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Chemical Storage Inventory

Storing Bulk Chemicals Safely Proper storage of hazardous chemicals is necessary in any factory or institutional setting. While small quantities of flammables can be stored in flammable cabinets, bulk or larger quantities of chemicals should be stored in chemical storage buildings. RELATED ARTICLE: What’s the Difference Between a Safety Cabinet and a Chemical Storage Building? […]

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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 […]

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55 Gallon Drum Storage Building – Safety Requirements

Working with 55 Gallon Drums – Proper Storage & Handling Tips As part of daily operations, many companies work with 55-gallon drums filled with chemicals, fuel and other liquids. Special care must be taken when moving and storing these drums. Drum storage buildings help eliminate the risks associated with handling large quantities of hazardous materials. […]

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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 […]

Flammable Liquid Flavoring

Flammable Liquid Flavoring Liquid flavorings are specialized chemicals used in food industry manufacturing processes. Natural flavorants are extracted from plants as essential oils, while synthetic flavorants are made from chemicals where alcohol, glycerol, propylene and glycol are used as solvents. Even though the food industry is not normally associated with fire risk and flammable substances, […]

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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 […]

Flammable Liquid Storage

What Type of Flammable Material are you Storing? Flammable and combustible liquids are both ranked by different classes,  pairing these volatile materials into separate groupings. Flash points, vapor levels, pressure and density all have a part in how each flammable material is ranked. Learn more about how to properly store flammables and how different classes […]

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Oxalic Acid Storage

What is Oxalic Acid Dihydrate? Oxalic acid is an odorless, crystalline solid that is marked by the NFPA with class 3 health classification, class 1 fire classification and class J personal protection. The DOT Classification for the substance is: Class 8: Corrosive material. Oxalic acid is used in dyeing and bleaching processes, baking powders and […]

Storing Flavoring Chemicals

What are Flavoring Chemicals? Flavorings can be either natural or man-made substances. Flavoring chemicals can also be formed from mixtures into chemical compounds to achieve hundreds of flavors.  These mixtures provide fragrance and taste perception for specific flavors for foods and liquids. Many flavoring chemicals are volatile and can be hazardous while being stored and […]

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Phosphoric Acid Storage

Phosphoric Acid Storage Phosphoric acid is a clear, colorless, and odorless liquid. Phosphoric acid will not burn, although it can form very hazardous decomposition products. Since the acid is corrosive, contact with metals can increase flammable hydrogen gas. Chemical Applications Phosphoric acid has many uses, from a rust inhibitor all the way to dentistry and […]