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CHEMloc - Non-Fire Rated Chemical Storage Buildings

Warnock Hersey and FM approved hazardous material storage buildings

CHEMloc™ is constructed to be non-fire rated and is the standard for hazardous chemical storage. It is the perfect choice for Herbicide Storage, Fungicide Storage, Pesticide storage, Fertilizer Storage, Paints Storage, and other FM & EPA regulated Chemical Storage. CHEMloc™ is the strongest chemical storage building with built-in secondary containment and is manufactured from continuously welded 12-gauge steel. These hazmat storage buildings can be used for storing flammable and/or combustible chemicals if located at least 30 feet from any other buildings or structures (check with local authorities about any variance allowances).

Hazardous chemical storage containers should be designed with due consideration to the hazards of the materials to be stored, as well as their value to owners. CHEMloc™ protects its contents from environmental factors such as temperature extremes, wind and seismic activity. Furthermore, CHEMloc™ can easily be customized to your particular storage needs. You can modify your CHEMloc™ chemical storage building to include any of these optional accessories.

A hazardous materials accident or fine can occur anytime, anywhere. Our chemical storage solutions and other hazardous material storage vaults can minimize these risks. Call (800) 233-1480, or use our online Request a Quote form, to see how our chemical storage options can help you in better hazardous materials management.



CL (CHEM LOC) (Non Fire Rated Building)

  • Standard Features
  • Dimension: L X W X H
  • Weight: *VARIES
  • Snow Load: 40 PSF
  • Floor Load: 500 PSF
  • Wind Load: 130 MPH Exp. C
  • Seismic: Category: C

Above design factors unless noted otherwise on drawings as directed per local and state codes.

*Accessories may alter building weight and dimensions.

The steel used to fabricate the model quoted here is the highest-grade American made steel and is free from rough edges, kinks and sharp bends. Our manufacturing is done precisely and in a neat fashion and all bends are made by controlled means to ensure uniformity and strength. Our welding procedures are in accordance with the American Welding Society and meet standards set forth by the ASTM, and all welds are sufficient in Locker construction.

When located at least 30 feet away from other facilities, roads or property lines, fire rating is not necessary for flammable and combustible chemicals. Should the building require heating or cooling systems, the walls and ceiling/roof would have to be insulated. The exposed insulation material should be covered for mechanical protection. The can be achieved by steel liner and/or gypsum board. When fire rating is required gypsum type x is used.

WALL STRUCTURAL FRAMEWORK: Fabricated from 3” x 2” x 1/8” steel structural or mechanical tubing members placed on 24-inch on center. Building perimeter should have 6”x3”x3/16” steel tubing below and above wall studs. The corner studs and door frame opening studs shall be 3”x3”x3/16”. Framework connected by welding. Exterior sheets are connected to wall framework at each seam with a continuous weld. All framing members shall be mechanical or structural tubing; formed channels or studs are not acceptable.

ROOF SYSTEM: Noncombustible weatherproof construction of continuously welded 12 gauge steel roof is permanently attached to building. Roof Structural System fabricated from 3.5” x 3.5” x 1/8” structural steel or mechanical tubing. Roof supports installed 24” inches on center. Exterior roof sheets are continuously welded to roof supports at each seam. All framing members are mechanical or structural tubing; formed channels or studs are not acceptable. Roof sloped to facilitate rain run off and equipped with rain shield over doors.

FLOOR SYSTEM: Grating and Leak Proof Spill-Containment Sump Assembly is a 6” inch high assembly consisting of 1” inch deep welded steel floor grating over 6” inch deep leak proof secondary containment sump. Continuous steel floor grating throughout building, fabricated from welded steel grating with 1 x 3/16” bearing bars at 1 x 3/16” inches on center and crossbars at 4 inches on center. Grating material is galvanized steel. Sump is fabricated utilizing continuously welded 10 gauge steel sheets for maximum spill containment. Chemical-resistant acrylic alkyd enamel coating is applied to secondary containment sump. Floor System is fabricated to comply with NAAMM MBG 531, “Metal Bar Grating Manual for Steel, Stainless Steel, and Aluminum.

BUILDING BASE: Open channel construction, underside coated with chemical resistant corothan I-Coal Tar for maximum corrosion resistance. Forklift pockets and hold-down brackets for ease of off-loading and relocation. Building base framing is capable of withstanding 1000 psf minimum. The building base is constructed in this manner to ensure the fork lifting, loading, transporting, offloading, and relocation do not affect the structure of the building.

STATIC GROUNDING SYSTEM: One exterior grounding connection, one 10-foot long 5/8” diameter copper-clad steel grounding rod, and grounding lugs.

GRAVITY AIR FLOW VENTS: Steel frame and louvers with screens to provide adequate air flow and natural draft.

Building Finish: After an extensive cleaning process the interior and exterior surfaces are protected with a high solids alkyd universal metal primer (primer) and a high solid acrylic alkyd enamel top coat providing proven interior chemical resistance as well as exterior abrasion, corrosion, UV resistance and exceptional durability.

SIGNAGE: Permanent D.O.T. metal flip placard with rust proof aluminum holder and stainless steel clips on each building. One (1) pressure sensitive NFPA 704 Hazard Rating sign.

APPROVALS: This unit will have Factory Mutual (FM Global) Approval and Warnock Hersey Approval. Third party and/or state approvals are available and are not included in this quotation unless noted.

Color: Standard Color is Bleached Bone unless noted otherwise. Other color choices available are White, Barber Green, Aztec Brown, Dove Gray. Custom Colors available upon request.

Storage Capacity shall be up to: (x) Fifty-five (55) gallon drums or (x) 4’ square pallets or totes. Stored back-to-front and side-to-side completely filling all available floor space. Total room storage capacity is in (X) gallons in “packed-in” mode.

Storage Capacity Option: (x) Fifty-five (55) gallon drums or (x) 4’ square pallets or totes with (x) wide aisle for inspection and material handling of hand trucks, lifters, forklifts and crane hoists maneuvering capability. Total room storage capacity is in (X) gallons less floor space allowed for aisles.

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