Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 20:01:03 -0400
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From: "Samuella B. Sigmann" <sigmannsb**At_Symbol_Here**APPSTATE.EDU>
Subject: Re: Vertical Fire Blankets
In-Reply-To: <000301cb5cef$dbf385a0$93da90e0$**At_Symbol_Here**cornell.edu>

Hi Erik - I replaced all of mine with the bright orange bags because I 
read somewhere that the vertical cabinets had been banned due to the 
"chimney affect" that you are talking about. I wish I could remember 
where I saw that, but I can't - old age is a terrible thing.

Sammye

Erik A. Talley wrote:
>
> Many years ago I commonly saw vertical fire blankets, such as the one 
> in the top right at this site:
>
> http://www.larsensmfg.com/fire_extinguishers/fire_blanket.html
>
> Our fire safety officer at the time said they were antiquated. When an 
> individual would use it (idea is to connect into it and then turn in a 
> circle while standing), the smoke and fire would go up to the personís 
> face. Eventually they were replaced with fire blankets in a box that 
> are folded up.
>
> I donít have any of these at Cornell, but I still occasionally see 
> these in lab buildings. They can also still be purchased.
>
> This isnít my area, and the other staff here donít have experience 
> with vertical blankets. Does anyone know if vertical fire blankets are 
> considered acceptable/unacceptable and where that information is 
> referenced?
>
> Thanks for your help.
>
> Erik
>
>
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> Environmental Health and Safety
> Weill Cornell Medical College
> Cornell University
> 402 East 67th Street, Room LA-0020
> New York, NY 10065
>
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>
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