Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering? Posted on 25 August, 2016 by wjjhoge I think so, Brain … but isn’t methyl ethyl ketone flammable? Share this:TwitterLinkedInEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading...
Guess I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue…
I said ‘Don’t Look, Ethyl!!” but it was too late …
Ah, MEK. Had a soldier decide he was going to clean the stains off a concrete floor in our maintenance bay with MEK once.
Didn’t have to work that day until the HAZMAT folks cleared the hangar for us.
Flamable? MEK will cause you bodily harm if you look at it wrong. I was getting warnings about it from my Sergeants and the Army had pulled it from the inventory a year before I joined.
And I worked in a place where the policy was, a Ph.D. chemist was _NOT_ qualified to read a can of spray paint that said “Does not contain Methyl Ethyl Ketone” to determine if it had MEK or not. That required a Safety person.
For your viewing pleasure:
Gotta love having a reference library in your pocket…
What the heck? I used to swim in MEK! Now you guys are calling HAZMAT teams? Sigh….
You all are missing the point here (at least I think so). What is Brand name of methyl ethyl ketone?
And that starts with “M”
And that rhymes with Dim
And that starts with “D”
And that stands for Dumbfuck!
The chemical name is Butanone, or 2-Butanone.
With Bill Schmalfeldt it always seems to come down to butts.
An interesting aside,
3-hydroxy-2-butanone is one of the chemicals that give bananas their smell.
And, as everyone knows, bananas make monkeys dance!
Heh. It also annoys the hell out of bees.