ethylbenzene : ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH & SAFETY Guidelines
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3. Engineering and Operation

In addition to the precautions for flammable liquids, the maintenance of a uniform temperature, preferably below 30 C, is important. The use of inert gas implies that ethylbenzene vapours can be captured for treatment or recovery. Tanks should be designed and constructed in accordance with an appropriate and recognized standard of good engineering practice (e.g. British Standards (BS), German Industry Norms (DIN) and American Petroleum Institute (API) Standards) and take into account local climate conditions. Details on material compatibility with ethylbenzene are found in Appendix 3.


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