From: Kurt France/Pacific/Brenntag <KFrance**At_Symbol_Here**BRENNTAG.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] plumbing H2 from remote location
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2015 18:02:05 +0000
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We were faced with a similar situation at our lab.  In our case, the Fire Marshal was who objected to the use of cylinders next to the instrument.  We looked into the remote cylinder idea and the cost to install the double walled lines to travel the extra 100’ or so was over $15000.  So we chose to purchase a hydrogen generator and a monitoring system.



Kurt France

Technical Manager

Brenntag Pacific Portland

5700 NW Front Ave,

Portland OR 97210






From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Rogers, Janet
Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2015 8:25 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] plumbing H2 from remote location


To All:


We need to use H2 gas for FID-GC.  Our campus EH&S officer wants us to plumb H2 gas from a cylinder placed at some remote location (as yet unknown to me, but I've heard both: a) from the hallway and b) from outside the building) to our instrument lab.  We do not see why we cannot use the H2 cylinder in the instrument lab, next to the instrument, as we have been doing.  Increasing the distance between the H2 cylinder and the instrument seems like it would increase the safety risk. 


I'd appreciate hearing your thoughts/comments/experience in handling H2 safely in your labs.



Janet Rogers, Ph.D.


Chemistry Department

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

230 Scotland Road

Edinboro, PA  16444


phone: 814.732.1539

e-mail: rogers**At_Symbol_Here**

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