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Safety Cabinet

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000047588D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Yardley, JV [+details]

Abstract

The vented, double walled safety cabinet disclosed herein provides a means for safely and economically disposing of waste solvents and slurries in a manufacturing environment. The safety cabinet surrounds a 55-gallon drum, and includes a safety lid which covers the drum and is held open by a fusible link that melts in the event of fire. Operation of safety cabinet 10 is as follows: Drum cover 4 is lifted above door 7 and secured. Door 7 is opened and an empty 55-gallon drum 1 on skid 2 is placed in the cabinet. Door 7 is closed, and drum cover 4 is lowered to contact drum 1. Waste slurry or solvent is poured into drum 1 through a hole in drum cover 4. Solvent fumes are exhausted through the vented wall 3 of the cabinet, through exhaust connection 5.