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The European Standard BS EN 14470-1 was implemented in April 2004 and has since been published as a national standard in many European countries including the Netherlands, France, Spain, UK, Italy. In this article, Greg Smith of Labtex looks at some of the regulations governing storage cabinets and provides a general safety overview for the storage of hazardous products in laboratories and other facilities....
The decisions you make on the subject of solvent storage and handling can have serious consequences , so making a fully informed decision is vital. This is the advice of Labtex MD Greg Smith who is so concerned about the issue that he has published a white paper on the subject, in collaboration with storage specialists Asecos. ...
In the UK it is recommended ths.at no more than 50 litres of highly flammable solvent be stored in a single workspace using cabinets referred to in such documents as DSEAR 2002 (Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations) and HSG 51 from the Health and Safety Executive (Storage of Flammable Liquids in Containers.) These normally refer to single skinned metal cabinets manufactured according to BS 476....
Asecos Type 90 storage cabinets provide extremely safe, regulation-compliant storage of hazardous materials in laboratories and other work spaces. Each cabinet variant is furnace tested in accordance with EN 14470-1 and proven to give fire resistance of 90 minutes. ...