Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 14:32:20 -0500
Reply-To: Denise Dubois <ddubois1**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
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From: Denise Dubois <ddubois1**At_Symbol_Here**UVM.EDU>
Subject: Flammable Storage Cabinets

We have 45 gallon flammable storage cabinets with clogged flash  
arrestors, so they're not exhausting properly (or at all in some cases).
I spoke with the manufacturer who informed me that the arrestors are  
not replaceable and should be cleaned with a mild detergent solution  
every 6 months.
This has proven to be a challenge in the past because the cabinet  
design makes the arrestors difficult to access and the recommended  
detergent solution is not effective.
Has anyone experienced any similar situations or have any advice for  
cleaning and maintaining the arrestors and/or cabinets?

Thanks in advance,


Denise DuBois
Laboratory Safety Coordinator
Environmental Safety

University of Vermont
McAuley Hall - Room 103
250 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT  05401

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