From: Craig Merlic <merlic**At_Symbol_Here**CHEM.UCLA.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] flood prevention question
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 13:54:38 -0800
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Even with recirculating systems, hoses can still pop off, so wiring hoses on is important.


Besides floods, having water cooling above electric heating mantles and hot oil baths is not ideal.


A great solution for many applications is the Findenser which eliminates water entirely.

But they are not cheap-.



Craig Merlic

Professor of Chemistry

UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Executive Director 

UC Center for Laboratory Safety

Los Angeles, CA  90095-1569

Voice:  310-825-5466



From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU> on behalf of Melinda Box <**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
Date: Friday, February 22, 2019 at 1:47 PM
To: <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] flood prevention question


Hi, all,


We recently had a flood due to an insecurely attached hose on a water-cooled condenser set up overnight.


So I am on the hunt for ways to reduce this risk, besides attaching the hose more securely.  I know there are recirculating system options, but I don't know what's suitable for overnight cooling.


All input welcome,


Melinda Box, M. Ed.
Organic Chemistry Lab Supervisor

Chem Dept Safety Officer

North Carolina State University

Department of Chemistry

Fox  328

Tel: (919) 515-2537

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