service All Brands of Motive & Stationary Power Batteries, Chargers and Electronics Portable Wash Station for Onsite Battery Cleaning
• Rental Product Available
• Up-To-Date on the Latest Products, Specifications, Operations Manuals and Technical Support
• Quick access to Factory Service Data

Shop Repairs & Parts

Regular inspection and maintenance reduces the likelihood of unexpected failure and costly repairs.

Battery Wash Service
Acid corrosion causes surface shorts that continually discharge your battery causing overheating, overcharging, and possible cell failure. This may also cause serious problems or failure of electronic controls on your lift trucks.

Battery and Charger Inspections
EPS performs inspections to help your facilities experience improved battery performance, safer operation, higher productivity and extended life.

Additional Services
EPS provides numerous services that can be customized to fit your needs and schedule.
The complete line of parts for DC applications include:
Auto/Deep Cycle Products Battery Boxes Booster Packs Chemicals Connecting Cables
Inverters Single Point Watering Terminals and Fuse Holders Tools and Testers Battery Cables
Battery Cleaning Battery Connectors Battery Handling Battery Replacement Cells Battery Room Supplies
Battery Room Tools Booster Packs Cables and Wiring Charge Controls Charger Cables
Charger Parts Chargers DC/DC Converters Deionizers Fuses – AC & DC
Indicators & Gauges Intercell Connectors Renewable Energy Repair Parts Safety Items
Single Point Watering Spill Products Terminal & ICC Covers Used Equipment Vent Caps
Watering Accessories Watering Carts Watering Guns Jumper Cables Clamps

Emergency Lighting/Security/Alarm

The LP11 924 Series product line includes both the UPS system and all required line and match battery cabinets required to achieve the minimum 90 minutes of run-time. The LP11 924 Series is completely tested UPS and 90-minute minimum battery system and carries a UL 924 listing.

Spill Containment