Submitted by Joanne Stewart / Hope College on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 09:41

Dear IONiC friends,

It is time for us to replace our shelves in our chemical storage room. Does anyone have any recommendations? We have a big store room, so cost will be a factor. But we of course want to be as safe as possible. Are lips necessary? What chemically-resistant surface do you have? (Yes, we have professionals on this, but this community always has great suggestions.)



Anne Bentley / Lewis & Clark College

Ours are older and seem to be made of wood / particle board (?), but they do have lips.  Very essential in earthquake-prone areas.  Michigan may be less at risk for earthquakes, but I would think that they'd be useful in any kind of disaster, like a gentle tornado or very strong windstorm.  If they're quite pricey I suppose you could only install some and save those shelves for your more dangerous materials.

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 22:26 Permalink
Joanne Stewart / Hope College

It looks like we may be going with steel shelves with some sort of plastic liners/trays. I think this is going to be expensive. The professionals will make sure we meet code, but I'm still interested in hearing what others have done.

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 11:50 Permalink