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Subject: Re: Fwd: [DCHAS-L] [New post] A note on chemical storage cabinets
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:00:19 -0500
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
Do you have the specs on the hinges? 316 Stainless steel would be my material of choice of hinge material here. Good news here is that it looks like the cabinets are wood, which holds up much better than metal, and it should be easy enough to replace those cup-style (European) hinges. A quick internet search shows these, for example: https://www.hardwaresource.com/stainless-steel-european-hinge.html
Good work on secondary containment and labeling, BTW. Although glacial acetic acid is technically a flammable storage candidate.
Take Ralph's post as an incentive to not only double check not only your acid cabinets, but the shelves and their supports on your flammable storage cabinets which, being metal, are prone to corrosion and damage. Adding safety/storage cabinet inspections to your routine laboratory inspection checklist is a great idea, too.
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I just put a blog posting on the DCHAS web site about an interesting chemical storage observation that arose during a discussion yesterday with our lab coordinator. Since the story is best told in pictures and the e-mail list is configured to not accept attachments,
I'd suggest that people review the blog posting at the URL below to see the impact of medium term storage of concentrated chemicals on laboratory casework.
Let me know if you have any questions about this.
Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Environmental Safety Manager
Keene State College
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