How to transport and store potassium hydroxide
Potassium hydroxide, also known as caustic soda, is an important industrial product with a wide range of uses. It is a strong base that does not corrode severely at room temperature, but severely corrodes many metals under high temperature and stress. Steel can be used in dilute sodium hydroxide solution at room temperature, but as the temperature or concentration increases, steel will corrode faster. Studying the corrosion of different alloys in sodium hydroxide solution is of great significance to the selection of materials.
I think it is mainly used in chemical reagents and is flammable, so pay more attention to it during transportation. During the transportation, we need to pay attention to environmental requirements and related storage precautions in order to better help everyone protect their own safety. So do you know how to store them during transportation? Let us introduce you next.
1. Transportation considerations: In the process of railway transportation, steel drums can be transported by gondola. The packaging should be complete, and the shipment of fashion goods should be safe. During transportation, keep the container without leakage, collapse, fall or damage. It is strictly prohibited to mix with flammable materials or combustibles, acids, and edible chemicals. Transportation vehicles should be equipped with leakage emergency treatment equipment during transportation;
2. Precautions for storage of potassium hydroxide: Store in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated warehouse. Keep away from fire and heat sources. The humidity in the warehouse must not exceed 85%. The packaging needs to be sealed and moisture-proof. It should be stored separately from combustible materials and acids and must not be mixed. The storage area should be equipped with appropriate materials to prevent leakage;
3. Packaging method: The solid can be packed and sealed in a 0.5mm thick steel drum. The net weight of each drum shall not exceed 100kg; the steel drum with full or middle opening outside the plastic bag or double-layer kraft paper bag; the spiral glass bottle, iron cap glass bottle, plastic bottle or ordinary wooden box outside the metal drum (tank); spiral glass Bottles, plastic bottles or tinned steel drums (cans) should be covered with bottom grid boxes, fiberboard boxes or plywood boxes; outside tinned steel drums (cans), metal drums (cans), plastic bottles or metal hose corrugated boxes.
The storage and transportation method of potassium hydroxide is as described above. In addition, due to the particularity of the product, we must pay attention to safety during transportation and storage, do some protection work, and never directly contact. During transportation, preventive measures need to be taken in advance to deal with emergencies.