Storage Cabinets and Ventilation

Flammable cabinets and acid/corrosive cabinets underneath fume hoods are typically ventilated through the lab’s hazardous exhaust system. Flammable cabinets that are free standing in the lab are generally not ventilated and, by fire code, are not required to be. There are some exceptions to these guidelines, but it is generally discouraged to ventilate flammable/corrosive cabinets that are not already connected as it is not necessary for safety, and, in fact, can hinder the flammable resistance of the cabinet. This guide will talk about the specifications for these cabinets and the ventilation they do have.