Also, substances that have an ignition temperature below 100 C, do not belong in hazardous substance cabinets. An exception to this rule only arises through a ventilation and safe, sealed packaging of the flammable substance. Examination of safety cabinets the examination of safety cabinets, must be carried out by a suitable person. An auditor is suitable, if he has appropriate training and experience and expertise in the testing of hazardous substance cabinets. The operator of a facility who works with safety cabinets, has the duty to appoint an auditor who meets the requirements of the operational safety Ordinance. The examination of safety cabinets is limited not only in the extreme case of fire and preventing it from spreading.
Much more frequently in everyday work to release dangerous fumes or energy enabled fluids run out. One reason is leaking or broken can Should be. A conscientious handling of the hazardous substances, as well as properly functioning safety devices are therefore a must in laboratories, industrial plants or similar establishments. During a test, therefore all security aspects of the hazardous material Cabinet must be observed and checked. Testing of hazardous substance cabinets should take place in a repeating rhythm of at least one year. In addition to the functioning of all safety devices, defect-free construction and fire resistance are to be judged much more security: Optical Visual inspection from the outside and from the inside, investigation on damage such as dents or scratches listening control, in addition to known sounds new, unusual identifiable must in case of fire from any position out automatically close doors fire seals must independently froth in the event of fire and seal the closet doors must close in case of fire despite door locking system (Functioning of the Thermoauslosung) Compliance with the prescribed shelf loads of shelves presence and tightness of the bottom tray check on undamaged and clean condition of entire housing ventilation facilities fire protection valves fire insulation fire seals parts hinges reinforced tubing air filter and exhaust duct door lock presence of instructions and marking Cabinet must be easily accessible his range to the door his secure position of the hazardous material Cabinet must be free marking of the safety cabinet with the applicable fire resistance, if all conditions for the last item in the list are met (type indication), the determination of the fire resistance class, carried out by so-called fire-Chamber tests.
Here, the Cabinet in a fire Chamber or fire container is set up and equipped with test equipment. The Security Cabinet is heated evenly with flame and all changes such as rising temperatures are recorded and documented. She will then Fire resistance class set. About the process and the results of the test is to create a protocol. It contains any detected defects and how to proceed in this regard. The documentation of the examination should be kept. Marking of the safety Cabinet is completed the classification of a safety Cabinet after its fire resistance, is the appropriate identification. Also a successfully completed testing of the hazardous material Cabinet is marked by a plaque. The inspection plate has tested the inscription safety Cabinet”and depending on the demand indicates the month and year of the next required test.