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This section includes requirements applicable to specific types of storage batteries. Stationary storage battery systems with more than one type of storage battery shall comply with requirements applicable to each battery type.
1206.2.12.1 Lead-Acid Storage Batteries
Stationary storage battery systems utilizing lead-acid storage batteries shall comply with the following:
  1. Ventilation shall be provided in accordance with Section 1206.2.11.3.
  2. Spill control and neutralization shall be in accordance with Section 1206.2.11.5.
  3. Thermal runaway protection shall be provided for valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) storage batteries in accordance with Section 1206.2.10.7.
  4. The signage in Section 1206.2.8.6 shall indicate the room contains lead-acid batteries.
1206.2.12.2 Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd) Storage Batteries
Stationary storage battery systems utilizing nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd) storage batteries shall comply with the following:
  1. Ventilation shall be provided in accordance with Section 1206.2.11.3.
  2. Spill control and neutralization shall be in accordance with Section 1206.2.11.5.
  3. Thermal runaway protection shall be provided for valve-regulated sealed nickel-cadmium storage batteries in accordance with Section 1206.2.10.7.
  4. The signage in Section 1206.2.8.6 shall indicate the room contains nickel-cadmium batteries.
1206.2.12.3 Lithium-Ion Storage Batteries
The signage in Section 1206.2.8.6 shall indicate the type of lithium batteries contained in the room.
1206.2.12.4 Sodium-Beta Storage Batteries
Stationary storage battery systems utilizing sodium-beta storage batteries shall comply with the following:
  1. Ventilation shall be provided in accordance with Section 1206.2.11.3.
  2. The signage in Section 1206.2.8.6 shall indicate the type of sodium batteries in the room and include the instructions, "APPLY NO WATER."
1206.2.12.5 Flow Storage Batteries
Stationary storage battery systems utilizing flow storage batteries shall comply with the following:
  1. Ventilation shall be provided in accordance with Section 1206.2.11.3.
  2. Spill control and neutralization shall be in accordance with Section 1206.2.11.5.
  3. The signage required in Section 1206.2.8.6 shall indicate the type of flow batteries in the room.
1206.2.12.6 Other Battery Technologies
Stationary storage battery systems utilizing battery technologies other than those described in Sections 1206.2.12.1 through 1206.2.12.5 shall comply with the following:
  1. Gas detection systems complying with Section 916 shall be provided in accordance with Section 1206.2.11.4 where the batteries have the potential to produce toxic or highly toxic gas in the storage room or cabinet in excess of the permissible exposure limits (PEL) during charging, discharging and normal system operation.
  2. Mechanical ventilation shall be provided in accordance with Section 1206.2.11.3.
  3. Spill control and neutralization shall be in accordance with Section 1206.2.11.5.
  4. In addition to the signage required in Section 1206.2.8.6, the marking shall identify the type of batteries present, describe the potential hazards associated with the battery type, and indicate that the room contains energized electrical circuits.

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