Thermo Scientific flammable material and explosion-proof refrigerators are designed to meet your safety requirements for cold storage of volatile material or materials in hazardous environments. Our units will meet your temperature, reliability, performance, and compliance needs, and more. All flammable material refrigerators and explosion-proof refrigerators meet NFPA and OSHA standards. Availability of some units may be limited in certain geographic regions.


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Value flammable material storage (FMS) refrigerators

These refrigerators are designed to be used for the storage of volatiles, compounds, and solvents where a spark-free internal cabinet environment is required. Household/commercial refrigerators and freezers are not suitable; they have components in their electrical and refrigeration systems that can trigger explosions of flammable air-vapor mixtures inside the unit. Thermo Scientific flammable storage laboratory refrigerators are available from under-counter models to full-height, freestanding options.

  5 cu. ft. FMS Refrigerator 20 cu. ft. FMS Refrigerator 20 cu. ft. FMS Corrosion-Resistant Refrigerator 50 cu. ft. FMS Refrigerator
  TS 5cu. ft. flammable material refrigerator TS 20cu. ft. flammable material refrigerator TS corrosion-resistant flammable material refrigerator TS 50cu. ft. flammable material refrigerator
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  05FREETSA;
115V/60Hz
20FREETSA;
115V/60Hz
20FRCETSA;
115V/60Hz
50FREETSA;
115V/60Hz
Availability North America only North America only North America only North America only
Compliance UL, NFPA1, OSHA1 cCSAus, NFPA1, OSHA1 cCSAus, NFPA1, OSHA1 UL, NFPA1, OSHA1
Temperature range 1° to 12°C 1° to 12°C 1° to 12°C 1° to 12°C
Capacity 5.5 cu. ft. (155.7L) 20.9 cu. ft. (591.8L) 20.9 cu. ft. (591.8L) 50 cu. ft. (1415.8L)
Plug type NEMA 5-15P NEMA 5-15P NEMA 5-15P NEMA 5-15P
User interface Exterior thermostat Exterior thermostat Exterior thermostat Exterior thermostat
Defrost Manual Manual Manual Manual
Security Built-in key lock Built-in key lock Built-in key lock NA
Interior cabinet
ABS plastic Epoxy coated steel Epoxy coated steel; corrosion resistant stainless steel interior door and shelves
Stainless steel
Interior (DxWxH) 18 x 20 x 28 in.
(45 x 51 x 71cm)
24 x 28 x 58 in.
(60 x 71 x 147cm)
24 x 28 x 58 in.
(60 x 71 x 147cm)
27 x 46 x 59 in.
(67 x 116 x 150cm)
Exterior (LxWxH) 28 x 24 x 34 in.
(71 x 60 x 85cm)
36 x 34 x 73 in.
(91 x 86 x 186cm)
36 x 34 x 73 in.
(91 x 86 x 186cm)
34 x 52 x 77 in.
(87 x 132 x 196cm)
Shipping weight 120 lb. (54.5kg) 230 lb. (104.3kg) 230 lb. (104.3kg) 420 lb. (190.5kg)

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High-performance flammable storage refrigerators

Our high-performance manual defrost FMS refrigerators are designed to meet stringent US Pharmacopeia standards for drug storage as well as the NFPA safety provisions for the storage of flammable liquids.1 Each model is listed by UL as a special purpose refrigerator or freezer intended for flammable material storage in accordance with NFPA 45 and 99.1

