[Histonet] formalin storage

Merced M Leiker leiker <@t> buffalo.edu
Fri Sep 11 09:43:05 CDT 2009

that makes sense now...when we make the stuff, we ALWAYS do it in a fume 

--On Friday, September 11, 2009 10:09 AM -0400 "Riesen, Rebecca" 
<Rebecca.Riesen <@t> nchmd.org> wrote:

> Thank you all! I have received many responses already concerning 10%
> Neutral Buffered Formalin (NBF) storage.  Only one person has stated
> that they store all chemicals, including formalin, in safety cabinets.
> I just want to clarify something.  All MSDS's I studied stated that 10%
> NBF indeed is NOT flammable, but the Flash Point is under 200 F on all
> but one manufacturer's product.  The NFPA99 and
> rules on flammables storage include all Class I, II and IIIA liquids.
> Class IIIA liquids include those with a Flashpoint of less than 200 F.
> That would include 10% NBF.  It appears to be the formaldehyde fume
> (which we all know very well) is the combustible portion no matter if it
> is 96.7% water. Most manufacturer's recommendations are for storage in a
> tightly sealed container, probably to keep those nasty fumes inside.
> One would think that would be sufficient.
> Riesen, Rebecca
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