From: Kyle Angjelo <kangjelo**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Citation for storage separation of acids and bases
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 23:08:03 -0400
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Dear Melody,

In New Jersey, we fall under International Fire Code NJ Edition 2006 for Fire Code. There is a hazardous materials section that very specifically describes the nature of how incompatible materials must be stored. Below is the citation.

Since IFC NJ Edition 2006 is based off of International Fire Code, your state jurisdiction probably has something similar. This is a governing regulation and not a best practice. I find it extremely helpful in persuading non-believers to segregate their materials properly.


2703.9.8 Separation of incompatible materials.
Incompatible materials in storage and storage of materials that are
incompatible with materials in use shall be separated when
the stored materials are in containers having a capacity of
more than 5 pounds (2 kg) or 0.5 gallon (2 L). Separation
shall be accomplished by:
1. Segregating incompatible materials in storage by a
distance of not less than 20 feet (6096 mm).
2. Isolating incompatible materials in storage by a
noncombustible partition extending not less than 18
inches (457 mm) above and to the sides of the stored
3. Storing liquid and solid materials in hazardous material storage cabinets.
4. Storing compressed gases in gas cabinets or
exhausted enclosures in accordance with Sections
2703.8.5 and 2703.8.6. Materials that are incompatible shall not be stored within the same cabinet or
exhausted enclosure

Kyle Angjelo
Program Manager, Chemical Safety
Princeton University EHS

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 10:07 PM, Melody Russo <melody.russo**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
Can anyone give me a regulatory citation or safety association/ research institute code for storing acids and bases separately? I know it is a good practice, but want a reference from a recognized entity.


Melody Russo
Environmental Compliance Manager

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