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    Quality Tolerance for Water for Storage Batteries

    Water, as a constituent of the Acid -Water Electrolyte Solution in Lead Acid Storage Batteries plays an important role in its functioning. Distilled or Deionized Water or R.O. Water is best suited for use in these Batteries. Ordinary Tap Water contains Minerals and Micro particulates that build up on the Lead Plates over time leading to serious shortening of Run Times and its Life. The IS 1069 Regulations detail Standards of Quality Tolerance of Water in Storage Batteries.

    Water is the essential component of the storage batteries as the Quality of Water determines how the batteries will work. The majority of the Storage Batteries or Lead Acid Batteries consists of lead plates immersed in a pool of Electrolytes and while recharging the storage batteries, electricity flows through the water portion of the Electrolytes. Any Water Quality Issues can hamper the working functionally of the Storage Batteries. Generally, Distilled Water, Deionized Water, and Reverse Osmosis Water are used for Storage Batteries.

    The utilization of Ordinary Tap Water can cause overworking of the battery because the minerals present in the tap water can fill the pores and coat the plates which block the water contact. The IS 1069 sets out the regulations for Quality Tolerance of Water for maintaining the Appropriate Standarity of Water for Storage Batteries (Lead-Acid Batteries).

     

    The Quality of Water in storage batteries determines the performance of batteries. The majority of the Storage Batteries Are Lead Acid Batteries with lead plates immersed in an Electrolyte pool, a major component of which is Distilled & Deionized Water.  During Recharge, electricity flows through the Electrolyte, and Water Quality Issues can hamper its functionality. Utilization of Ordinary Tap Water can cause the battery to overwork because of the minerals present in tap water which clog the pores and coat the plates blocking contact of electrodes with the electrolyte. IS 1069 sets out the regulations for Quality Tolerance of Water in Storage Batteries (Lead-Acid Batteries) maintenance for ensuring appropriate Water Standards.

    Edward Food Research & Analysis Centre Ltd (EFRAC) is a NABL Accredited Testing lab [Laboratory] with ISO/IEC 17025 Certification and offers Quality Tolerance of Water for Storage Batteries. In EFRAC, the EFRAC ’s Highly Experienced Researchers have been following all the regulations of IS 1069 for testing the Water Quality of Storage Batteries.

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    Water for Storage Batteries

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    Parameters

    WET CHEMISTRY:
    • Chloride • Hardness

    INSTRUMENT (pH Meter):
    • pH

     

    Other Parameter

    • Concentration of Heavy Metals
    • Oxidizable Matter
    • Specific Electrical Conductivity (Micromhos per cm)
    • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS, mg/l)
    • Non-Volatile Residue (mg/l)

    Instruments

    • UV-VS Spectrophotometer • FT-IR • Hot Air Oven • pH Meter • RT-PCR • GC • LC • Drop Tester • Gas Chromatography • ICP MS/ICP OES

    Methods/ Specifications

    • Water for Storage Batteries as per IS 1069