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Chemical storage room safety regulations

For chemical storage rooms; separate AC system, ventilation and storage furniture should be maintained locally by each campus.
In the chemical storage rooms;
  • AC system should be separate that will operate non-stop with constant temperature.
  • The ventilation system must exhaust the air to the outside using a continuous floor-to-ceiling method. 
  • The air is to be exhausted to the outside of the building and not allowed to be recirculated back into the room. 
  • It should be separated from main AC system. 
  • Recommended flow rate is 6 changes per hour.
In chemical storage rooms there are 3 required items as furniture
  1. Chemical Shelving System
  2. Acid Cabinet
  3. Flammables Cabinet
These items should have already been purchased, please make sure they are used in storage room. Chemicals are organized in shelving system, acids are in acid cabinet and flammables should be in flammable cabinet  
If your campus does not have any of these items, please purchase, there is enough budget designated to safety items for labs. 
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