U.S. Chemical Storage FireLoc™ buildings are 2-hour fire-rated chemical storage buildings that can be used for flammable liquid storage. Constructed from high-quality steel, all buildings include built-in, leak-tested secondary containment sumps for spill containment, coal tar undercoating, and chemical and weather-resistant coatings inside and out. FireLoc™ chemical storage buildings are designed for storing flammables, combustibles, and other chemicals that require a fire rating when located 10-to 30-feet from another occupied facility or property line*.
2-Hour Fire-Rated Storage
Protect your contents from harmful conditions and theft with a storage solution that can meet compliance and codes. Completely customizable FireLoc™ flammable liquid storage buildings are manufactured with bi-directional wall construction. You can modify your FireLoc™ chemical storage building to include explosion prevention systems or explosion relief construction to allow for the storage, mixing, dispensing, and pouring of Class 1A, 1B and 1C flammables.
Trust FireLoc™ buildings to provide a safe chemical storage environment for your business and employees that will last for years to come. All 2-hour fire-rated chemical storage buildings feature fire-resistant gypsum board walls encased between interior and exterior high-quality steel. Optimize your chemical storage capabilities with a variety of optional explosion proof and fire rated safety accessories; including, lighting, mechanical ventilation, gas detection, spill detection, climate control and more. Dry chemical fire suppression and water sprinkler assemblies are available for each model.
Many configurations and types of storage buildings are available, including modular construction for larger sizes. All 2-hour fire-rated flammable liquid storage buildings can be fabricated to meet EPA and NFPA requirements and can be manufactured with FM approval.
*Always consult your local authority with jurisdiction to ensure that all rules and regulations are followed, including proper setback requirements for buildings.
Cutting Edge Wall Design
FireLoc™ flammable liquid storage buildings boast a tested and approved bi-directional design that has passed the fire test for 2-hours, 23-minutes, comes standard with R12 insulation in the cavity, and is rated to a wind load of at least 120 m.p.h. per ASCE-7-10.
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Features & Benefits
- Weather-resistant steel construction
- Continuously welded, leak-tested sump
- Chemical & UV resistant coating
- Walk-in or rack style available
- Can be manufactured to meet EPA, NFPA 30 and NFPA 1
- 15-year structural warranty
- Hazardous Waste Storage
- Paint and solvent Storage
- Flammable and Combustible Storage
Compliance & Approvals
At U.S. Chemical Storage we strive to give you the best solution for your operations. This building and its accompanying accessories can be engineered to meet the following approvals and certifications based upon your unique set of needs.
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1. Do I need a fire-rated building?
There are two types of buildings to consider: fire-rated and non-fire rated steel buildings. First identify the materials to be stored and then group them by hazard. There are three steps to consider when deciding between a fire-rated and non-fire rated building. You must first determine what is to be stored and the quantity. Then you must decide where in relation to other buildings and property lines is the desired storage is to take place, and finally schedule a consult with the local authority having jurisdiction or local code expert to determine the storage building requirements. Our team at U.S. Chemical Storage has resources to help analyze your storage needs and building requirements but the final approval is made by the local authority having jurisdiction.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. How will location affect my building type?
Location of the building can be either inside another building or outside to fit your needs. Fire Separation, which is the amount of fire rating required between two occupancies, or the separation distance between those two occupancies, is determined by the occupancy ratings, construction types, and distances between both buildings. To determine the required fire separation, it is best to consult with your local code authority. If your hazmat storage building is located at distances greater than 30 feet you may not be required to have a fire-rated building.