Operation cautions and storage cautions of zinc powder


This article mainly tells people some handling precautions and storage precautions of zinc metal powder.

The operation precautions of zinc powder

Zinc powder should be operated under airtight conditions. The operating personnel should obtain professional training and strictly comply with operation procedures. Besides, they are suggested to wear self-inhalation filter type dust respirator, chemical safety goggles and anti-static workwear. Keep away from kindling and heat source. In addition, smoking is strictly prohibited in the work place. Use explosion-proof ventilating system and equipment. Avoid dust as well as avoid contacting with oxidizing agent, acids, alkaline, amine, and hydrochloric ether. Handle with care so as to avoid damage to package and container. Prepare matching type and amount of firefighting equipment and accidental release equipments. Hazardous residual may remain in empty container.

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Storage precautions of zinc powder

Keep the container in a cool, well-ventilated storeroom. Keep away from kindling and heat source. The storeroom should be kept at a temperature not exceeding 25 degrees Celsius and the relative humidity should be less than 75 percents. Keep the container sealed. Separate it from oxidizing agents, acids, alkalies, amine and hydrochloric ether and no mixing are allowed. Use explosion-proof lighting and ventilation facilities. Prohibit the use of mechanical equipments and tools that are easy to produce sparks. Besides, suitable materials should be reserved in the storage area to receive leakages.