Liquid Nitrogen Usage Policy
The Engineering School provides, as a service, liquid nitrogen for our customers.
The customer name, date, department, project grant number and qty dispensed are required for departmental billing.
During the business hours of 8:30AM-4:30PM, the liquid nitrogen sign-out sheet in the AD3B stockroom MUST be filled out PRIOR to dispensing.
If the stockroom is closed during this time, there will be a sign-out sheet on the stockroom door which needs to be filled out.
If dispensing beyond normal business hours, the on-line After Hours Liquid Nitrogen Dispensing Form must be filled out and submitted PRIOR to dispensing.
Per Environmental Health and Safety Guidelines, usage of the following Personal Protective Equipment is strongly recommended when handling and dispensing liquid nitrogen.
It is the responsibility of each user to ensure the protective equipment is worn at all times:
- Face Shield worn with Chemical Splash Goggles
- Insulated Cryogenic Gloves
- Closed-Toe Shoes
- Lab Coat
- Hearing Protection (ear plugs/muffs)
More information can be found online in the EHS lab safety manual
The E-Quad Receiving Dock has insulated gloves, a face shield and hearing protection available to use when dispensing liquid nitrogen. Please contact x82007 if you need to borrow this equipment. If no one is available, call the Stockroom x84739.
Failure to utilize proper protective equipment while handling hazardous materials may result in notification to the University Research Board
For questions, please contact the Stockroom x84739 or Receiving Dock x82007