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Protect Your Microbrewery with Chemical Storage Buildings

The growth in craft beer brewing from 2013 to 2017 has been astronomical. There are over 5,300 craft breweries or microbreweries in the U.S. today, compared to less than 3,000 back in 2013. Many grew home brewing hobbies into full-fledged businesses. Transitioning a home brewing environment into a microbrewery requires scaling up. You need bigger […]

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 […]

How Safe Chemical Storage Prevents Laboratory Fires at Universities

University laboratories handle a wide range of chemicals for different courses and experiments. Flammable chemicals carry the risk of fire or explosion. Incorrect chemical storage practices are a common cause of incident. Flammable Chemicals and Refrigerator Storage reported three separate explosions in different university labs. All had the same root cause – storing flammable chemicals […]

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 […]

Don’t Paint Yourself into a Corner, Use Safe Storage Buildings

Paint falls under the coatings industry. It is one of many different types of coatings made and used. The American Coatings Association (ACA) categorizes coatings depending on their use: Architectural coatings (like paint) make buildings beautiful. Industrial coatings finish products during manufacture at the factory. Companies use special purpose coatings after goods leave the factory. […]

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 […]

Types of Chemical Storage Buildings

Storage buildings must conform to relevant code requirements, meet business needs and serve a practical and functional purpose for operations. US Chemical Storage provides standard and customized storage building designs that match your specific requirements. Fire Rated Chemical Storage Buildings Fire rated storage buildings are designed to meet UL fire rated construction requirements for the […]