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Advanced GEL mixing and filling process for Valve-Regulated Lead–Acid Cells and Block Batteries

The presentation involves the GEL filling process that was patented by Abertax Research & Development Ltd in 2014 and developed to reduce the investment in machines and equipment, to make the whole process much simpler and safer and ― most importantly― to enhance the product quality and performance of valve-regulated lead–acid (VRLA) batteries using GEL technology. Initially, the process was only approved for OPzV cells and the first company that implemented the technology was Eternity Technologies FZ LLC in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Since that time, the ‘GEL–circulation’ process has been tested and approved for PzV and Block Batteries. Other VRLA Battery manufacturers have implemented the technology for VRLA GEL batteries. The presentation provides test results and performance data of cells and blocks manufactured with the GEL-circulation process and compares the technology with alternative production methods.

KD Merz

VP-Technology; Council menber, Abertax Technologies

KD Merz is a graduate of the Duesseldorf Technical College. From 1993 to 1999, he was the Marketing and Product Manager for Sonnenschein Batteries. From 2000 to 2007, he was Director Marketing for Motive Power Products for Exide Technologies. KD joined Abertax Technologies in 2008 and consults with several battery companies in Europe, Asia and USA on VRLA battery technology and systems integration of batteries and accessories for complete energy solutions.