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For Bulk Pharmaceutical Powders, Chemicals, Agricultural Supplies

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Nitrogen-purged storage with heavy-duty LiftLatches. Shown: 2x30-gallon capacity (Cat. No. 1989-02).

humidity level minimal
  • Nitrogen-purged cabinet prevents moisture damage to sensitive materials
  • Cabinets sized for standard dry-storage drum dimensions
  • Durable, easy-clean 304 stainless steel desiccator cabinet
  • Digital hygrometer displays relative humidity inside cabinet
  • Heavy-duty LiftLatches™ and hinges support double doors and ensure snug seal
  • Control nitrogen flow with optional Flowmeter
  • Cabinet may be vented to exhaust harmful particles
  • Self-closing doors available

Humidity will damage powders, grains and other dry materials. While moisture-barrier drums preserve the integrity of dry solids, Terra's bulk dry-storage cabinets are added insurance to prevent caking, mold- or microbe-growth, and product deterioration that results from prolonged exposure to ambient air. Outfitted for nitrogen purging, the reinforced 304 stainless steel storage lockers are designed to house fully-loaded bulk drum canisters. 

Storage applications include moisture-sensitive powders used for pharmaceutical manufacturing; agricultural supplies such as grains, soil and fertilizer; bulk solid food ingredients like refined flour and sugar, and toxic/acidic chemicals including Potassium Fluoride, Acrylamide and Sodium Hydroxide.

The cabinet has two full-length steel doors with heavy-duty stainless steel hinges and LiftLatches™ to support their weight and provide a snug, tight seal. Self-closing doors are available, utilizing recessed draw latches; talk to a Terra Product Specialist for more information. Each door has a one-piece, non-outgassing elastomer gasket that keeps nitrogen in, and environmental air out. A digital hygrometer installed in one door is a fast indicator of the relative humidity inside the storage locker. Three-inch-high legs allow access beneath cabinets for cleaning. 

For storage of other bulk items requiring RH control, see Terra's Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel Cabinets available in 36"- and 83"-heights.

Control the amount of nitrogen flowing into the cabinet with Terra's Flowmeter (order separately), easily accessible from an outside panel. Terra's optional RB® (Relief/Bleed) Valve installed at the bottom of the opposing side panel gradually releases gas and air from inside the cabinet as-needed to prevent over-pressurization. This valve can also be connected to an exhaust line for safe venting of airborne particles or fumes. See below for ordering information (must be requested when ordering cabinet; cannot be field-retrofitted). 

Humidity-Controlled Bulk Dry-Storage Cabinets
Drum Capacity Cabinet Configuration
Dimensions (mm) Cat. # Price
2 x 55-gallon storage

52”W x 26”D x 45”H
 (1321 x 660 x 1143)

1989-00 $ 3,907
2 x 30-gallon storage

46”W x 24”D x 37”H
(1168 x 610 x 940)

1989-02 $ 2,671
2 x 16-gallon storage

34”W x 17”D x 33”H
(864 x 432 x 838)

1989-04 $ 2,213
4 x 16-gallon storage

64”W x 17”D x 33”H
(1626 x 432 x 838)

1989-06 $ 3,176

Nitrogen generator Nitrogen Generators give you a reliable point-of-use supply of up to 99%-pure nitrogen. Eliminate the drawbacks of canisters and 3rd-party suppliers! You control volume, purity and rate; all you need is a clean compressed-air feed. Terra's three sizes of maintenance-free membrane generators meet several capacity requirements are ideal for back-filling or continuous flow into desiccators, glove boxes, vacuum chambers and incubators. 
Options 
Drum Pallets
Place heavy canisters onto solid 304 stainless steel pallets for easier loading and unloading into/out of Terra's Humidity-Controlled Storage cabinets. Pallets are sized to fit diameters of 55- and 30-gallon moisture-barrier drums. Standard pallet-jack prongs fit below the surface to move and lift drums; side and middle supports ensure stability.
Drum Capacity Palette Dimensions (mm) Cat. # Price
55-gallon 24"W x 24"D x 2.5"H
(610 x 610 x 64)
1989-07 Call TUI
30-gallon 21"W x 21"D x 2.5"H
(533 x 533 x 64)
1989-08 Call TUI
palette

Flowmeter
 
  • Durable acrylic housing includes hot-pressed, easy-read scales
  • Feature accuracy within + 5% of full scale
  • Adjust meter for nitrogen flow to cabinet
Flow Range (SCFH) Application Cat. # Price
1 -10 for 2 and 3-door desiccators 1600-31 $ 138

Automatic RB Valve with Exhaust Fitting
Includes 1/8" NPT fitting on the exhaust port to allow connection of 1/4" (6 mm)-diameter tubing. Dimensions: 1" x 1" x 2" (25 mm x 25 mm x 51 mm). Material: cast acrylic.
Drum Capacity Cat. # Price
Automatic RB Value 1600-60A $ 139
RH/Temperature Data Logger
RH/Temperature Data Logger
Provides a convenient record of storage conditions! Placed in a desiccator or glovebox, this compact device accumulates humidity and temperature data at specified intervals for hours, days, weeks, even months. USB connection lets you import and display data in several formats.
Cat. # Price
9500-10 $ 240

 

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