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Q: Our facility stocks 70% Isopropyl Alcohol in 16-oz. containers. We generally keep in stock 12 or less bottles. Are there any certain storage requirements for this (such as an OSHA-approved cabinet)? Currently they live in a supply storage room that does have a sprinkler head.
A: Twelve 16-oz. containers of Isopropyl Alcohol (which is a Type IB flammable liquid) equals 3 gallons. According to NFPA 30-2012, section 188.8.131.52 the maximum allowable quantity of Type I flammable liquid is 10 gallons per control area. A control area would be a smoke compartment. Over 10 gallons would require a flammable liquid storage cabinet. It appears your storage arrangement would be permitted.