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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 […]

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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 […]

Storing Multiple Chemicals

Are you storing multiple types of chemicals? Many private facilities and government institutions use a variety of different chemicals to ensure that manufacturing processes are efficient and stay on track with production schedules. Making sure all chemicals are stored properly is necessary for factory and institution compliance as well as EPA regulations and NFPA codes. […]

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Hazmat Storage Containers

Hazmat Storage Containers Hazardous materials require special handling, storage and safety processes in order to maintain a safe facility. The chance of having a hazardous situation on-site can be great, depending on the type and amount of hazardous material being stored. Almost all chemicals require their own special safe storage solutions. The article below illustrates […]