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Flammable Liquid Storage

What Type of Flammable Material are you Storing? Flammable and combustible liquids are both ranked by different classes,  pairing these volatile materials into separate groupings. Flash points, vapor levels, pressure and density all have a part in how each flammable material is ranked. Learn more about how to properly store flammables and how different classes […]

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Oxalic Acid Storage

What is Oxalic Acid Dihydrate? Oxalic acid is an odorless, crystalline solid that is marked by the NFPA with class 3 health classification, class 1 fire classification and class J personal protection. The DOT Classification for the substance is: Class 8: Corrosive material. Oxalic acid is used in dyeing and bleaching processes, baking powders and […]

Storing Flavoring Chemicals

What are Flavoring Chemicals? Flavorings can be either natural or man-made substances. Flavoring chemicals can also be formed from mixtures into chemical compounds to achieve hundreds of flavors.  These mixtures provide fragrance and taste perception for specific flavors for foods and liquids. Many flavoring chemicals are volatile and can be hazardous while being stored and […]

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Phosphoric Acid Storage

Phosphoric Acid Storage Phosphoric acid is a clear, colorless, and odorless liquid. Phosphoric acid will not burn, although it can form very hazardous decomposition products. Since the acid is corrosive, contact with metals can increase flammable hydrogen gas. Chemical Applications Phosphoric acid has many uses, from a rust inhibitor all the way to dentistry and […]

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Wastewater Treatment Building

Wastewater treatment requires an aggressive usage of hazardous chemicals. As a result, it is necessary to properly store chemicals to maintain their effectiveness prior to being used. Treatment processes may also require 90 day storage after hazardous materials have been used. Learn more about the type of chemicals used in wastewater treatment facilities and how […]

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Heated Herbicide Storage

Heated Herbicide Storage Safety is the number one reason for a well managed herbicide facility. Climate controlled storage buildings must be monitored regularly to ensure inventory is stable. Protecting against spills not only protects environments but also employees health, water quality, and company investments. A properly designed herbicide facility promotes safe storage, handling, and disposal […]

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Chemical Signs – Ensure Safety

Signs, or signage, for buildings used to store chemicals, are designed to provide safety for personnel and for the public. There are a number of different signs used to alert people what type of chemical is being stored and the proper precautions necessary to take when working in these areas. In the article below we […]

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The New Charge to Lithium Batteries

Powerful Technology The demand for small, slim, and unique designs for equipment has pushed lithium technology to provide cutting edge companies with smaller, lightweight batteries. Lithium batteries are electro-chemical devices that convert higher-level materials into an alternate state during discharge. Discharge loads range from a slow flow of current in a flashlight, to sporadic high […]