The IEEE Standards Board recently approved a revision to one of its standards and gave the go-ahead for the development of a new standard. The revised and new standards are sponsored by the Stationary Batteries Committee of the IEEE Power Engineering Society.

Standard 450, “Recommended Practice for Maintenance, Testing, and Replacement of Vented Lead-Acid Batteries for Stationary Applications,” explains new testing recommendations, and P1635, “Guide for the Ventilation and Thermal Management of Batteries for Stationary Applications” will describe battery technologies and the design considerations and environmental issues associated with each one.