From: "Stuart, Ralph" <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**KEENE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] [New post] A note on chemical storage cabinets
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 13:32:17 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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> >Do you have the specs on the hinges?

I don't. I'll keep the option you mentioned in mind when the time comes.

> > Good news here is that it looks like the cabinets are wood, which holds up much better than metal, and it should be easy enough to replace those cup-style (European) hinges.

I suspect that the strength of wood vs metal chemical cabinets depends on the quality of the casework as well as its use. Most of our wooden casework here has held up well here over 14 years, but there are specific pieces where the drawers and cabinets have fallen apart. Coincidently(?), those pieces are used as solvent storage areas. I suspect that the wood glues do not hold up well to prolonged exposure to those fumes, no matter how well ventilated the overall lab is.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Environmental Safety Manager
Keene State College
603 358-2859


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