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Mosquito Chemical Control

In most of the U.S., the unwelcome buzz of mosquitoes is synonymous with the hottest months of summer. The American Mosquito Control Association estimates there are more than 3,000 species of mosquitoes, with nearly 200 species in the U.S. These winged parasites aren’t just annoying – they are also dangerous. More than a million people […]

Storing Corrosive Liquids: Safe Hydrochloric Acid Storage Solutions

Hydrochloric acid is a colorless or slightly yellow, pungent liquid with a pH less than seven. Its molecular formula is HCl. While most known for its industrial uses, HCl is also the primary constituent of gastric acid. Believe it or not, your digestion system depends on HCl to process the food you eat. Hydrochloric acid […]

Safe Sodium Hypochlorite (Bleach) Storage Solutions

Sodium hypochlorite is an oxidizing agent. When dissolved in water, it is commonly known as bleach. It is a colorless or pale yellow watery liquid. People easily recognize its smell, which is like chlorine. What is Sodium Hypochlorite Used For? In health applications, sodium hypochlorite acts as an antiseptic. Doctors use it in surgical procedures […]

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Hazmat Storage Containers

Hazmat Storage Containers Hazardous materials require special handling, storage and safety processes in order to maintain a safe facility. The chance of having a hazardous situation on-site can be great, depending on the type and amount of hazardous material being stored. Almost all chemicals require their own special safe storage solutions. The article below illustrates […]

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Xylene Chemical Storage

What Is Xylene Chemical Storage? Xylene is a mixture of three different forms (isomers) of xylenes (meta-xylene, ortho-xylene, and para-xylene) and ethylbenzene. The ethylbenzene content of xylene is typically less than 20 percent (m/m). Appearance of xylene is a colorless, flammable liquid with a distinctive sweet odor. See below to learn more about xylene, the […]

MEKP Storage

What is MEKP? Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide (MEKP) is a colorless, organic peroxide similar to acetone peroxide. MEKP is an oily liquid whereas acetone peroxide is a white powder. MEKP is combustible and contains an explosive decomposition at 230°F. Chemical Applications MEKP is heavily used in the chemical and plastic industry for manufacturing initiators for […]

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Toluene Storage

Toluene Storage What is Toluene? The chemical toluene, formerly known as toluol, is used in many industrial and consumer applications ranging from printing operations, manufacturing facilities, and nail salons. Toluene is commonly found in metal cleaners, adhesives, varnishes, paints and paint thinners. Toluene is a clear, colorless liquid and carries a smell similar to that […]

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Chemical Storage Myth vs Fact Part II

The following myths and facts, in our Chemical Storage Myth vs Fact Survey Part II, aim to address common misconceptions about the misuse and the proper implementation of corrosive chemical storage, ventilation and secondary containment regulations in order to remain compliant; while keeping people and environments safe. Take the questionnaire below to learn more about […]

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Heptane Storage Containers – Safe Chemical Storage

What is Heptane? Heptane is a clear, colorless liquid hydrocarbon, obtained from petroleum. The flammable liquid has a vapor that travels considerable distances, and is known cause flash fires. Heptane belongs to the petroleum hydrocarbon solvent family and has a hydrocarbon solvent type odor. NFPA Flammability Classification: NFPA Class-IB flammable liquid Heptane releases vapors at […]