Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 12:21:01 -0400
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From: "Dr. Jay A. Young" <chemsafety**At_Symbol_Here**VERIZON.NET>
Subject: Re: Temperature control of chemical storage

There are no requirements for temperature control in chemical storage areas--but the general practice is cool and dry plus continually well-ventilated.  As to cool temperatures, most experience suggests a maximum of 70 degrees F (or 20 degrees C [68 degrees F]) as a reasonable maximum.
90 degrees F is very much too hot.
Jay Young
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From: Schmidt-Nebril, Kathleen
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Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2010 4:59 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Temperature control of chemical storage

I received a call from a friend at  a local college in regard to chemical storage room temperature control and am looking for some extra feedback.  They want to decommission their science building from Fri-Sun every week over the summer to save on air conditioning costs.  They will set temperature control so that it will not get higher then 90F and electric would stay on.  Teaching labs will run Mon-Thurs so set up will need to be scheduled accordingly.  Are there any regulations which specify required  environmental conditions  for the chemical storage room? 

Thank You

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