From: David Roberts <droberts**At_Symbol_Here**DEPAUW.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Natural Gas in Science Buildings
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:45:15 -0400
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It is still allowed. I do think there are different rules for where you put them. We re-did our building 10 years ago now, and when they did it, they put all of our gas jets in chemistry in hoods - none on the bench. But physics has 1 or 2 on the bench.

Hood ones are not advisable in my mind. Not that you can?t have them in hoods, but I would encourage you to try to get some out on the bench. The air flow in a hood is just too much for most things you would want to use a burner for in chemistry. We often find that we run hoses out of the hood onto a bench top for typical burner use.

Good luck


On Sep 15, 2014, at 1:17 PM, Kohler, Christopher E wrote:

> All,
> Is the installation of plumbed natural gas still allowed in new science buildings?
> I assume so. On the other hand?
> I was wondering if anyone absolutely prohibits the installation of natural gas and if so, why?
> Many thanks,
> Chris
> Christopher E. Kohler
> Laboratory Safety Manager
> University Environmental Health and Safety
> Indiana University
> 1514 E Third Street
> Bloomington, IN 47405
> (812) 855-5454
> cekohler**At_Symbol_Here**

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