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RFMS2305A;
115V/60Hz

FFMS2305A;
115V/60Hz

TSFMS2305A;
115V/60Hz
Availability North America only North America only North America only
Compliance UL, NFPA1, OSHA1 UL, NFPA1, OSHA1 UL, NFPA1, OSHA1
Temperature range 1°C to 8°C 1°C to 8°C 1°C to 8°C
Capacity 23 cu. ft. (651L) 23 cu. ft. (651L) 23 cu. ft. (651L)
User interface Microprocessor controller Microprocessor controller Microprocessor controller
Access port & casters
1-inch port, casters standard 1-inch port, casters standard 1-inch port, casters standard
Chart recorder
Factory installed option (North America only) Factory installed option
(North America only)
Factory installed option (North America only)  
Defrost Manual Manual Manual
Security Lockable doors, audio/visual alarms Lockable doors, audio/visual alarms Lockable doors, audio/visual alarms
Interior cabinet
Ignition-free, scratch-resistent painted steel Ignition-free, scratch-resistent painted steel Ignition-free, scratch-resistent painted steel
Interior (DxWxH) 29 x 24 x 58 in.
(73.7 x 61 x 147.3cm)
29 x 24 x 58 in.
(73.7 x 61 x 147.3cm)
29 x 24 x 58 in.
(73.7 x 61 x 147.3cm)
Exterior (LxWxH) 37 x 28 x 78.6 in.
(94 x 72 x 200cm)
37 x 28 x 78.6 in.
(94 x 72 x 200cm)
37 x 28 x 78.6 in.
(94 x 72 x 200cm)
Shipping weight 425 lbs. (193kg) 425 lbs. (193kg) 425 lbs. (193kg)

1Products complying with the applicable requirements of NFPA 70, "National Electric Code", NPFA 45, "Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals," and NFPA 99 "Health Care Facilities" are considered to meet the OSHA guidelines for these types of facilities. These units have no internal electrical components that could trigger an explosion or fire of flammable materials inside the unit. Flammable material storage units are not for use in classified hazardous locations which require the use of explosion-proof units.

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Explosion-proof refrigerators

Spark-free interiors and exteriors reduce the risk of explosion. These lab refrigerators are designed to be used in Class 1, Groups C and D, and Class 1, Zone 1, Group IIB areas where ignitable materials are normally present. Thermo Scientific explosion-proof laboratory refrigerators are particularly suited for safe storage in hazardous environments. Models are available from under-counter to full height, freestanding.

  5.5 cu. ft. Explosion-Proof Refrigerator 20.9 cu. ft. Explosion-Proof Refrigerator 20.9 cu. ft. Explosion-Proof Corrosion Resistant Refrigerator
  TS small explosion proof refrigerator TS explosion proof refrigerator TS corrosion-resistant explosion proof refrigerator
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  05EREETSA;
115V/60Hz
20EREETSA;
115V/60Hz
20ERCETSA;
115V/60Hz
Availability North America only North America only North America only
Compliance UL, NFPA1 cCSAus cCSAus
Temperature range 1°C to 12°C 1°C to 12°C 1°C to 12°C
Capacity 5.5 cu. ft. (155.7L) 20.9 cu. ft. (592L) 20.9 cu. ft. (592L)
Plug type Hardwired to prevent sparking and accidental disconnection Hardwired to prevent sparking and accidental disconnection Hardwired to prevent sparking and accidental disconnection
User interface Thermostat and compressor components in vapor-proof enclosure Thermostat and compressor components in vapor-proof enclosure Thermostat and compressor components in vapor-proof enclosure
Defrost Manual Manual Manual
Security Built-in key lock Built-in key lock Built-in key lock
Interior cabinet
ABS plastic ABS plastic ABS plastic
Interior (DxWxH) 18 x 20 x 28 in.
(45 x 51 x 71cm)
24 x 28 x 58 in.
(60 x 71 x 147cm)
24 x 28 x 58 in.
(60 x 71 x 147cm)
Exterior (LxWxH) 28 x 24 x 34 in.
(71 x 60 x 85cm)
34 x 34 x 78 in.
(82 x 86 x 186cm)
34 x 34 x 78 in.
(82 x 86 x 186cm)
Shipping weight 120 lbs. (54.5kg) 283 lbs. (128kg) 283 lbs. (128kg)

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Is there a safer way to store potentially flammable, pharmaceutical-grade materials that require refrigerated or frozen temperatures?

Thermo Scientific FMS high-performance refrigerators and freezers meet industry protocol for the storage of critical, potentially flammable, pharmaceutical-grade materials or samples containing trace amounts of flammables that could cause a spark.

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