Safety When Using Lab Faucets And Valves

Jun. 23, 2021

The most important safety rule is to turn off lab faucets and valves immediately if someone is not using them. Never leave valves, especially those that control gases and vapors, on longer than necessary. If released into the air, certain gases can cause health problems. You should never assume that your safety hood will control gases. Vapor, on the other hand, poses a risk because it can burn anyone who encounters a valve that is not closed. 


You should also perform safety checks to ensure that your valves are working properly. You should test them at least once a week to make sure they are only expelling the amount of liquid you want. If they show signs of wear, decay or inaccuracy, replace them immediately. 


Keep your valves and lab faucets away from anything that could damage them. Shocks that cause damage to valves can lead to gas or vapor leaks, which can lead to health risks. You should use acoustic and specialized sensors to test for leaks. Valve leaks increase over time due to corrosion of the valve seals, so any leak detected, no matter how small, should cause you to close the valve and replace it. 

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You should also make sure that only authorized personnel are allowed to use the valves in your lab. Post signs next to each valve explaining what the valve controls and possible safety risks are. You should also have information about each type of substance you use in your laboratory that is organized and accessible to everyone who uses the valve. This procedure will help anyone who is exposed to gases and vapors. 


If any valves fail, you should have proper ventilation systems in all labs to limit the buildup of gases and vapors. You should also purchase valves only from trusted suppliers. Buying discounted valves can cause problems because these valves are often reused or repurposed. Purchase new valves only from companies that specialize in high-quality fixtures and equipment. 


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