The IEEE standards board recently approved a revised version of IEEE Standard 1187, Recommended Practice for Installation Design and Installation of Valve-Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) Storage Batteries for Stationary Applications, reflecting new knowledge about such batteries. The changes have made the standard consistent with other similar recommended practices.

IEEE 1187-2002 included recommended design practices and procedures for the storage, location, mounting, ventilation, instrumentation, preassembly, assembly, and charging of VRLA batteries in stationary use.

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