Keeping Chemicals Cool

Keeping Chemicals Cool

How to maintain cool environment for flammable liquids

In this new reality of intense heatwaves during the Summer months, it can be worryingly hard to maintain your chemical stores at a suitable temperature.

Most schools in the UK are not designed for extensive periods of extreme weather, with inadequate ventilation and limited air-conditioning, and this is not limited to the students and staff.

Chemicals will also suffer in the heat, degrading more quickly and, more worryingly, overheating leading to expansion damage to bottles and making the threat of fire more real.

So how can you maintain a cool(er) temperature in your chemical store?

We have compiled a list of the flammability of common chemicals with some ideas of how to (safely) keep them cool...

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