Safely mixing and dispensing hazardous chemicals is a daily necessity for many manufacturers. But, mixing, dispensing flammable or non-flammable chemicals can release hazardous fumes into the atmosphere. These fumes must be monitored and proper ventilation is vital when combining potentially harmful substances. A chemical mixing and dispensing storage building can potentially alleviate the risks associated with mixing and dispensing.
U.S. Chemical Storage provides custom single and multi-room chemical mixing and dispensing storage buildings. These multi-room units allow for multi-process isolation applications, as well as separate storage. Optional customizations include climate control, fire suppression, explosion proof interior and exterior lighting, egress doors with panic hardware, emergency push-button alarms and more.
Built to your requirements for your specific application, each mixing and dispensing room includes a containment sump to capture spills. Structures come completely assembled and ready to install by connecting electrical, plumbing, ventilation ductwork, and sprinklers as applicable. Our mixing and dispensing buildings are portable and can be relocated as your needs change.
Chemical Mixing and Dispensing Storage Building Benefits
Separate hazardous processes from the normal working environment by using pre-engineered mixing and dispensing buildings as process isolation rooms. Built for your specific application, buildings can be manufactured to comply with NFPA, IFC, and EPA safety regulations.
Suitable Processes for Chemical Mixing & Dispensing Buildings
Dry pigment mixing
Hazardous coating operations
Waste liquid collection
Household hazardous waste
Fully customizable mixing and dispensing chemical storage buildings from U.S. Chemical Storage can increase safety while reducing waste potential. Fan forced ventilation, fume hoods, and other accessories ensure the safety of workers who could be exposed to harmful vapors. Our optional accessories can help to better position your containers, improving manufacturing efficiency and organization.
Features and Benefits
Alarms, gas sensors, climate control available
Non-fire rated or fire rated construction available
Static grounding system
EPA compliant spill containment sump
15-Year structural warranty
Ventilation Options for Your Storage Building
Proper chemical storage ventilation within your chemical storage building can maximize worker and environmental safety.
For unparalleled protection, use non fire-rated hazardous chemical storage buildings for storing flammable or combustible chemicals at least 30 feet from other buildings. These chemical storage units have countless applications and accessories that can be custom engineered to fit your specific needs.
1. What is a sump or secondary containment in reference to chemical storage buildings?
The definition of a “sump” is a pit or reservoir providing containment for spilled liquids. U.S. Chemical Storage offers leak-proof spill containment sumps in each standard model. All our sumps are tested for leaks for a 24-hour period prior to finishing. The sump is then covered by a steel or fiberglass floor grating and can even be equipped with a resistant plastic sump liner to protect against corrosive chemical accidental spills. The size of the sump is dictated by code based on the volume of liquid being stored within the building.
2. What size building do I need?
Building size is determined by the amount of hazardous material you are planning to store, the need for occupancy or inspection around these materials, and must take into consideration the most efficient way of moving these materials into and out of your chemical storage building.
3. How should my chemical storage building be designed?
Start by speaking with one of our experienced Technical Sales Engineers to learn about the needs of your application. They will want to know what type of chemicals you are storing? How much of it will you be storing? What proximity to other buildings, people, egress paths, or environmental features will it need to be? Do you require special spill containment? And from there they’ll ask any related questions that determine additional options; Material Handling – Climate Control – Ventilation – Occupancy – Lights – Sensors – Alarms – Door Styles – Eyewash Stations and other requirements are not uncommon. Answers to these questions will dictate the building’s fire rating construction as well as anything else you’ll need for proper code compliance.