Author Archive | Eddie Hurst

Why ISO Containers Aren’t Approved for Use as Military Chemical Storage Buildings

The military uses intermodal shipping containers (aka ISO containers or Conex boxes) for transporting equipment and supplies to bases all over the world. Robust and big enough for most applications, these versatile metal boxes are suited for that task. They are easy to maneuver and stack in position. But, one thing they are not designed […]

How Does the Military Handle Hazardous Waste Storage?

With the constant pressure of military preparedness, storing hazardous waste seems like a low priority. But, exposure to hazardous waste has a real effect on the health and safety of our armed forces. Some veterans even face the long-term realities of occupational diseases. According to the U.S. Veterans Association, common occupational hazards in the military […]

Military Applications for Flammable Liquid Storage Buildings

Flammable and hazardous chemicals cause major fires and injuries every year in industrial applications. Similarly, the military also uses large quantities of these materials and is subject to the same risks as other industrial applications. One of the main chemicals used in the maintenance of military equipment as a cleaning solvent and degreaser is isopropyl […]

Protect High and Low Explosives with Explosive Storage Magazines

A catastrophic explosion rocked the island country of Cyprus in 2011. Approximately 100 containers holding explosives ignited. The results were devastating – 12 people lost their lives. It also took out a local power station and injured another 60 people. As this incident demonstrates, improper storage of ammunition and explosives can be detrimental. What is […]

What’s the Difference Between a Safety Cabinet and a Chemical Storage Building?

Working with flammable, combustible or corrosive liquids can be confusing. There are many regulations that apply to their storage, handling and dispensing, designed to protect employees from injury and prevent fires and explosions. Failing to meet the requirements carries the potential for large penalties and fines. You can help avoid these penalties by storing chemicals […]

Mission Critical Applications for Lithium Battery Storage and Charging in the Military

Lithium batteries are everywhere in the military. Rechargeable batteries power mission critical equipment like drones and UAVs. Communication equipment also uses rechargeable lithium batteries. Many other types of equipment rely on one-time use batteries for power. Despite wide usage, not everyone is aware of the hazards of lithium batteries and how to store them safely. […]

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Expert Tips for Safe Ethanol Storage

The NFPA classifies ethanol as a Class IB flammable liquid. Handle and store ethanol with great care. Ethanol usage as a biofuel additive for fuel has rapidly grown since the early 2000s. Trains transport large volumes of it across the country. Some of the biggest safety and environmental incidents involving ethanol occurred on the railways, […]

Support Your Mission with Compliant Chemical Storage Solutions

Maintaining mission readiness requires a logistics and storage system that works like clockwork. Both the U.S. Army and Navy need lithium batteries charged and ready for use in UAVs, AUVs and communication equipment. Fuel, oil, and solvents must be readily available for immediate servicing and repairs. Poor chemical storage facilities could compromise your fleet readiness […]

The Importance of Spill Containment Sumps in Chemical Storage Buildings

Built-in spill containment differentiate chemical storage buildings from other types of storage buildings. Every chemical storage building that houses liquid hazardous materials must have a liquid-tight containment sump built into its floor. There are two options for sumps. The first is a continuously-poured concrete curb construction integral to the concrete floor. The other is a […]