Solvent cabinet

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In a chemistry laboratory a Solvent Cabinet is a cabinet or cupboard, properly labeled and equipped, for the storage of solvents (especially those that are combustible). A solvent cabinet is separate from acid cabinet or base cabinet (used for storing acids and caustic bases respectively, which should be kept separate from each other and solvents). (Some carts for transporting containers of chemicals come equipped with a built in solvent cabinet).

A solvent cabinet must incorporate several safety features. It should prevent the release of excessive fumes (being either sealed or vented), contain fires and isolate the contents from sources of ignition, be grounded (to prevent sparks and static discharge). Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) should be available to, but not in, a solvent cabinet.