How to Select the Right Hand Gloves for Chemical Handling

Amazon ImageHandling hazardous chemical without wearing right hand gloves is same as putting yourself in danger. Wearing improper hand gloves for chemical handling will have the same consequence, even though with different risk level.

Sometimes, people feel incomfort and troubled wearing hand gloves for chemical handling. They feel that they can still control chemical not to touch their hands even though without gloves. In fact, it is only lucky. So, that is why some people ignore to use right hand gloves for chemical handling.

Indeed, wearing the right hand gloves for chemical handling is really important. Right gloves will ensure your safety when you are handling hazardous chemicals. Remember that chemical hand glove are your last defense against chemical hazards.

This article will show you how to select the right hand gloves for chemical handling. It explains factors that you need to consider when you are purchasing hand gloves for the workplace.

Things to be Considered When Selecting Hand Gloves for Chemical Handling

The following things needs to be considered before you decide to make a purchase. You need hand gloves with right specification for each chemicals. Each factor should be considered carefully.

Material

This is the first thing that you need to consider. Select only proper hand glove material for chemicals you handle: PVC, natural rubber, viton, nitrile or neoprene. Find out the right material from its MSDS. Select only the proper material since only it can resist to chemical attack.

Size

What I want to say here is the lenght of hand glove. Enough length will have good coverage to protect your hand. Fit size gives convenient while being used.

High Temperature Resistant

In some cases, you may handle hazardous chemicals at an elevated temperature. This condition requires hand glove to be high temperature resistant too.

Protection

Besides, resist to chemical attack, hand gloves for chemical handling should also be able to protect against abrasion, cuts, snugs and punctures.

Extra Feature

The hand gloves should be designed in order to give firm and better grip. And curved fingers give more flexibility.

Finally, always refer to ANSI/ISEA 105-2011 as standard guide on how to select the right hand gloves for chemical handling. If you have not read this standard, you could download it from here.

How To Treat a Hydrochloric Acid Burn On The Skin

How To Treat a Hydrochloric Acid Burn On The SkinHydrochloric acid is a hazardous chemical. It is a very corrosive liquid. When it contacts your skin, you may suffer skin burn, itching, redness, inflammation and or swelling of exposed tissues. The severity will depend on hydrochloric acid concentration and duration of contact.

Then, how to treat a hydrochloric acid burn on the skin?

Immediately, flush your skin with plenty of water at least for 15 minutes. More than 15 minutes is recommended. You can use cold water for this case. At the same time, remove contaminated clothing, shoes and gloves, and wash them with soap before reuse. [Read more...]

3 New Biofuel Plant From Waste USA and Canada

Amazon ImageToday, I read a few stories about new biofuel plant from waste. At least I noticed two new biofuel plant from waste that will be built in the near future and another one is going to be operated commercially.

Those biofuel plant from waste are located in USA and Canada. They utilize various kinds of solid wastes as their raw materials such agricultural residues, woody biomass, household trash, landfill waste, sewage sludge, municipal solid waste and waste gases from industrial processes.

Each biofuel plant from waste uses different processing technology, which shows different advantages. [Read more...]

Great Textbook About Solid-Liquid Flow Slurry Pipeline

solid-liquid flow slurry pipeline

Solid-liquid mixture is a unique mixture. It requires special attention, especially when we talk about solid-liquid flow slurry pipeline. As of my experience with solid-liquid flow, pipe leakage due to solid substance attack is the most obvious problem.

In my case, solid-liquid mixture are precious metal catalyst and organic liquid.

Pipeline corrosion was the most obvious problem I saw. Plant shut down has to be done several times due to this problem. Recent problem related to this solid-liquid flow is the mixture has caused pump casing and volute to be eroded. And that’s very costly and takes more times to solve.

Another problem that I faced in the past were pipe clogging and not smooth flow due to improper pipe line and distribution designs.

So that’s why there are many things we shall consider about solid-liquid flow in order to design appropriate pipeline.

If you are new to this slurry system, then I am please to show you great textbook about solid-liquid flow slurry pipeline that will give comprehensive study about the system. The book title is Slurry Systems Handbook. [Read more...]

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