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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, […]

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 […]