Making sure your hazardous material is safe and secure is easy with our hazardous material storage buildings. U.S. Chemical Storage offers customizable hazardous material storage buildings that can be manufactured to meet EPA, NFPA, IBC, IFC regulations and FM approvals or Warnock Hersey standards. Both fire-rated and non-fire-rated construction is available.
A hazardous material (hazmat) is any substance or agent that can cause harm to individuals, animals or the environment or any item that can cause a health hazard or physical hazard. Hazmat can be in liquid, solid, or gas form. Materials with the hazmat label can be everyday products like paint to more dangerous items like acids. There are nine separate classes of hazardous materials.
U.S. Chemical Storage hazmat storage buildings and lockers offer maximum protection. All buildings are constructed with a leak-proof secondary containment sump to prevent environmental contamination in the event of a spill.
Types of Hazardous Chemical Storage
Hazmat storage buildings offer safety for people, investments and the environment. Buildings approved for general hazmat storage are made of durable, non-reactive materials. In addition to safe construction practices, buildings approved for hazardous material storage also include ventilation, drainage, and the ability to separate materials from one another.
All U.S. Chemical Storage buildings come with a 15-year structural warranty and built-in secondary spill containment sump. Customize your building with a range of optional parts and accessories to meet specific storage requirements.
Caustic & Corrosive Storage
Corrosive chemicals damage or destroy other substances through chemical reactions. Most corrosives are acids, bases or oxidizers. Caustics are extremely corrosive bases such as alkalis. At high concentrations, most corrosive substances can cause tissue damage such as chemical burns, blindness, permanent scarring and even death. Proper storage and handling for corrosive and caustic chemicals is essential to personnel safety.
U.S. Chemical Storage buildings for caustic and corrosives provide safe, secure storage options when fire-rated construction is not necessary. Our buildings are strong enough to endure violent weather changes outside while maintaining internal climate control across temperatures ranges. These storage units have countless applications and accessories that can be custom engineered to fit your specific needs. Gravity air vents allow for 6 air changes each hour when an exhaust fan is applied. U.S. Chemical Storage buildings are chemical, weather, and UV resistant to ensure long-term protection of the valuable chemicals you’re storing.
Household Hazardous Waste
To protect the environment from pollution, the EPA restricts certain household hazardous items from going to landfills. These items include paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, pesticides and more. Many municipalities help communities dispose of these commonly used hazardous items by providing household hazardous waste disposal. Because there are so many types of household hazardous waste, safely combining and segregating the various chemicals that come from the general public is a necessity.
Household hazardous waste buildings are one of our most used structures. U.S. Chemical Storage buildings for household hazardous waste typically have three or more rooms separated by partition walls. This allows storage of incompatible materials in different compartments. All buildings are completely customizable and feature built-in secondary containment. Modular configurations are available for a larger storage footprint.
Hazardous Waste Storage in the Military
Exposure to hazardous waste and other chemicals is an occupational hazard, even in the military. Hazardous material storage buildings from U.S. Chemical Storage reduce the risk of this occupational hazard, allowing military personnel to focus on the mission at hand. All prefabricated storage buildings comply with current legislation but can cost significantly less than standard construction buildings.
Features and Benefits
- 100% customizable
- Durable steel construction ensures structural integrity
- Acrylic alkyd enamel with an epoxy paint upgrade available
- 15-year structural warranty
- EPA compliant containment sump
- Mixing and dispensing rooms available
- Modular solutions available for larger footprints
ChemLoc™ Chemical Storage Buildings
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. VIEW
Climate Control Options for Your Storage Building
U.S. Chemical Storage offers a full line of climate control chemical storage building options to store chemicals within their distinct favorable temperature range. VIEW
Segregating chemicals with partition walls allows for the storage of multiple chemicals inside the same chemical storage building. VIEW
Racks and Shelves
Let U.S. Chemical Storage help you get organized with a full line of storage racks and shelves to keep your chemicals sorted. VIEW
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. This sump is then covered by a steel or fiberglass floor grating and is can be equipped with a “sump liner” of a plastic nature to provide resistance to accidental spills.
2. What size building do I need?
Building size is determined by the amount of hazardous material you are planning to store, the need, if any, for working room 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?
How will the building be used? Will it be a permanent structure or a temporary storage location? Will there be frequent movement of materials in and out of the building? Will chemicals be handled inside of the building? Answers to these questions will dictate fire rating as well as the need for mechanical ventilation or explosion relief panels. Speak to one of our experienced Sales Engineers to learn more about safety accessories for your application.
4. How do I comply with regulations?
Chemical storage buildings manufactured by U.S. Chemical Storage are designed to get your operation compliant. Contact a sales engineer to learn how we can find the best solution for your compliance needs. To learn more about specific chemical storage applications in your area, contact your local code authority.