SCRAP DRAINED/DRY WHOLE INTACT LEAD BATTERIES :
To be free of any liquid. Cases to be either plastic or rubber and be complete including caps. Non-lead (ni-cad, ni-fe, carbonaire, etc.) not acceptable.
Industrial steel cased, aircraft (aluminium cased) and partial, cracked or broken batteries and batteries without caps subject to special agreement. Review packaging specifications and regulatory status pertaining to shipping with buyer prior to sale.
GENERAL TRADE PRACTICE TO EXPORT- IMPORT RAINS
General trade practice to export-import RAINS is to drain out the free liquid from the batteries prior to stuffing of the containers/ transportation. In case of dry whole intact batteries, as there is absorbed gel in place of free liquid, draining out is not necessary.
The main purpose of this is to avoid the spillage of acid during transportation and handling. However during long period of transportation/ sea journey, some of the entrapped liquid may precipitate which in no case should be more than 5% of weight of battery. For the purpose of acceptance / rejection, the full consignment/ container load shall be considered , not individual pieces. Battery should also be free from the sand/ soil/ dust and any other spurious material or as specified by the buyer.