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Storing Corrosive Liquids: Safe Hydrochloric Acid Storage Solutions

Hydrochloric acid is a colorless or slightly yellow, pungent liquid with a pH less than seven. Its molecular formula is HCl. While most known for its industrial uses, HCl is also the primary constituent of gastric acid. Believe it or not, your digestion system depends on HCl to process the food you eat. Hydrochloric acid […]

Why Climate Control is Important in Chemical Storage Buildings

Plastics manufacturers use organic peroxides as initiators in the polymerization of plastic. But, these chemicals are thermally unstable. They can ignite or explode if not kept within their safe temperature range. What if a plastics manufacturer ignored the risks associated with using organic peroxides? They may encounter no consequences for an extended period of time […]

Understanding Chemical Storage for the Pharmaceutical Industry

The pharmaceutical industry researches and develops new products continuously. Their commitment brings innovative solutions to the market to combat disease. Pioneering new medicines involves the use of many different hazardous chemicals. Chemist magazine states, “Things have changed significantly over the past decade, most importantly in the evolution of the drug discovery practice in pharmaceutical and […]

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5 Steps to Choosing a Proper Chemical Storage Building

Choosing a proper chemical storage building for your application can be intimidating. Regulators have strict standards, while suppliers provide numerous options. Disregarding regulations is expensive. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) holds companies accountable for creating and maintaining a safe working environment. They cited and fined a company $272,000 in 2013 for various violations. […]

Safe Fertilizer Storage Helps Keep the Fairways Green

Golf courses are well known for their manicured fairways, immaculate greens and pest free conditions, but achieving these standards requires the use of fertilizers and pesticides, which must be safely stored. OSHA highlighted improper fertilizer storage and the risks and responsibilities of the fertilizer industry when they issued an open letter after a tragic incident […]

Flammable Liquid Storage Tips for Acetone

Acetone is a very versatile organic solvent with many chemical and industrial applications. Pure acetone is a colorless liquid, which has a distinctive sweet, pungent odor. The flash point of 0°F (-18°C) makes it a highly flammable liquid, which can ignite even as a low concentration mixture with water. NFPA 30 classifies it as a […]

Learn Flammable Liquid Storage from the Experts

Companies use flammable liquids for a variety of applications. However, many people are not familiar with safe practices for storage and handling. The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) reports that over 160,000 fires per year start with the ignition of a flammable or combustible liquid, resulting in more than 450 deaths and $1.5 billion worth […]