Storage Conditions for Organic Peroxides
Limiting the heat exposure of the product and preventing contamination can minimize the probability of a peroxide decomposition. Temperature control is the most critical control measure in preserving quality and preventing a runaway reaction.
We also have clear guidelines for design of storage buildings and fire fighting, and do's and don'ts for storage of organic peroxides.
Although a number of organic peroxides can safely be stored at room temperature, most require some form of temperature control. The maximum temperature allowed by the regulatory agencies is the control temperature (Tc). The emergency temperature (Tem) is the temperature at which emergency procedures must be implemented.
Both the control and emergency temperature are derived from the SADT:
|Type of container||SADT||Emergency
|Single packages and IBCs||<20°C||10°C below SADT||20°C below SADT|
|10°C below SADT||15°C below SADT|
|>35°C||5°C below SADT||10°C below SADT|
|Portable tanks||<50°C||5°C below SADT||10°C below SADT|
For a longer shelf life, we recommend you to store our products at lower temperatures than the control temperatures. This recommended maximum storage temperature (Ts max.) is printed on the product label as well as on specific Product Data Sheets (PDS) and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
A minimum storage temperature (Ts min.) is given if phase separation, crystallization or solidification of the products is known to occur below a specific temperature. Also for safety reasons we recommend you to store the product above the Ts min. indicated.
Please contact us to discuss how we can address your safety concerns and to learn more about organic peroxide temperature control, fire fighting, building design and do's and don'ts.