Storage of acids

Storage. Sulphuric acid, just like salt (caustic acids) should be stored in glass or stoneware balloons, tightly corked and placed in baskets (factory packaging). Storage rooms should be roofed, airy and away from the places where metal products are stored (ferrous). Mixing sulfuric acid with water causes heating and the possibility of burns. When diluting, pour the acid into the water, not the other way around. Mixing should be done very carefully. To pour acids, special stands designed for this purpose and special auxiliary tools should be used, like funnels, hooks (snakes), tubes. Warehouse workers, dealing with the release of acids, they should have special personal protective equipment for this purpose, like rubber gloves (or plastic mattings),, rubber boots and aprons. Dangerous gases are released from the action of sulfuric acid on metals: hydrogen and arsine, both are inflammable and explosive. Hydrochloric acid destroys iron, zinc and brass, Destroys valve parts and insufficiently insulated electric cables. Places where large amounts of acids are stored, especially hydrochloric acid, which gives off poisonous vapors, should be adequately mechanically ventilated. A respirator protects against the effects of poisonous vapors of hydrochloric acid (gas mask) and rubber-rimmed glasses, tightly fitting. The places where corrosive acids are stored should be clearly marked: T r u c i z n a.