Flammable Storage Refrigerators: The Safe Way to Keep Flammables CoolNovember 30th, 2011
When safety is concerned, awareness is always step one. Careless or thoughtless use of a standard refrigerator for storing flammable materials can result in fire or explosion. Guidance from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington mandates that “If flammable liquids must be refrigerated or cooled, they must be kept in an approved ‘flammable storage’ refrigerator or freezer.” The Flammable Material Storage Information Sheet goes on to note that, in contrast to standard refrigerators, with relays, switches, and lights that are all potential ignition triggers, flammable storage refrigerators have no ignition sources inside the cabinet.
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