There are many different methods and types of chemical storage. Flammable chemicals need extra attention when storing or handling. A fire rated flammable storage locker or building offers a safe and protected container for your flammables.
Prefabricated fire rated chemical storage lockers by U.S. Chemical Storage provide a safe and compliant method for flammable storage. Flammable chemicals can be very dangerous and if stored improperly, can lead to hazardous situations and possibly death. It is necessary to follow proper storage guidelines when storing your flammable chemicals.
Remember, a flammable liquid itself does not burn. It is the vapors from that flammable liquid that burns. Vapor pressure is the rate at which a liquid produces flammable vapors. The vapor density as well as flammability ratings are dependent on the temperature the flammable liquid is being stored at. A flammable liquid is more hazardous at elevated temperatures than at controlled temperatures.
Why Use a Fire-Rated Storage Locker?
Store hazardous materials or hazardous waste materials safely with a flammable storage locker. Designed by professional engineers and constructed by certified welders for superior strength and durability, our SuperLoc™ flammable storage locker offers a 4-hour fire-rating for storing flammables and combustibles safely and compliantly.
Storing inventory close or inside your facility provides a more efficient process for your operations. The 4-hour fire-rated flammable storage locker allows you to store your flammables or combustibles within or 10 feet from your facility. We also offer 2-hour fire rated storage lockers.
Built from heavy-gauge steel for maximum strength, all our flammable storage lockers can be customized to meet your specific chemical storage requirements. Many flammable materials must be stored within certain temperature ranges to remain stable and compliant. When flammable materials, liquids or solids, become heated, they can react and become combustible – depending on chemical compounds and features of the flammable material. Flammable materials can ignite from a spark, so often explosion proof electrical accessories are necessary.
Other customizations for flammable storage lockers may include:
- Fire suppression systems, such as a water sprinklers or dry chemical fire suppression
- A lock to restrict access only to qualified personnel
- Mechanical ventilation to prevent the buildup of toxic, corrosive, or flammable fumes
- Alarm systems and sensors such as gas detectors and liquid level sensors
- Shelves and racks for inventory organization
Store large volumes or small volumes of hazardous materials compliantly – pre-engineered lockers are available in a variety of standard sizes ranging from 2 to 16 drum storage capacity.
Maintaining Chemicals with a Flammable Storage Locker
Prior to storing flammable or combustible hazardous materials, it is necessary to evaluate the risks associated with each chemical being stored. Understanding possible hazards can be the key to avoiding a dangerous situation. Follow the guidelines below when evaluating hazardous chemicals before storing.
- Segregate incompatible chemicals.
- Manage shelf life of chemical inventory.
- Do not stack chemical inventory.
- Secure your flammable storage locker.
- Keep aisles and exits clear for personnel.
- Label hazmat with proper use, disposal techniques, and dates.
- Install a fire suppression system.
- Keep work areas clutter free.
- Store oxidizing agents separately from flammables and other hazmat.
- Use proper temperature controls for volatile chemicals.
Contact U.S. Chemical Storage for Your Fire-Rated Storage Locker
U.S. Chemical Storage provides the highest quality fire-rated storage lockers and buildings. These containers allow for Class 1A Flammable Chemical Storage and/or mixing of Class 1B Flammable Chemicals to occur closer to your facility. Increase your operational effectiveness with our 100% compliant and 100% customizable flammable storage lockers. Contact us today for a free quote.