ChemLoc™ Chemical Storage Buildings

When fire-rated construction is not necessary, U.S. Chemical Storage can still provide unparalleled protection and security for your general-purpose chemical storage needs. We offer unmatched versatility with ChemLoc™ non-fire-rated hazardous chemical storage buildings. These chemical storage units have countless applications and accessories that can be custom engineered to fit your specific needs. ChemLoc’s heavy gauge steel construction comes standard and is ideal for maximum strength and durability. This precision engineering allows your team to safely store chemicals in high wind load environments and weather-resistant construction provides an exterior finish strong enough to combat extreme weather conditions.

Hazardous Chemical Storage Building

ChemLoc™ buildings protect your hazardous materials from many environmental factors with built-in secondary containment and bolt-down plates. Chemicals can be stored in U.S. Chemical Storage buildings when located at least 30 feet from any structure.* These 100% customizable buildings provide your operations with industry leading non-fire-rated chemical storage and can be outfitted with explosion proof or non-explosion proof accessories to meet your specific needs. Chemical, weather, and UV resistant 2-part coating inside and out ensure long term protection of the valuable chemicals you’re storing. The features of our non-fire rated hazardous chemical storage buildings are designed to reduce contamination, storage risks, and your costs whether it be insurance, deliveries, or manufacturing. *Always consult your local authority with jurisdiction to ensure that all rules and regulations are followed, including proper setback requirements.

SuperLoc™ Flammable Storage Buildings

The U.S. Chemical Storage SuperLoc™ 4-hour fire rated hazardous storage buildings allow for flammable storage located within 10 feet from and even inside your facility.* Such proximity can prove advantageous as it grants faster production, distribution and storage of your valuable flammables and combustibles. Constructed from high quality steel, all SuperLoc™ buildings include built-in, leak-tested secondary containment sumps for spill containment, coal tar undercoating, and chemical and weather-resistant coatings inside and out. Maintaining compliant chemical storage is important for many reasons, including avoiding insurance costs, fines, fires and hazardous spills. SuperLoc™ flammable storage buildings are the top the of U.S. Chemical Storage line. Each building can provide years of use, as supported by our 15-year structural warranty and 1 year warranty offered on components (please see warranty disclosure for more details). All buildings can be modified with a variety of optional accessories to customize your storage solutions. Explosion control systems such as explosion relief construction can be included.

4-Hour Flammable Storage

Use SuperLoc™ hazardous storage buildings to achieve compliance and make your manufacturing and chemical storage management more efficient. Completely customizable, SuperLoc chemical storage buildings are manufactured in bi-directional 4-hour fire rated weather-resistant construction. All buildings feature mineral wool insulation installed in the wall cavity. Multiple layers of UL Classified fire-resistant gypsum wallboard encased between heavy gauge steel for maximum fire protection. Optimize your chemical storage capabilities with a variety of optional explosion proof and non-explosion proof rated, fire rated safety accessories. U.S. Chemical Storage offers options for climate control, fire suppression, mechanical ventilation and more.* Many configurations and types of storage buildings are available, including modular construction for larger sizes. All 4-hour fire-rated flammable storage buildings can meet EPA and NFPA regulations, have a standard wind load of 120 m.p.h, and can be manufactured to FM or Warnock Hersey standards. *Always consult your local authority with jurisdiction to ensure that all rules and regulations are followed, including proper setback requirements.

Cutting Edge Wall Design

SuperLoc™ flammable liquid storage buildings boast a tested and approved bi-directional wall design and come standard with R12 insulation in the cavity. Each building is rated to a wind load of at least 120 m.p.h. per ASCE-7-10.  

FireLoc™ Flammable Liquid Storage Building

U.S. Chemical Storage FireLoc™ buildings are 2-hour fire-rated chemical storage buildings that can be used for flammable liquid storage. Constructed from high-quality steel, all buildings include built-in, leak-tested secondary containment sumps for spill containment, coal tar undercoating, and chemical and weather-resistant coatings inside and out. FireLoc™ chemical storage buildings are designed for storing flammables, combustibles, and other chemicals that require a fire rating when located 10-to 30-feet from another occupied facility or property line.*

2-Hour Flammable Liquid Storage

Protect your contents from harmful conditions and theft with a storage solution that can meet compliance and codes. Completely customizable FireLoc™ flammable liquid storage buildings are manufactured with bi-directional wall construction. You can modify your FireLoc™ chemical storage building to include explosion prevention systems or explosion relief construction to allow for the storage, mixing, dispensing, and pouring of Class 1A, 1B and 1C flammables. Trust FireLoc™ buildings to provide a safe chemical storage environment for your business and employees that will last for years to come. All 2-hour fire-rated chemical storage buildings feature fire-resistant gypsum board walls encased between interior and exterior high-quality steel. Optimize your chemical storage capabilities with a variety of optional explosion proof and fire rated safety accessories. This includes lighting, mechanical ventilation, gas detection, spill detection, climate control and more. Dry chemical fire suppression and water sprinkler assemblies are available for each model. Many configurations and types of storage buildings are available, including modular construction for larger sizes. All 2-hour fire-rated flammable liquid storage buildings can be fabricated to meet EPA and NFPA requirements and can be manufactured with FM approval. *Always consult your local authority with jurisdiction to ensure that all rules and regulations are followed, including proper setback requirements for buildings.

