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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 […]

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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 […]