From: Larry McLouth <ldmclouth**At_Symbol_Here**LBL.GOV>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] explosion proof blender
Date: May 31, 2012 3:37:18 PM EDT
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Hi Yung -

Check out this web site:

Note "Explosion Proof"  normally refers to equipment that can be operated in areas where flammable vapors (from liquids) or gases/vapors are at or above their Lower Flammability Limit"

Other equipment that is designed to safely contain, handle, or process materials that can produce flammable vapors may or may not be "explosion proof". 

Hope this helps


On 5/31/2012 12:03 PM, Yung Morgan wrote:

Dear safety colleagues,


Hope the summer is finding you well. A professor at my school is looking for an intrinsically safe(or explosion proof) grinder /blender that he could use to blend  small pieces of plastic in solvent( MEK, chloroform etc.), small enough  to be left  inside the fume hood. I was wondering if any of you have come across such equipment and/or manufacturer you would recommend.


Thank you very much for any thoughts you may have. Enjoy your Summer.


Yung Morgan, MsPH
Laboratory Safety
Industrial Hygiene Services
Environmental Health and Safety
117 Draper hall
UMASS,Amherst MA 01003
phone (413)  545-2682
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email : pmorgan**At_Symbol_Here**


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