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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. […]

Acetone Alcohol Storage

Flammable and combustible liquids are found in nearly every workplace. Many chemicals including solvents, acetone, alcohol, cleaners, adhesives, compressed gases, paints, gasoline, and diesel may be flammable or combustible. These hazardous liquids provide the market with many products that we use daily. However, if used or stored improperly, serious fires and death may occur. The […]

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Toluene Storage

Toluene Storage What is Toluene? The chemical toluene, formerly known as toluol, is used in many industrial and consumer applications ranging from printing operations, manufacturing facilities, and nail salons. Toluene is commonly found in metal cleaners, adhesives, varnishes, paints and paint thinners. Toluene is a clear, colorless liquid and carries a smell similar to that […]

NFPA Chemical Storage Requirements

NFPA Chemical Storage Requirements

Established in 1896, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards, through advocating codes, standards, research and education. In this article US Chemical Storage demonstrates important chemical storage requirements highlighted by the NFPA. 1. What is NFPA 30? According to the […]

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Storage of Flammables – Safely Contain Your Hazmat

Flammable liquids are present in nearly every workplace. The dangers associated with flammable liquids are usually greater than estimated. To prevent fires, hazardous materials and the storage of flammables require special techniques for storage, handling and transferring. It is necessary that all workplaces have emergency plans prior to the storage of flammables. Below US Chemical […]

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Compliant Combustible Chemical Storage

Flammable and combustible liquids give off vapors that can ignite easily and burn rapidly, therefore  strict storage requirements are necessary. Read below to learn more about flammable and combustible classifications and compliant combustible chemical storage techniques. OSHA Classifications – Compliant Combustible Chemical Storage Combustible liquid classifications: Liquids having a flash point at or above 100°F […]