Cutting Edge Wall Design

FireLoc™ flammable liquid storage buildings boast a tested and approved bi-directional design that has passed the fire test for 2-hours, 23-minutes, comes standard with R12 insulation in the cavity, and is rated to a wind load of at least 120 m.p.h. per ASCE-7-10.  

Non-Fire Rated Storage

All U.S. Chemical Storage non-fire rated hazardous storage buildings are professionally manufactured with one goal in mind: durability. This non-fire rated hazardous storage building line is available in three general-purpose categories: ChemLoc™, TurfLoc™, and DrumLoc™. With multiple options you can find the perfect choice for your operations whether you’re storing paint, caustic chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, or other regulated hazardous materials or chemicals.*

Outdoor Chemical Storage Buildings for Every Need

Unlike our competitors, U.S Chemical Storage offers 100% customizability of our buildings. Modular or singular construction options and a wide variety of accessories help provide the best non-fire rated chemical storage available. All prefabricated hazardous storage buildings feature built-in secondary containment and come with a 15-year warranty on the structural integrity of your building for additional information on parts and accessories coverage, see our detailed warranty guide. Optional accessories including electrical packages, ramps, racks, shelving, and others are available upon request. Rest easy and work worry free knowing your hazardous materials will be protected from environmental factors such as extreme temperatures, wind, and seismic activity. *Always consult your local authority with jurisdiction to ensure that all rules and regulations are followed, including proper setback requirements.

Fire Rated Storage

Fire-rated hazmat storage buildings safely manage risks when storing flammable and hazardous chemicals. U.S. Chemical Storage provides several options to fit your needs. Our durable fire-rated storage buildings are available in FireLoc™ 2-hour fire rated and SuperLoc™ 4-hour fire rated models. All buildings utilize fire-resistant gypsum board and are encased in completely hand welded, high-quality steel. This provides safe and compliant storage of flammable liquids and combustibles in drums, totes or other containers. These fully compliant and 100% customizable containers allow for Class 1A Flammable Chemical Storage and/or mixing of Class 1B Flammable Chemicals to occur closer to your facility. Our patented hazmat storage buildings improve production, distribution, and safety. As a result, insurance policy renewals, inspections and hazardous spills are decreased, ultimately saving time and money.

Providing the Right Storage Solutions

Our team of experienced technical sales and engineering staff understands that not every flammable liquid storage building is the same. We take a custom approach with each of our customers to provide a solution tailored to your application and requirements. Our flammable chemical storage buildings guarantee years of compliant use and are unmatched in strength. All buildings are FM Global or Warnock Hersey approved and can be modified to include a wide variety of optional accessories. Always consult your local authority with jurisdiction to ensure that all rules and regulations are followed, including proper setback requirements for lockers.

Standard Sizes of Fire-Rated Storage Buildings

All flammable chemical storage buildings are available in widths of 6, 8, 10 and 12 feet, and lengths from 6 to 52 feet. Larger and custom sizes are also available.

Standard sizes of hazmat storage buildings

Why is there a need for chemical storage buildings?

Chemical storage buildings are designed to store hazmat in safe, segregated and secure areas, and to prevent chemicals from leaking out into the environment in case of a spill. The term secondary containment refers to the sump area in the bottom of the building. The sump is what differentiates the chemical storage building from other storage buildings. The sump is usually a 6-inch deep steel well that is designed to collect liquids through the steel grate flooring.

Do I need a fire-rated building?

There are two types of buildings to consider: fire-rated and non-fire rated steel buildings. First identify the materials to be stored and then group them by hazard. There are three steps to consider when deciding between a fire-rated and non-fire rated building. You must first determine what is to be stored and the quantity. Then you must decide where in relation to other buildings and property lines is the desired storage is to take place, and finally schedule a consult with the local authority having jurisdiction or local code expert to determine the storage building requirements. Our team at U.S. Chemical Storage has resources to help analyze your storage needs and building requirements but the final approval is made by the local authority having jurisdiction.