Technical Manual BCIS-21: Specification for Non-Spillable Certification Valve

Battery Technical Manual Section BCI-21: BCI Specification for ‘Non-Spillable’ Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) Batteries

Revised 10/2020

BCIS-21 provides standard guidelines for evaluating, selecting and testing batteries for the purpose of obtaining Non-spillable certification per the applicable domestic and international transportation regulations. This procedure applies to batteries for classification as Non-spillable Battery. These batteries can be in single or multiple cell configurations.

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Venkat Srinivasan from the Argonne Collaborative Center

The lead acid battery ... is legendary. We can recycle 95+ percent of [these] batteries all across the world. It's a very safe chemistry, ... [and] we understand how to use it very, very well.

Dr. Venkat Srinivasan, Director, Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science