Standard Operating Procedures
Standard operating procedure information is provided for pertinent materials and procedures used in Materials Engineering in this department.
In general, whenever chemicals are to be used review the MSDS first for safety information.
Basic safety training is provided at the department/university level, and for working in your group. You need to seek safety training for any new procedures that you are not familiar with.
The standard operating procedures listed here provide some basic safety information. How materials and methods are employed in research and testing may vary enormously. It is impossible to cover every possible situation.
- Nital preparation (PDF)
- Perchloric acid and perchlorates use (PDF)
- Use of compressed gases (PDF)
- Use of picirc acid (PDF)