Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 09:11:24 -0500
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From: "Yaeger, Mary Ann" <YaegerMa**At_Symbol_Here**WESLEY.EDU>
Subject: Re: Laboratory/Chemical Storage Temperature Control
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Last spring our heating system malfunctioned and temperatures rose to over 
100 degrees.  We have since installed window A/C units in our two storeroom
s that could be affected by high temperatures.  They are set to a constant 
temperature.  Our building and heating system are old and don't always main
tain a constant temperature in all the labs, so sometimes the A/C and heate
r run simultaneously, but it keeps our storage rooms cool (while heating th
e labs).  We also have a flammable refrigerator that we store several chemi
cals in, and could be used to temporarily store others if needed. 


MaryAnn Yaeger
Supervisor of Laboratory Services, CHO
Wesley College
120 N. State Street
Dover, DE 19901
phone (302) 736-2389
Fax (302) 736-2301

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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Ma
rjorie Markopoulos
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2010 3:24 PM
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Laboratory/Chemical Storage Temperature Control

Does anyone have procedures or guidelines for temperature control in
chemistry labs or chemical storage facilities and is willing to share these
plans, i.e. in the event of an HVAC failure?  

Has anyone had an event where the temperature in one of these places that
neared or exceeded 100 deg. F and is willing to share the experience? Or
what you would do in such an event?  

Any thoughts on relying on flammable storage refrigerators for contingency

Thank you,

Marjorie Markopoulos
EHS Specialist
Wright State University

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