Access critical fire and life safety data for thousands of chemicals in one place and validate chemical information in minutes, not hours. Features include:
Physical and Chemical Properties
Displays boiling point, melting point, flash point, autoignition temperature, LD50, LC50, LFL, UFL, molecular weight, specific gravity, vapor density and vapor pressure. Having the critical data you need to evaluate potential hazards of a material consolidated in one place saves time.
Provides threshold limits and reporting quantities for federal regulatory programs including, SARA, CERCLA, CAA, and OSHA PSM. Having a heads up whether any of these federal programs regulate a material helps you avoid potential fines and penalties for failing to comply.
DOT Classification and Shipping Information
Listed and correlated with 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Table 172.101. Easy access to up-to-date DOT shipping names and hazard class information helps keep you in compliance.
Firefighter Warning Placard Hazard Ratings – NFPA 704
Hazard ratings needed for building signage are visually displayed for each chemical. HMEx uses IFC Appendix F based on guidelines found in NFPA 704, Standard System for Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response to develop health, flammability, and instability hazard ratings and displays them in the NFPA 704 diamond, minimizing the need to review individual safety data sheets for the NFPA 704 ratings.
Screen Chemical Incompatibilities
The methodology developed by FEMA/DOT/EPA allows users to screen the consequences of the inadvertent mixing of two materials. This helps when addressing separation distances and avoiding a catastrophe caused by mixing incompatibles.
Multiple Search Options
Search for chemicals by chemical name, partial name, synonym, CAS No. or RTECS Number.
HMEx ensures materials are properly and consistently classified for code compliance.
IFC/IBC Hazard Classifications
Contains over 3,400 chemicals and 9,000 synonyms with hazard classifications correlated to the International Fire Code (IFC) and International Building Code (IBC)–endorsed by the ICC.
Hazard classifications can vary depending on the concentration, so some database chemicals include multiple entries based on concentration.
Aerosols are classified by calculation of their chemical heats of combustion and designated as Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3.
Identifies Additional Hazards for OSHA and NFPA 704
Identifies hazard classifications beyond the IFC and IBC, including irritant, sensitizer, carcinogen, radioactive and other health hazard. Knowing more about a material’s health hazards can assist you in implementation of OSHA’s hazard communication system and NFPA 704.
Chemical Inventory Management
Create and maintain your own inventories and keep your facility continuously in compliance with the latest fire and building code quantity limits.
In-house Inventory Management
Create, manage and update your own chemical inventories and generate summary reports with a single system–minimizing the need for costly consultants.
Auto-populates Hazard Classes on Inventory
Automatically populates your inventory statement with fire and building code hazard classes and NFPA 704 hazard ratings for chemicals found in the database. You only need to classify the chemicals we don’t find. Saves time and money, reduces mistakes.
Data Exchange with External Systems
Import and export inventory data to and from external sources. Saves time, minimizes manual data entry and reduces errors.
User-assigned Hazard Classes
User-assigned hazard classes are accepted for inventory materials that are not found in the database.
Track by Responsible Party
Where multiple individuals or teams are responsible for updating chemicals and quantities, a responsible party or team member can be assigned for each inventory chemical.
Ongoing Inventory Updates
Hazardous material inventories are saved directly on HMEx so they can be easily retrieved for updating.
Trade Secret Designation
Chemicals and mixtures that have been deemed to be trade secrets can be identified.
Generate Hazardous Materials Inventory Statements and Hazard Class Summary Reports that flag code violations and quantity overages.
Standardized Hazardous Materials Inventory Statements (HMIS)
Inventory statements display essential information for each chemical, including concentration and the amount confined to approved cabinets and enclosures.
Automatically Calculates MAQs and Compares Inventory
HMEx automatically applies allowable increases and decreases to quantity limits based on fire protection controls and location, and compares actual inventory quantities with the maximum quantities allowed by the code.
Hazard Class Summary Reports
Hazard Class Summary Reports display actual inventory quantities, cabinet quantities, and maximum quantities allowed for each hazard class. Values that exceed maximum allowable quantities or violate code requirements display red.
Summary Reports notify you where inventory quantities exceed allowable limits and where cabinet quantities or building sprinkler protection violate requirements.
ID of HMEx-classified vs. User-classified Chemicals
Inventory statements identify the chemicals classified by HMEx and those classified by the user. Code officials can use this information when deciding which classifications to validate.