Class 8 – Corrosive Substances (AS3780-2008 – The storage and handling of corrosive substances)
Battery transport cages can be used to store and transport acid batteries to recycling facilities. The device’s robust design and clever engineering make it practical to use, even in harsh conditions, such as remote mining sites. It’s forklift-friendly and convenient.
In order to provide complete acid-resistance, battery cages are manufactured from high-grade materials, such as galvanised and powder-coated steel mesh with HDPE lining.
Class 8 – Corrosive Substances refer to substances which, by any chemical reaction, may cause severe damage to anything, including living tissues it comes into contact with. In the event of any leakage, it may cause material damage to other goods, or its means of transport.
This standard establishes requirements and recommendations for safe storage and handling of corrosive substances by establishing minimum safety requirements for storage facilities, operating procedures, emergency planning, and fire protection.
One common example of a Class 8 liquid is battery acid. It is highly corrosive and can burn your skin, contaminate the soil and damage whatever it leaks into. Direct contact with battery fluid may cause skin irritations or at its worse cause caustic burns.
Though it can be dangerous, battery acid will not dissolve many plastics such as, polyester, epoxy resin or polyethylene (that is what we use for our cage lining).
Our Transportable and Storage units for batteries are capable of transporting lead acid batteries over large distances, ensuring no damage to their contents occur, even on some of Australia’s inhospitable roads.
Sealed lead-acid batteries are already equipped, in itself, with design features that prohibits leakage from the cells. However, there can be instances that these seals get broken. They are also prone to water permeation that can cause damage to the battery.
Therefore, for safety reasons, and also to prolong the life of the batteries, it is important to maintain proper storage of lead-acid batteries.
Lead-acid batteries are also prone to corrosion due to the fact that they are filled with acid. As such, they can cause serious injuries when not handled properly. Additionally, in case of seal breakage, they can emit gasses that are highly flammable.
Though they present a low-fire risk when intact, they are capable of storing large amounts of energy and often utilises volatile or combustible electrolytes, making them prone to catch fire or even cause them to explode.
Any used or waste lead-acid batteries are classified and considered hazardous in Any State or Territory in Australia. Under most State’s environmental regulations, it is considered an offence to allow acids to be discharged into the environment.
Used lead-acid batteries should be stored in fully compliant storage devices to prevent the occurrence of any discharge event. Failure to comply with regulations of how lead-acid batteries are stored, handled, and transported can result in your company’s (and executives) being deemed liable.
Our Transportable Battery Cage is designed to hold a full pallet of used batteries that will make its storage safe for transport and secure. Our Transport Cage is fully compliant with AS3780-2008 – The storage and handling of corrosive substances.
It is a requirement to comply without exception with this standard if your business tends to store or handle corrosive substances.
It has a total sump capacity of 145L, and can store batteries up to 500 mm high when it is placed on a pallet. And it is also capable of storing batteries of up to 640 mm high when they are placed directly on the bund.
Construction: WSSA Transportable Battery Cages are built using heavy-duty zinc anneal steel. It features Polyethylene (LLDPE) internal lining and bund. Proudly All-Australian Designed and Made.