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Safety Can Compatibility Chart

The handling of hazardous liquids is subject both safety and health regulations requiring protection for employees who work with flammable, combustible and explosive liquids.

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Safety Can Chemical Compatibility Guide

Acetic AcidNYYFuel OilYYY
AcetoneY*YYGasolineYYY
AnilineNYYHeptaneNYY
BenzeneNYYHexaneYNY
ButadieneNNYKeroseneYYY
2-ButanonaY*YYMethanolNYY
ButyleneNYYMethylene ChlorideNNY
ChlorofluorocarbonsNNYMethyl Ethyl KetoneY*NY
CyclohexaneYNNMethyl Isobutyl KetoneY*YY
CyclohexanoneNNYPentaneYYN
EhanolNYYPetroleum EtherYNY
Ethyl AcetateNYYTolueneYYY
Ehtyl EtherY*NYTrichloroethyleneNNN
Ethylene GlycolNYYXyleneYYY

Table Key

1=Galvanized Steel or Terne Plate
Use When chemical purity is not critical. Some chemicals may adversely effect paint.
2=Polyethylene
Use for storing acids/caustics and other corrosive chemical.
3=Stainless Steel
Use when chemical purity is critical.
Y = Yes,   N = No
* May discolor solvent if water present.
COUTION: Resistence to mixed solvents is unpredicatable. Guide DOES NOT apply to mixtures, even if the can is compatible with all components of the mixture.
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