Understanding the Designation of "Static/Revolving Inventory"
Static inventory is a system which allows for the tracking of chemicals without the placement of a bar code on the container. It is typically used for large gas cylinders, bulk chemicals and commercial type products where there may be a high turnover or high usage of the product. Instead of bar coding the container, a static posting is posted at the work location which indicates the maximum number of containers and/or quantity that is allowed. Examples of items that are typically found on static postings are: nitrogen gas cylinders, argon gas cylinders, spray paint, Leak-Tec, glass cleaner, WD-40, cleaners and degreasers. Small cylinders such as lecture bottles or instrument calibration bottles normally are bar coded and do not get a posting (Example).
Note that in 2010 the CMS Team started bar coding non-BNL stock
gases with bar codes instead of placing them on static inventories.
This includes large cylinders. New cylinder bar codes will
provide additional information on them such as date bar coded, the
chemical name, size, concentration and original owner. As of May
2013 all new CMS chemicals are bar coded with RFID Bar Coded tags.
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