California Department of Fish & Game’s Chemical Storage NeedsThis project was designed and manufactured for the California Department of Fish and Game.
Prefabricated Chemical Storage ConstructionUtilizing 4-hour bi-directional fire-rated, non-combustible weatherproof construction, the steel structure meets or exceeds UL 263 & ASTM E-119. Due to the large, 324 square foot size of the building, it was delivered in two parts, with each half containing specific configurations and accessories based on the needs of the intended use of the building.
The wall construction included mineral wool insulation and multiple layers of UL Classified fire-resistant gypsum wallboard encased between interior and exterior heavy gauge Galvanneal steel for maximum durability. Galvanneal steel is a type of galvanized steel that has been annealed for additional strength. Wallboard layers are offset with overlapping joints for maximum fire resistance and conform to NFPA 30 standards.
The roof system meets a 4-hour fire-rated Class A flame spread rating, wind uplift that exceeds UL Rating I-60 and is constructed of the same weatherproof non-combustible construction as the walls. The floor consists of fiberglass T-bar style grating and a leak-proof spill containment sump. The sump is fabricated from continuously welded 10-gauge steel sheets for maximum spill containment and coated with a chemical-resistant epoxy.
Some of the accessories used in this building include a convection heater, explosion-proof refrigeration unit, explosion-proof incandescent light fixture, standard electrical load center, single door with panic hardware, rollup door, dry chemical fire suppression system, combination shower/eyewash station, and loading ramps.