Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 13:18:25 -0500
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Subject: Re: Tacoma Lab Accident Injures Four

From: "Michael Kleinman" 
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] Tacoma Lab Accident Injures Four
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 09:59:54 -0800

Any salt that dissolves exothermically could have initiated a rapid release
of methanol vapor to the explosive limit.

If showing flame colors is all that was to be achieved, placing a metal loop
that was soaked in a salt solution into the flame of a Bunsen burner could
achieve the objective.

Shields, fire extinguishers and lab showers should be considered.

Mike Kleinman

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