Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 08:09:28 -0500
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From: "Schmidt-Nebril, Kathleen" <kschmidtnebril**At_Symbol_Here**DOM.EDU>
Subject: Explosion Proof Refrigerator Storage

We are in the process of annual review of our chemical inventory and I 
was hoping to get some help with the specific guidelines of what 
chemicals must be stored in our explosion proof refrigerator.  I have 
read several resources that indicate a flashpoint of 37.8C is the cut 
off however this covers a lot of lab solvents and I would not have 
enough room.  Our acetone for example is stored in our vented flammable 
cabinets.  Does anyone know of a site which gives detailed information 
on refrigerator storage.  Also our stockroom only has an explosion proof 
refrigerator and vented flammable cabinets we have no "Flammable" 
refrigerators available.
Does anyone in the Chicago area know of a company that can convert our 
household refrigerators into flammable ones?   As always thank you all 
in advanc for the help.

Kathleen Schmidt-Nebril, NRCC-CHO
Chemistry Division Department of Natural Science
Dominican University
River Forest, IL 60305

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