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BATTERIES, IMDG CODE, SEGREGATION

Batteries – UN 2794 -2795

 Batteries containing acid and alkali are highly hazardous due to its corrosive nature. They are classified under Class 8 (Corrosive substances) in model regulations.

Acid and Alkali reacts very dangerously with each other hence not allowed to be transported in same containers.

The hazard symbol for corrosive substances acc...

Below you can find Batteries and battery fluids ( both acid and alkali ) in different table as listed in IMDG Code 35-10.

Table no. 1

UNNO CLASS PROPER SHIPPING NAME
ACID 2794 8 BATTERIES, WET, FILLED WITH ACID electric storage
ACID 2796 8 BATTERY FLUID, ACID

Table no. 2

UNNO CLASS PROPER SHIPPING NAME
ALKALI 2795 8 BATTERIES, WET, FILLED WITH ALKALI electric storage
ALKALI 2797 8 BATTERY FLUID, ALKALI

Table no. 3

UNNO CLASS PROPER SHIPPING NAME
ACID OR  ALKALI 2800 8 BATTERIES, WET, NON-SPILLABLE electric storage

*Table no. 1 and 2 must not be mixed loaded in same container

*2800 must pass Vibration & Pressure differential test

Further if it does not show any leakage if cracked at 55 deg C or no free flowing liquids plus protected from short circuit can be transported as non-hazardous

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