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Oil & Flammable Liquid Storage

Storing Oil & Hazardous Liquids The use of heavy equipment or technological machinery is necessary for many manufacturing facilities. To keep the necessary parts of the business maintained, lubrication as well as cleanup from oil and flammable liquids is critical. Storing specific types of oils and flammable liquids on site can be dangerous for personnel […]

How to Store Lithium Batteries

U.S. Chemical Storage Offers Lithium Battery Storage Buildings Initially introduced in 1991, today we use lithium-ion batteries as a main power source for electronic devices and equipment we’re dependent on, such as smartphones, laptops and tablets. Lithium battery chemistry is popular among small and large corporations alike, offering a longer lifespan than conventional batteries, and […]

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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 […]

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? […]

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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 […]

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Maximize Chemical Storage Building Space with Modular Construction

Chemical storage buildings safely store chemicals and flammable materials. Different types of buildings are available depending on the fire-rating and certification required. But, what happens when you need a larger square footage unit placed in a small footprint site? Modular storage buildings for chemicals offer a solution. Because chemical storage buildings are pre-fabricated in the […]