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Types of Non-Fire Rated Hazmat Storage Buildings
TurfLoc™ Agri-Chemical Storage Buildings
TurfLoc™ is the ideal non-fire rated chemical storage building for turf maintenance and agricultural professionals. Designed for herbicide, fungicide, and pesticide storage, the flexible design of TurfLoc also makes it suitable for fertilizer and other agrichemicals.VIEW
DrumLoc™ Chemical Drum Storage Buildings
DrumLoc™ is a safe and secure non fire-rated storage building and provides ideal protection for large quantities of hazardous chemicals. Each chemical drum storage building can be outfitted to hold from two to 56 drums and will accept a variety of accessories to make operations flow safely and smoothly.VIEW
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
Non-Fire Rated Chemical Storage Building Features & Benefits
- Continuously-welded, leak-tested sump
- Chemical and UV resistant coating
- Static ground connections
- Natural draft ventilation
- Seismic bolt-down angles
- Galvanized steel grate floor
- 3-point door hardware standard
- Forklift channels for easy relocation
- Coal tar undercoating for corrosion protection
- Available climate control
- FM-approval available
- Meets EPA, NFPA 30 and NFPA 1
- 15-year structural warranty
- Fully customizable
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.
1. Do I need a fire-rated building?
First consult the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to determine the type of chemical you’re storing and any storage requirements listed. There are two main classifications of buildings to consider: fire-rated and non-fire-rated steel buildings. There are three main questions you should answer before engineering or design can begin on your building: what is to be stored, how much of it is being stored, and where is the location it will be stored? You will also need to consult with your local “Authority Having Jurisdiction” (AHJ) or local code expert to determine your area’s specific storage building requirements. Our team at U.S. Chemical Storage has a wealth of knowledge, experience, and resources to help analyze your storage needs, but the final approval is made by the local AHJ, so you will need to ultimately ask them about your requirements early in the planning process.
2. 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 type of chemical or hazard being stored, and distances between buildings, egress pathways, or environmental features. To determine the required fire separation, it is best to consult with your local code authority. Inside another building or within 10 feet of another building, you’ll be required to have a 4-hour fire rating. If your hazmat storage building is located at distances 30 feet or greater your building may not be required to have a fire rating at all.
3. How do I comply with regulations?
Chemical storage buildings manufactured by U.S. Chemical Storage are designed to get your operation compliant. Contact one of our technical sales engineers to learn how we can find the best solution for your compliance needs. You will also want to learn more about specific chemical storage requirements in your specific area by contacting your local “Authority Having Jurisdiction” (AHJ) who could be a local fire marshal, a municipal code official, or a city environmental department.