Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:56:15 +0000
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Subject: Re: Door swing in NMR room?
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I would also consider installing a "panic bar" instead of conventional door "knob" on the inside of a swing-out door.
Lynn Knudtson

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From: Ralph B Stuart 
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Door swing in NMR room?
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 14:55:13 +0000

A question has arisen here with regard to the direction of the entrance door swing in a room containing an NMR. Some people have suggested that due to the asphyxiation potential of a quenching of the instrument, the door should swing out of the room into hallway. Does anyone know of a regulatory requirement for this or a reference that suggests that this be used as a best practice?

Thanks for any help with this.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart CIH
Laboratory Ventilation Specialist
Department of Environmental Health and Safety
Cornell University


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