From: Russell Vernon <russell.vernon**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Shielding for large vacuum-manifold?
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:33:51 +0000
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We used =BD sheets of Plexiglas with holes cut to access the valves for a pressure/vacuum manifold placed on a lab bench. The sheets were placed on both sides of the manifold and screwed to the mounting frame. It’s a custom job but effective


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From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Kimberly Bush
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 6:31 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Shielding for large vacuum-manifold?


[Multiposting.  My apologies if you’re seeing this in duplicate.]


Has anyone seen, developed, or researched solutions for shielding laboratory-scale vacuum manifolds for pulling high vacuum on glass vessels?  This would be a large (approx. 10-foot wide) glass manifold that would not be located inside of a fume hood.  We want to reduce the hazard of flying glass in the event of a glassware failure and resulting implosion. 


While this particular apparatus is part of a renovation for a new research group, we have some similar equipment on our academic campus that could benefit from the same kind of solution. 


Sliding panels/doors?  Enclosures?  Hanging blast shields?  Anything like this in use?



Kimi Bush

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University of Pennsylvania

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