Accession Number : ADA018106

Title :   Production and Engineering Methods for CARB - TEK (Trade Name) Batteries in Fork Lift Trucks.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Sep 74-Feb 75,

Corporate Author : ESB INC YARDLEY PA ESB TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Schaefer,James C.

Report Date : MAR 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The prupose of this program is to develop the manufacturing technology of the Carb Tek molten salt Li/Cl battery to the prototype level. This purpose is being accomplished by actually constructing cells on a pilot line, optimizing process steps, establishing quality control procedures, and engineering appropriate changes. The majority of the cell work is performed in a controlled argon atmosphere. Results show that the carbon selected for the cell cathode can develop the required 5 Whr/cubic inch even when damaged by stress cracks. Anode contamination and fabrication problems have been reduced by a new alloying technique. Cell yields are dependent on weld quality.

Descriptors :   *Storage batteries, *Forklift vehicles, Aluminum alloys, Lithium alloys, Chlorides, Reliability(Electronics), Cathodes, Anodes, Fabrication, Costs, Fused salts, Production engineering

Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE