Lead: Battery Manufacturing eTool
Oxide and Grid Processing » Oxide Receiving
Oxide is delivered to plants in "pod" cars, which loads the material into storage by pneumatic conveying (blowing) it into storage tanks. All lead oxide storage systems have the potential for leaking, particularly around seals and sampling points.
Potential Sources of Exposure
- Leaking conveying equipment, particularly around flanges, seals, and transfer points.
Possible Engineering and Work Practice Controls
Provide HEPA filtered bin vents correctly sized to handle conveying airflow or connect to central baghouse.
Develop a reliable preventative maintenance program to ensure the integrity of the system.