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Should I ventilate my chemical safety storage cabinets?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) does not recommend the ventilation of flammable cabinets for fire protection purposes. Instead of ventilating individual chemical safety storage cabinets, we suggest you ventilate your entire chemical storage area a minimum of four air changes per hour, seven days a week. This type of ventilation system will provide needed ventilation for all chemicals contained in a storeroom. 

Some states and/or local municipalities require chemical safety storage cabinets to be ventilated. If your cabinet must be ventilated, please contact Flinn Scientific for ideas on how to safely ventilate individual cabinets.

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