Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2010 07:14:18 -0500
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From: Christopher Suznovich <snuz**At_Symbol_Here**MAC.COM>
Subject: Re: Glove box inspection checklist?
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If you are just looking to to ensure there are no leaks of gas from the box or into the box, you could do a pressure test to determine if the pressure  remains with an acceptable limit once filled with argon.  The opposite can also be done by performing a vacuum test, drawing a complete vacuum inside the box and determine if the vacuum holds then you would know that there are no leaks.  

You could also leak a container of liquid smoke inside the box, purge the box with argon or any other gas and once under pressure watch to see if any of the smoke escapes from the box.  


From: Kim Auletta <kauletta**At_Symbol_Here**NOTES.CC.SUNYSB.EDU>
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Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2010 14:15:00 -0400
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Glove box inspection checklist?

I have a lab that is using a glove box to maintain an inert atmosphere with argon while working with lithium ribbon. While the operation looks ok on the surface, they can't document or prove that they haven't had any failures (research labs are not production & no one ever thinks of these things!). Does anyone have a glove box inspection checklist or other info they can share?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Kim Auletta
Lab Safety Specialist
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Stony Brook University
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