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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 […]

Why Climate Control is Important in Chemical Storage Buildings

Plastics manufacturers use organic peroxides as initiators in the polymerization of plastic. But, these chemicals are thermally unstable. They can ignite or explode if not kept within their safe temperature range. What if a plastics manufacturer ignored the risks associated with using organic peroxides? They may encounter no consequences for an extended period of time […]

How Safe Chemical Storage Prevents Laboratory Fires at Universities

University laboratories handle a wide range of chemicals for different courses and experiments. Flammable chemicals carry the risk of fire or explosion. Incorrect chemical storage practices are a common cause of incident. Flammable Chemicals and Refrigerator Storage reported three separate explosions in different university labs. All had the same root cause – storing flammable chemicals […]