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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 […]

How to Safely Segregate and Store Household Hazardous Waste

Municipal waste collection services and landfill sites have restrictions on acceptable waste. But, household owners use hazardous materials as part of their normal daily lives. Landfills won’t accept products like paints, cleaners, oils, batteries and pesticides. Most hazardous products feature clear warning labels such as CAUTION, FLAMMABLE, TOXIC, etc. Educating communities about reducing their use […]

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 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, […]

Anhydrous HCI Storage

Anhydrous hydrogen chloride (AHCI) is a clear, colorless gas with a very strong odor. Anhydrous HCI is extremely attracted to water and when exposed to air, it quickly reacts with the moisture in the air forming corrosive fumes, commonly known as aqueous hydrochloric acid.  This type of acid emits a pungent odor and strong fumes, […]

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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 […]

Chemical storage building housing chemical drums.

Storing Chemical Drums

Storing chemical drums requires standard processes to ensure safety and avoid hazards. Most industrial plants store chemical drums to contain a range of different chemicals used in production processes. Chemicals are essential to the success in most businesses, whether they are used for manufacturing products or cleaning equipment. Although chemicals are mandatory in many industries, […]