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Protect High and Low Explosives with Explosive Storage Magazines

A catastrophic explosion rocked the island country of Cyprus in 2011. Approximately 100 containers holding explosives ignited. The results were devastating – 12 people lost their lives. It also took out a local power station and injured another 60 people. As this incident demonstrates, improper storage of ammunition and explosives can be detrimental. What is […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Mixing and Dispensing Chemical Storage

Mixing and Dispensing Rooms Mixing and dispensing rooms are designed specifically to keep people and facilities safe while maintaining proper storage temperatures. The article below illustrates safe storage techniques while providing helpful tips on organizing chemical inventory. Storing Raw Chemicals inside Mixing and Dispensing Rooms Storing raw chemicals inside a hazmat storage building will not […]

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Flammable Chemical Safety

Flammable chemicals are present in nearly every workplace. The way we handle and store these materials is important to keeping a safe workplace, while protecting people and investments. The article below illustrates flammable safety regulations for NFPA and GHS, how flammable chemicals should be properly stored and safety products that will keep workplaces and workers […]

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Chemical Storage Lockers – NFPA and FM Approvals

Outdoor Chemical Storage Lockers & NFPA Regulations The use of hazardous materials in industries, universities and medical facilities has seen an increase in growth and a growing concern among the safety community. First responders, safety officials and fire Marshalls face hazardous situations that sometimes can or could be avoided. The use of prefabricated chemical storage […]