Battery charging areas pose many potential risks that could lead to explosion. In these areas, hydrogen gas may be released, especially during the charging process, and when this gas accumulates in the air, there is a risk of explosion.
In addition, since the electrolyte of the batteries is a flammable substance, there may be a risk of explosion as a result of damage to the batteries.
Electrical explosion risks in battery charging areas are listed below:
- Sparks: Batteries produce large amounts of hydrogen gas during charging, which can create an explosive atmosphere. Therefore, electrical equipment used in battery charging areas must not produce sparks or minimize their formation.
- Overheating: Electrical equipment can overheat and increase the risk of explosion. Therefore, electrical equipment used in battery charging areas must operate in a suitably ventilated and temperature-controllable environment.
Correct selection and installation of electrical equipment in battery filling areas is extremely important. Therefore, it is recommended to use ATEX certified products. ATEX certification is a certification issued by the European Union to determine equipment suitable for use in explosive atmospheres. These certified products can ensure safe operation when used in explosion-risk areas.
Additionally, maintenance and control of electrical equipment is also important. Electrical equipment should be maintained and checked at regular intervals and repaired immediately if any problems are detected. This will help minimize the risk of explosion.
As a result, battery charging areas are areas with a high risk of explosion and the correct selection, installation, maintenance and control of electrical equipment is extremely important. Using ATEX certified products and taking appropriate safety precautions will help minimize the risk of explosion.