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Chemical Storage Inventory

Storing Bulk Chemicals Safely Proper storage of hazardous chemicals is necessary in any factory or institutional setting. While small quantities of flammables can be stored in flammable cabinets, bulk or larger quantities of chemicals should be stored in chemical storage buildings. RELATED ARTICLE: What’s the Difference Between a Safety Cabinet and a Chemical Storage Building? […]

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Flammable Storage Paint Lockers

Avoid Injury With Proper Storage Techniques Many industries use flammable paints as part of their manufacturing processes. Storing these items presents certain risks, such as fire or injury. When paint catches fire, it quickly turns into an inferno as container after container ignites, often accompanied by thick black smoke and explosions. Additionally, flammable paints may […]

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55 Gallon Drum Storage Building – Safety Requirements

Working with 55 Gallon Drums – Proper Storage & Handling Tips As part of daily operations, many companies work with 55-gallon drums filled with chemicals, fuel and other liquids. Special care must be taken when moving and storing these drums. Drum storage buildings help eliminate the risks associated with handling large quantities of hazardous materials. […]

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Hazmat Storage Container – Storage Guide

Nearly every industrial workplace uses flammable liquids. The hazards associated with hazardous material liquids can be substantial. To prevent fires, hazardous materials and flammables require special storage, handling and transferring. All workplaces need emergency plans prior to the storage of flammables or other hazardous materials. Consider these factors when choosing a hazmat storage container from […]

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 […]