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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 […]

What You Need to Know About Flammable Paint Storage Buildings

Paint booths and paint spray booth systems are applications commonly used in the aerospace, industrial manufacturing, and finishing industries, among others. But, because paint processes involve flammable materials, certain care must be taken to prevent fires. In 2014, an explosion and fire at a restaurant furniture manufacturer in Heyburn, ID, demonstrated the potential dangers. Investigators […]

What is Intrinsic Safety and Why is it Important to Chemical Storage?

Flammable materials are a necessary part of many industrial and manufacturing processes. While precautions ensure the containment of these materials, there is always some risk of ignition. Procedures for hot work and maintenance tasks lower the risk of heat and sparks from reaching flammable vapors. But, what about the electrical equipment we use every day? […]

Military Grade Paint Storage Requirements

CARC Paint Storage is Different than Every Day Paint Protection Military vehicles, equipment, ships and aircraft are all exposed to extreme conditions. For the U.S. Armed Forces, only military grade paints that meet stringent military standards are suitable for these conditions. Chemical Agent Resistant Coatings (CARC) are well-known military grade paints. Products meeting this specification […]

Explosive Storage: How Do Different Classes of Explosives Affect Storage Requirements?

Avoid Injury or Penalties with the Correct Explosive Storage Solutions The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), is responsible for regulating explosives and ammunitions in the United States. They laid out these regulations in the Federal Explosives Law and Regulations based on the Safe Explosives Act. Part 555 of Title 27, Commerce in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]