Sunday, May 1, 2016

Batteries (Diesel Fire Pump, Fire Alarm Control Panel)......

Most Sealed Lead Acid batteries have a finite lifetime.

Diesel engine battery bank is pictured below.  This documents a lack of maintenance.

Best practice is demonstrated in the photo below:

Less effective replacement date writing, see below.

This is why we do inspections (below).

More views.

Similar problem, but different battery and location:

Below, series of photos show proper life-cycle load testing and the results....

More testing and more failures.

Two (2) photos show plastic casing on 12V fire alarm battery, casing may show fracture damage:

Below, a diesel engine battery set is shown:

A close up is below:

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