What is Chlorine?
If you’re a pool owner, you’ve most likely used this chemical in water treatment solutions. Chlorine is used in many household products in a liquid state, although it can also be found as a poisonous, yellow-green gas, which can rapidly spread if released. It is also used as a bleaching agent in the manufacturing stage of paper and cloth, and is found in certain pesticides and solvents. Chlorine is a corrosive gas, capable of burning tissue on contact, and potentially lethal if inhaled; the safest measure is avoiding contact altogether. This chemical is capable of reacting explosively with certain materials, so it is crucial to adhere to storage guidelines for the safety of your personnel.
Chlorine is not flammable, but it is toxic and reactive with many other chemicals. To avoid adverse reactions in storage, the chemical should be segregated. Storage units should be compliant to maximize safety. Chlorine is incompatible and should not be stored with combustible materials, bases, halogens, reducing agents, and metals. It is important to avoid exposure to the chemical and prevent it from entering water supplies. The area surrounding the tanks should allow for emergency clearance.
U.S. Chemical Storage Solutions
Our CHEMLoc storage unit is designed for non-flammable hazardous materials such as chlorine. It is built of continuously welded 12-gauge steel and is the strongest non-fire rated storage unit in the industry. CHEMLoc protects its contents from environmental factors that might result in dangerous chemical reactions, and its secondary containment sump can serve in the event of a leak. Your CHEMLoc storage building can be furnished with accessories such as a ventilation system sufficient to reduce or prevent exposure.