Environmental Hazards

Introduction to Batteries  

In this course you will learn to understand the different types of batteries, their capacity and recognise the hazards when working with batteries.

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Course Description 

Batteries, sometimes called cells or accumulators, are a source of electrical energy generated by the direct conversion of chemical energy from the materials contained within the battery cell.

There are many types in common use, some
are known as primary cells and are not generally considered rechargeable and so are single use and disposable.

Rechargeable batteries, known as secondary cells, are used in all kinds of everyday personal and industrial devices, machines and equipment.

Course Objectives

  • Define some of the roles of the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
  • Explain the roles of batteries in the Oil and Gas industry
  • Explain the different battery capabilities
  • Describe the different types of batteries
  • Explain battery maintenance requirements
  • Identify the components of common battery types
  • Explain the concept of battery capacity
  • Explain how batteries function both in series and parallel
  • Identify the different methods of recharging a battery
  • Recognise potential hazards when working with batteries
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