Hazmat Chemical Storage Industry News

Don’t Paint Yourself into a Corner, Use Safe Storage Buildings

Paint falls under the coatings industry. It is one of many different types of coatings made and used. The American Coatings Association (ACA) categorizes coatings depending on their use: Architectural coatings (like paint) make buildings beautiful. Industrial coatings finish products during manufacture at the factory. Companies use special purpose coatings after goods leave the factory. […]

Safe Fertilizer Storage Helps Keep the Fairways Green

Golf courses are well known for their manicured fairways, immaculate greens and pest free conditions, but achieving these standards requires the use of fertilizers and pesticides, which must be safely stored. OSHA highlighted improper fertilizer storage and the risks and responsibilities of the fertilizer industry when they issued an open letter after a tragic incident […]

Flammable Liquid Storage Tips for Acetone

Acetone is a very versatile organic solvent with many chemical and industrial applications. Pure acetone is a colorless liquid, which has a distinctive sweet, pungent odor. The flash point of 0°F (-18°C) makes it a highly flammable liquid, which can ignite even as a low concentration mixture with water. NFPA 30 classifies it as a […]

Learn Flammable Liquid Storage from the Experts

Companies use flammable liquids for a variety of applications. However, many people are not familiar with safe practices for storage and handling. The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) reports that over 160,000 fires per year start with the ignition of a flammable or combustible liquid, resulting in more than 450 deaths and $1.5 billion worth […]

Types of Chemical Storage Buildings

Storage buildings must conform to relevant code requirements, meet business needs and serve a practical and functional purpose for operations. US Chemical Storage provides standard and customized storage building designs that match your specific requirements. Fire Rated Chemical Storage Buildings Fire rated storage buildings are designed to meet UL fire rated construction requirements for the […]

Flammable Liquid Flavoring

Flammable Liquid Flavoring Liquid flavorings are specialized chemicals used in food industry manufacturing processes. Natural flavorants are extracted from plants as essential oils, while synthetic flavorants are made from chemicals where alcohol, glycerol, propylene and glycol are used as solvents. Even though the food industry is not normally associated with fire risk and flammable substances, […]

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100% Customizable – Climate Controlled Tote Lockers

100% Customizable – Climate Controlled Tote Lockers A tote is a common name for an Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) used to store various chemicals. They have grown in popularity due to their improved space efficiency compared to drums and their re-usability through cleaning and recycling. Totes often contain flammable liquids and as such are subject […]