Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 11:25:44 -0400
Reply-To: john.coulter**At_Symbol_Here**NSTARCH.COM
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From: john.coulter**At_Symbol_Here**NSTARCH.COM
Subject: Re: Venting flammable storage cabinets
Comments: To: Yung Morgan
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Yung - What a timely issue to discuss! We're going through this same 
dilemma at my company. The cabinet in my analytical lab is vented and even 
from the top no less which probably isn't a good idea. This was done a 
number of years ago, but if we have to vent I'll have changed to bottom 
venting. The rest of the labs have recently purchased a number of 
cabinets, but to my knowledge none have been vented.
Look forward to other comments.
John Coulter

Yung Morgan  
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05/19/2006 10:20 AM
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Yung Morgan 


[DCHAS-L] Venting flammable storage cabinets

Dear members,

What is your opinion or experience with venting flammable storage 
Our local fire department seems to be against the idea as it may 
the integrity of the cabinets. The design architects seem to agree with 
fire dept. As a former lab worker, with a lot of  lab and cabinet
inspections to contend with, I am in favor of venting the cabinets  to
prevent odor from spills and or possible leaks of odoriferous compounds.
Your opinion will be appreciated and the resulting comments posted for the
list serve members.
Thank you in advance for your help.

Yung Morgan, MsPH
Chemical Safety
Industrial Hygiene Services
Environmental Health and Safety
117 Draper hall
UMASS,Amherst MA 01003
phone (413)  545-2682
Fax  (413) 545-2600
email : pmorgan**At_Symbol_Here**

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