Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 09:06:27 -0400
Reply-To: Sarah Mueller <smueller**At_Symbol_Here**SAFETYPARTNERSINC.COM>
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From: Sarah Mueller <smueller**At_Symbol_Here**SAFETYPARTNERSINC.COM>
Subject: Dispensing Flammable Material

I would appreciate any feedback on the following scenario - some researchers at a company in MA want to make a large batch of mobile phase (class IB flammable containing mainly methanol, acetonitrile and a few other chemicals for their HPLC machines) and dispense smaller working volumes into bottles as needed for individual runs. 

Looking through 527 CMR 14 I found that they can store up to 20L in a DOT spec polypropylene container (not my first choice although without other options they are leaning toward this), or up to 60 gallons in glass or metal.  I also found in these regs that you can not gravity dispense class IB flammables.

Does anyone know of any container/pump options that would comply with these regulations and allow them make and store 20L of Class IB flammables?

Thanks for your help.



Sarah Mueller
Senior Consulting Safety Officer
Safety Partners, Inc.
(857) 204-6699< /FONT>
Hands-on Workplace Safety

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