From: ILPI Support <info**At_Symbol_Here**ILPI.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Densified chemical storage systems
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:03:08 -0400
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Interesting idea, Are there any implications for fire fighting with respect to the inaccessibility of the materials when the system is closed?  While a library shelf full of books has the same issue, random chemicals are certainly more flammable and unpredictable.

Corrosion would be one of my biggest concerns. The pharmaceutical case study at talks about all sorts of ways of dealing with that which sound frightfully expensive.  No wonder pharmaceuticals cost so much-.

Another question is whether this is appropriate for a seismically active zone.  Perhaps this would make containers less likely to fall off a shelf, but then again, could a moderate temblor warp the track system? Will this be as stable as a cabinet that is bolted to the wall?

Rob Toreki

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On Mar 21, 2017, at 11:12 AM, Debbie M. Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU> wrote:

Hi All:
Does anyone have any experience with using this type of system for chemical storage?
If you do have experience, do you have a rough estimate of cost?
Thanks very much,
Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow
Past Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety
University of California, Davis
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that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,
can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."
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