Disclaimer: Do not use the Hazardous Material Compatibility Chart or Matrix without first confirming it based upon your own analysis and a review of local regulatory guidance.
Article first published online: 5 FEB 2007
Copyright © 2007 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Process Safety Progress
Volume 26, Issue 2, pages 114–122, June 2007
How to Cite
Moder, K. P., Russo, J. P., Justiniano, F., Marshall, W. F., Mcghee, T. H., Stankovich, R. and Frank, W.L. (2007), Development of a hazardous material compatibility storage guideline and tool. Proc. Safety Prog., 26: 114–122. doi: 10.1002/prs.10186
Note: The Hazardous Material Compatibility Guideline, Chart, and Matrix are to be used as a starting point only. Matrix requirements may be adjusted/changed in cases where it can be proven through additional analysis or materials testing that mixing of materials have inconsequential results.
- Issue published online: 3 MAY 2007
- Article first published online: 5 FEB 2007
- hazardous material compatibility storage guideline and tool;
- management system flowchart;
- hazardous material compatibility storage chart
A hazardous material compatibility storage guideline and an abbreviated hazardous material compatibility storage tool, both consistent with center for chemical process safety (CCPS) guidance for managing chemical reactivity hazards, were developed for sites storing reactive materials.
The hazardous material compatibility storage tool assists personnel in developing and documenting appropriate storage strategies. The tool identifies potential hazardous combinations of materials for material handlers and suggests storage strategies that minimize the risk of such combinations. This tool is formatted as a template and is adaptable to address storage in warehouses, laboratories, and production buildings, where drum quantities of materials are stored.
Development of the tool included trials at various facilities storing reactive materials. These trials included
analyzing current storage strategies at these locations
determining suggested strategies based on a hazardous materials compatibility storage matrix
referencing a small quantity exemption table
finalizing appropriate strategies based on suggested strategies and the overall risk (i.e., literature searches, laboratory data, engineering and administrative controls)
conducting literature searches and laboratory tests when Material Safety Data Sheets information was insufficient to determine storage strategies. © 2007 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Process Saf Prog, 2007.