Reference method for measuring the surface tension of chromium electroplating: chapter 10

10. Safety

  • 10.1 Use heavy duty heat and chemical-resistant gloves for sampling the tanks.
  • 10.2 Chemical-resistant nitrile gloves should be worn at all other times during this procedure.
  • 10.3 Chromium electroplating, chromium anodizing and reverse etching solutions are carcinogenic and corrosive. Wear acid or chemical resistant gloves, eye protection and apron/coveralls when handling these solutions.
  • 10.4 Nitric and sulphuric acids are extremely corrosive and will cause burns to skin. When using these acids, use acid-resistant gloves, safety goggles, and an apron. Consult the supplier material safety data sheet (MSDS) for more information.
  • 10.5 Work in a well ventilated area when using nitric acid due to the generation of acidic fumes when nitric acid is mixed with water.
  • 10.6 Sulphuric acid solutions will become very hot when this acid is mixed with water. It is important to always add acid to water and never add water to acid as the heat of reaction can cause spattering and generation of steam.
  • 10.7 Do not pipette any solution by mouth.
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