Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 13:39:22 -0400
Reply-To: "Spencer, Amy" <aspencer**At_Symbol_Here**NFPA.ORG>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: "Spencer, Amy" <aspencer**At_Symbol_Here**NFPA.ORG>
Subject: Re: quick question
Comments: To: "Curtis, Martha"
Comments: cc: "Schaffer, Elizabeth"
Dear Ms. Marcoux:

NFPA 45-2004, Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using
Chemicals, reads as follows on the topic:*  Storage cabinets used in laboratories shall not be required to
be vented for fire protection purposes.

A.  See NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, for
performance-based requirements if storage cabinets are vented for any


I would suggest you review a copy of NFPA 30.  If you don't have access
to a copy of NFPA 30 through your health and safety personnel or fire
marshal, you can order an instantly downloadable .pdf of NFPA 30 through
our website at  .  I hope this will
give you another source for information.

Amy Spencer

NFPA Senior Chemical Engineer/Staff Liaison to NFPA 45


-----Original Message-----
From: Curtis, Martha 
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 3:59 PM
To: Spencer, Amy
Cc: Benedetti, Bob
Subject: FW: [DCHAS-L] quick question



     Can you provide any assistance from NFPA 45 to the inquiry from the
ACS, Division of Chemical Health and Safety list?

  Regards, Martha


Martha H. Curtis

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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] quick question


Hello there,

  I have been passed on to this address with my question I hope that
someone will be able to help me. My question at CMCC in the
prep room of the chemistry lab there is a storage closet with no
ventillation and several cabinets in this location. The cabinet of
concern is a acid cabinet, the only ventillation it has is the two air
vents on either side. We are looking to replace the cabinet and possibly
incorporating ventillation through the ceiling up above for this
cabinet. Our question is where can I find information(or the answer) on
regulations for the proper setup of a ventillation system for that
storage room so that it doesn't interfere with the fume hood system and
HVAC? I do hope you can help, if not please let me know and where my
next lead would be. Thank you for your time.


Megan Marcoux

intern at CMCC

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