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 contain hazardous solvents. As it burns, it releases hazardous fumes that can endanger lives and cause extensive property and environmental damage. Because of the inherent dangers, flammable paints should be stored inside a flammable paint storage locker and handled with care.
It’s also important to note the fire risks of paint waste. It is often more flammable than the virgin paint itself. When manufacturers need to change the color or type of paint in a painting booth, the system must be cleaned and flushed. Solvent pumped through the pipes cleans out the old paint. Always store paint waste in the same conditions as virgin paint until it is removed for recycling or disposal.
Safe Paint Storage Methods
Flammable storage paint lockers are designed for the storing, mixing and dispensing of flammable paint materials and hazardous substances. Flammable storage paint lockers comply with NFPA Code 30 standards and meet EPA and OSHA requirements.
Paint Storage Precautions
Paints contain many different types of hazardous materials including solvents and metals that are dangerous to human health and the environment. Proper paint storage eliminates exposure risks and protects costly inventory from flash fires, internal pressure build-up and spills or leaks. These lockers utilize racks and shelving systems for organizing paint materials.
Fire-Rated Construction by U.S. Chemical Storage
U.S. Chemical Storage offers two types of fire-rated construction depending on your storage application. See fire-rated construction designs below.
2-hour fire-rated: FIREloc™ flammable storage buildings offer a 2-hour fire-rated construction which provides the ability to store flammable materials 10 to 30 feet away from occupied facilities or property lines.
4-hour fire-rated: Our SUPERloc™ bi-directional, 4-hour fire-rated building is designed to store flammables up to 10 feet from or within occupied facilities.
Flammable Storage Paint Lockers – Custom Engineered
Flammable paint storage lockers are specifically constructed for storing flammables and combustibles safely. They have a built-in, leak-proof secondary containment sump for spill containment. All flammable storage paint lockers can be manufactured to meet a bi-directional wall construction as well as a unidirectional wall construction depending on your storage application. The lockers feature a 15-year structural warranty and a 2-part epoxy top coat to protect your inventory from extreme weather and UV radiation. Additional corrosion resistant paint is available.
Extreme temperatures will destroy paint quality, so automated temperature control options can be added to lockers. To prevent the buildup of flammable vapors within the storage area, multiple mechanical ventilation options are available. Other custom accessories include exhaust fans, explosion relief construction, fire suppression systems and more.
Contact U.S. Chemical Storage for Flammable Paint Storage Lockers
For manufacturers that use and store large volumes of paint as part of their operations, the safety risks can’t be ignored. Stay safe and remain compliant with flammable paint storage lockers from U.S. Chemical Storage. Contact us online or call 800-233-1480 to learn more about our chemical storage buildings and lockers.