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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, […]

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 […]

Proper Methods for Hydrogen Peroxide Storage

Hydrogen peroxide is a colorless and odorless liquid. Suppliers produce various concentrations depending on the application. The main use for hydrogen peroxide is as a bleaching agent for the textile and paper industry. Hydrogen peroxide is a corrosive chemical requiring care when handling and storing the product. The fact that it is a colorless liquid […]

Safe Chemical Storage Solutions for Acetophenone

Acetophenone is a versatile organic compound used in many industries. Pure acetophenone is a colorless liquid. It occurs naturally in chicory but is manufactured commercially from ethyl-benzene. The distinctive characteristic of acetophenone is its slight floral odor – like that of an orange or an acacia. It is denser than water and the vapors are […]

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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. […]

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 […]

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100% Customizable – Climate Controlled Tote Lockers

100% Customizable – Climate Controlled Tote Lockers A tote is a common name for an Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) used to store various chemicals. They have grown in popularity due to their improved space efficiency compared to drums and their re-usability through cleaning and recycling. Totes often contain flammable liquids and as such are subject […]