Proper chemical storage can better protect you
When storing chemicals in the laboratory, it is important to ensure that proper guidelines are followed. This helps keep your lab running smoothly and keeps people and the environment safe.
Chemical storage precautions:
1. In addition to ensuring proper labeling of chemicals, container contents, hazard/precautionary statements, manufacturer information and maintaining a comprehensive chemical list (including: chemical name, molecular formula, chemical composition and composition, hazard warnings, safety measures, fire fighting points, production batches, manufacturer information and emergency numbers.), you can also take many steps to ensure that chemicals are stored correctly.
2. Ensure that each chemical has a designated space and is stored in a classified manner. Chemicals that interact with each other must be stored separately. Designated spaces help you confirm storage chemicals based on chemical compatibility.
3. Do not store open containers. This increases the chance of leaks and toxic fumes being released into the laboratory and the environment.
4. Keep large and heavy containers in an easily accessible area.
However, the best way to protect personnel from toxic fumes, prevent accidental mixing of incompatible chemicals, and ensure proper chemical storage is to use appropriate chemical storage cabinets. Chemical storage cabinets are designed to collect noxious odors, volatile organic compounds and vapors. There are many people who are used to keeping chemicals in fume hoods, but chemical fume hood lab safety recommends avoiding chemical storage in ductless fume hoods, which are not intended for chemical storage.
Clean air chemical storage cabinet
Clean-gas storage cabinets capture chemical vapors to prevent operator exposure and chemical cross-contamination, and eliminate the ecological impact of chemical releases into the environment. At the heart of the clean air product line is innovative filtration technology, a multiple filtration system consisting of a pre-filter, primary chemical media or HEPA/ULPA filters and safety chemical media or HEPA/ULPA filters. When paired with HEPA or ULPA filters, the system can be configured to capture acids, bases and particulates. Its features are:
Safe to use. Cabinet Airflow and Surface Velocity Protect users from accidental exposure to organic odors and fumes using chemical media primary filters formulated for general-purpose storage. The addition of optional HEPA/ULPA filtration eliminates exposure to biological particles.
versatile. Each filter system is selected for its specific application. Chemical filters are available in over 14 configurations to handle vapors of organic solvents, acids, mercury and formaldehyde, with the addition of optional HEPA/ULPA filters for biosafety.
environmental benefits. Isolate and capture chemical vapors to prevent ecological impacts from release into the environment.
Cost-effectiveness. Eliminate facility plumbing, HVAC and construction costs.