Advances in manufacturing systems for the production of pastes for lead/acid battery plates

  • Kitchens W
  • Osten R
  • Lambert D
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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to highlight the key considerations in preparing a high-performance paste for lead/acid battery plates, especially one that contains a high proportion of tetrabasic lead sulfate (4BS). Special emphasis is placed on the importance of selecting a paste mixer with the correct mixing/blending/shearing action, and both monitoring and controlling the mixing sequence, paste temperature, acid-to-oxide ratio, moisture content (density) and plasticity. Additionally, the capabilities of the Oxmaster paste-mixing equipment are detailed. © 1995.

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  • Lead/acid battery plates
  • Manufacturing systems
  • Paste production

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Authors

  • W. R. Kitchens

  • R. C. Osten

  • D. W H Lambert

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