Butanone, also known as methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), is a flammable, highly volatile, and anesthetic organic compound. Therefore, when handling butanone, especially when canning butanone, the following points should be noted:
- Fire and explosion prevention: Since butanone is flammable and explosive, it should be kept away from fire and heat sources during the canning process, and operations should not be carried out without fire and explosion protection equipment.
- Enhance ventilation: Due to the fact that butanone vapor can form explosive mixtures in the air, good ventilation must be maintained to prevent vapor accumulation.
- Avoid contact: Butanone is irritating to the skin, eyes, and respiratory system, so appropriate personal protective equipment such as chemical-resistant glasses, gloves, and respirators should be worn during operation.
- Prevent leakage: Leakage should be avoided as much as possible during the canning process. Once leakage occurs, the source of leakage should be immediately stopped, and quickly leave the leakage spot to the upwind to prevent inhalation.
- Storage precautions: Butanone should be stored in cool, well-ventilated places, away from fire and heat sources, and containers should be sealed.
- Comply with operating procedures: Butanone is a dangerous chemical, so relevant operating procedures and safety regulations should be strictly followed during use and storage to ensure safety.