battery room

Battery Room Ventilation Calculator

Hydrogen gas is produced during the charging of electric forklift batteries, so it is important to ensure adequate battery room ventilation is available to ensure workplace and personnel safety. MTC offers an online calculator that can help to demonstrate the importance of battery room ventilation by illustrating how much hydrogen gas can be produced by the batteries and how much ventilation may be required to maintain hydrogen levels at industry standard concentrations.

NOTICE: The information provided by these calculators is for illustrative purposes only. While reasonable effort is made to ensure accuracy, MTC is not responsible for errors or omissions and does not guarantee any information. Consult with a certified professional to determine your specific needs.

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Battery Handling Safety

MTC offers a variety of specialized equipment to assist businesses with safe battery changing and handling in their battery room. Because forklift batteries are extremely heavy and can be hazardous, we design our equipment to be versatile and adaptable, catering to the needs of customers with facilities of varying sizes and supporting both single-shift and around-the-clock operations.

Our range of forklift battery-changing products includes man-aboard power changers, portable side removal equipment, and overhead removal systems.

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Forklift Battery Maintenance

To ensure safe and efficient operation, forklift lead-acid batteries require periodic maintenance such as cleaning and watering. These batteries contain hazardous materials like sulfuric acid and lead plates, making it imperative for individuals to use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and adhere to guidelines provided by the original equipment manufacturers.

For effective forklift battery maintenance, MTC provides a range of battery cleaning tools and battery racks and stands. These resources are essential for maintaining a safe and secure battery room.

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Battery Charging Best Practices

Properly charging forklift batteries is essential to extend their lifespan and maximize the forklifts’ operational time. Sticking to established best practices can simplify the charging process and ensure compatibility with the original equipment manufacturer’s specifications.

MTC provides the Charge Cycle Analytics (CCA) system, which includes both hardware and software to manage battery rooms for lift trucks. This state-of-the-art system is the most advanced of its kind available.

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Battery Room Regulations Reference​

Looking for the necessary information to ensure compliance with various laws, regulations, and guidelines that impact forklifts powered by batteries and their battery charging rooms can be time-consuming. However, MTC provides valuable links to reference materials from reputable organizations such as OSHA, ASME, NFPA, IFC, ISO, DOL, DOT, EPA, NRC, and other relevant resources.

Consult with your legal counsel to determine applicable regulations and compliance requirements.

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