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Safe Chemical Storage Solutions for Acetophenone

Acetophenone is a versatile organic compound used in many industries. Pure acetophenone is a colorless liquid. It occurs naturally in chicory but is manufactured commercially from ethyl-benzene. The distinctive characteristic of acetophenone is its slight floral odor – like that of an orange or an acacia. It is denser than water and the vapors are […]

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5 Steps to Choosing a Proper Chemical Storage Building

Choosing a proper chemical storage building for your application can be intimidating. Regulators have strict standards, while suppliers provide numerous options. Disregarding regulations is expensive. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) holds companies accountable for creating and maintaining a safe working environment. They cited and fined a company $272,000 in 2013 for various violations. […]

Learn Flammable Liquid Storage from the Experts

Companies use flammable liquids for a variety of applications. However, many people are not familiar with safe practices for storage and handling. The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) reports that over 160,000 fires per year start with the ignition of a flammable or combustible liquid, resulting in more than 450 deaths and $1.5 billion worth […]

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100% Customizable – Climate Controlled Tote Lockers

100% Customizable – Climate Controlled Tote Lockers A tote is a common name for an Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) used to store various chemicals. They have grown in popularity due to their improved space efficiency compared to drums and their re-usability through cleaning and recycling. Totes often contain flammable liquids and as such are subject […]

Mixing and Dispensing Chemical Storage

Mixing and Dispensing Rooms Mixing and dispensing rooms are designed specifically to keep people and facilities safe while maintaining proper storage temperatures. The article below illustrates safe storage techniques while providing helpful tips on organizing chemical inventory. Storing Raw Chemicals inside Mixing and Dispensing Rooms Storing raw chemicals inside a hazmat storage building will not […]

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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Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety – Safe Storage

Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety Compressed gases are used in many different industries for a variety of different applications; including research laboratories, medical laboratories, health sciences, fine arts, construction, and oil and lubricant manufacturing. Hazards associated with improper compressed gas storage can be fatal, therefore gas cylinder storage safety must be properly addressed to maintain a […]