From: "Kohler, Christopher E" <cekohler**At_Symbol_Here**IU.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Vented flammables cabinets
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:50:22 +0000
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Dear Listers,


Thanks in advance and pardon the cross-posting.


NFPA 30 states that IF flammable cabinets are ducted to the ventilation system that the supply be provided at the top and the exhaust be connected to the bottom. Presumably, this creates a downward directed cross draft that ensures removal of vapors with high vapor density from the bottom of the cabinet.


I have two questions:


1) if there is not a ducted supply does that supply bung stay open or closed?


2) if an existing cabinet is vented with the exhaust from the top should it be changed to vent from the bottom?


Many thanks,




Christopher E. Kohler, MS, LPG, CCHO

Laboratory Safety Manager, EHS

Laboratory Safety Instructor, ACS

Adjunct Faculty, SPEA


Environmental Health and Safety

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Bloomington, IN 47405

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