Two or more units are shipped to the site area, erected by means of a rigging process and bolted together. Modular construction may be utilized for any of our buildings. These durable steel constructed units can be manufactured with an insulation value of R30 or higher and offer climate control for temperatures ranging from 35°F to over 175°F, or more depending on your needs.
Explosion Proof and non-explosion proof accessories are offered according to hazmat storage building codes, as well as owner requests. Due to transportation constraints, units are not to exceed 66’- 00” in length and 14’- 0” in width for a full building, building-half or partial building depending the configuration and design. We highly advise that you utilize a modular or duplex chemical storage building when your application is over 14’ deep due to transportation constraints, structural strength and wind loading.
- Durable Steel Construction for Added Security, Protection, and Longevity
- Explosion Proof Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, and Heating Units Available
- Turnkey Installation (Design, Delivery, Install) Available
- Explosion Proof and Non-Explosion Proof Mechanical Vents, Gas Sensors, Liquid Level Detectors, and Electrical Accessories Available
- Non-Fire Rated or Fire Rated Construction Available
- 15-Year Structural Warranty
- 100% Customizable
- Available Climate Control from 35°F to Over 175°F
- Non-Fire Rated or Fire Rated Construction Available
Delivery and installation of duplex modular units shall consist of US Chemical Storage, LLC providing labor to anchor the building to the customer’s foundation. The process begins with lifting the building from the trailer onto the customer’s foundation. Then the modules must be joined together and sealed with silicone caulk at all exterior joints, roof and walls. Fire caulk must be applied to all interior joints as well as on the walls and ceiling. Then the custom trim moldings must be reapplied, the sump floor caps replaced and the roof cap installed. The electrical, fire suppression and alarm systems must be reconnected where they were separated at the modular joint connections for delivery. Additionally, US Chemical Storage will reinstall all outside electrical and fire suppression components that were removed for shipping purposes.
CUSTOM MODULAR STORAGE BUILDINGS (Optional Non-Fire Rated or Fire Rated, Non-Insulated or Insulated)
- Dimension: L X W X H
- Weight: *VARIES
- Snow Load: 40 PSF
- Floor Load: 500 PSF
- Wind Load: 130 MPH Exp. C
- Seismic: Category: C
Custom modular storage buildings conform to the above design factors unless noted otherwise on drawings as directed per local and state codes.
*Accessories may alter building weight and dimensions.
Factory built, self contained, relocatable modular wide x long x high (including 4” high roof top crane lifting lugs), with overall building footprint of square footage. The interior shall be one whole room, wide x long x high with a total square footage of usable floor space. Interior dimensions shall have priority over exterior dimensions. Placement of the module(s) by user’s crane at site and user facility hand wiring of the electrical power supply system to the building's pre-wired entrance panel(s), interconnection of the user supplied operation mechanical (cabling, plumbing, etc.) at building prepared penetrations shall complete field installation.
U.S. Chemical Storage, LLC as an option maybe hired to over-see all the above site installation process and hire the correct disciplines to install and provide building power, plumbing and mechanical connections.
Modular building system will be applied to building(s) with manufacturing done in two (2) modular end units, each or one (x) wide x (x) long and the other (x) wide x (x) long, bolted together at the factory and shipped to customer location (or shipped separately and bolted together at the customer’s location for large multi-module building). There shall be a large structural channel or beam at the crown of the open wall of each end unit to meet all load specifications to provide a clear span the length of the building (up to 60ft). Building longer than 60ft shall have a single floor to ceiling column or post in the middle of the building. The roof and floor joints between the modules shall be covered with a 12-gauge steel cap. The buildings are secured at the floor and roof joints by tubes and/or steel angles welded to the inside wall of the two sumps with the elevated floor decking flush with the top of the modular joint cap. The finished building has the appearance of a non-modular whole building.
When located more than 75’ away from other facilities, roads or property lines, fire rating is not necessary for flammable and combustible chemicals. A 30’ rule applies to corrosives and other non-flammable materials. The 75’ rule is more universally required by code but the local code authority has the jurisdiction for the ultimate requirements. Should the building require heating or cooling systems, the walls and ceiling/roof would have to be insulated. The exposed insulation material should be covered for mechanical protection. This can be achieved by steel liner and/or gypsum board. When fire rating is required gypsum type x is used.
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