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Anhydrous HCI Storage

Anhydrous hydrogen chloride (AHCI) is a clear, colorless gas with a very strong odor. Anhydrous HCI is extremely attracted to water and when exposed to air, it quickly reacts with the moisture in the air forming corrosive fumes, commonly known as aqueous hydrochloric acid.  This type of acid emits a pungent odor and strong fumes, […]

Chemical Storage Lockers – NFPA and FM Approvals

Outdoor Chemical Storage Lockers & NFPA Regulations The use of hazardous materials in industries, universities and medical facilities has seen an increase in growth and a growing concern among the safety community. First responders, safety officials and fire Marshalls face hazardous situations that sometimes can or could be avoided. The use of prefabricated chemical storage […]

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Storing Chemical Drums

Storing chemical drums requires standard processes to ensure safety and avoid hazards. Most industrial plants store chemical drums to contain a range of different chemicals used in production processes. Chemicals are essential to the success in most businesses, whether they are used for manufacturing products or cleaning equipment. Although chemicals are mandatory in many industries, […]

MEKP Storage

What is MEKP? Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide (MEKP) is a colorless, organic peroxide similar to acetone peroxide. MEKP is an oily liquid whereas acetone peroxide is a white powder. MEKP is combustible and contains an explosive decomposition at 230°F. Chemical Applications MEKP is heavily used in the chemical and plastic industry for manufacturing initiators for […]

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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 […]

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Hazmat Drum Storage Signage

Do you know proper regulations for maintaining hazmat drum storage signs, labels and markings? Find out more, in the article below, about proper labeling guidelines, and hazmat storage signage to keep people, investments and environments safe. Labeling vs. Marking for Hazmat Storage The specificity of DOT references to labels and markings are very different. Labels […]

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Chemical Storage Myth vs Fact Part II

The following myths and facts, in our Chemical Storage Myth vs Fact Survey Part II, aim to address common misconceptions about the misuse and the proper implementation of corrosive chemical storage, ventilation and secondary containment regulations in order to remain compliant; while keeping people and environments safe. Take the questionnaire below to learn more about […]

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Drum Storage Container – How to Stay Compliant

Drum Storage Container – Proper Drum Storage The appropriate procedures for handling and storing chemical drums depends on the drum contents. Prior to any handling, drums should be inspected to ensure inventory is properly stored. Follow the set of guidelines below for safe drum storage. Inspect for deterioration (rust, corrosion, leaks). Check all bungs and […]

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Pool Chemical Storage

What Are Pool Chemicals? Swimming pool chemicals include a variety of disinfectants and sanitizers designed to control the growth of algae, bacteria and other forms of infectious organisms. Chlorine is the most common type of disinfectant and sanitizer used to clean pools. Chlorine gas is commonly used for cleaning large pools. Proper Storage Solutions Storing […]

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Safe Corrosive Storage Lockers

Corrosive Substance Defined Corrosive chemicals are considered liquids or solids that can potentially cause harm or irreversible alterations to human skin tissue, after immediate contact. The EPA constitutes a highly corrosive waste as “aqueous waste exhibiting a pH of less than or equal to 2 or greater than or equal to 12.5 and capable of […]