From: LMSTROUD**At_Symbol_Here**
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] propane camping burners
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:17:45 -0400
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
Message-ID: 509bc.5fe32492.40641f69**At_Symbol_Here**

Also, propane torch burners will actually soften pyrex test tubes Know this is not the reason for initial use, however, often once such a burner is in a school, it will be used for other experiments.
I recommend the "microburner" which is butane or the butane burner often called the "fat can.
Some states actually have a law or fire regulation that forbids an "open flame" in a public meeting place which is interpreted as a school. A permit must be obtained from the local fire department.
Linda Stroud, Ph.D.; CHO,  former High School Chemistry teacher,
K-12 Science Safety Consultlant
In a message dated 3/26/2014 8:02:19 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, stefan.w**At_Symbol_Here**UCONN.EDU writes:

Another cautionary note besides whether the Fire Marshall approves is what "flame test"  are you attempting-  there has been much  discussion on this List regarding the Rainbow demonstration involving methanol and open  flames-  not  a  recommended practice.


-Stefan Wawzyniecki,  CIH, CHMM



From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Roshen Benoy
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 6:06 AM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] propane camping burners


I work  in a charter high school and we are in a temporary school building with out any gas connection in the lab.

I would like to know is it ok to use propane camping burners for labs involving flames.(flame test).Any legal issues??

I had used small portable burners in the past ,but it is running out quick. Any help appreciated.



chemistry instructor

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