Maintaining good airflow is important for safe chemical storage. Ventilating and safely moving air in and out of your chemical storage building helps remove harmful fumes, vapors and dusts. Our fully customizable and compliant passive or forced mechanical chemical storage ventilation options offer full control of the volume and frequency of air changes inside your hazardous material building. Explosion proof, non-explosion proof, and corrosion resistant options are available.
Proper chemical storage should also promote the safety of your workforce. We offer numerous safety accessories designed to protect personnel from hazardous risks and injury.
Workplace emergencies occur every day across a wide variety of industries. In environments where injuries come because of chemical splashes, spillage or burns, the risk of an accident is even greater. We supply a wide range of emergency safety showers and eye/face wash equipment to ensure your workforce receives immediate and proper treatment if an incident occurs.
Maintaining good airflow is important for safe chemical storage. A chemical storage exhaust fan will help remove harmful fumes, vapors and dusts within your chemical storage building.
When storing chemicals that require a constant temperature at or above 40°F, our heated buildings provide unmatched security and safety for workers and materials. Depending on your needs, we offer explosion proof and non-explosion proof chemical storage heating systems, including convection and forced air heaters.
In addition to temperature-controlled buildings, U.S. Chemical Storage offers a variety of options and accessories such as R30 insulation or higher, insulated personnel and roll-up doors. Completely customizable construction allows you to have a temperature-controlled hazmat chemical storage building that meets any chemical storage regulation.
When working with hazardous materials, it is crucial to have durable, efficient lighting in each part of your chemical storage building. Every U.S. Chemical Storage lighting fixture is manufactured to guarantee visibility and safety.
We offer a wide variety of explosion proof and non-explosion proof lighting options for storage buildings. Light fixture placement is based on chemical storage building size, mounting height of light fixture and photometrics measured in lumens per fixture.
UL Listed and factory sealed fixtures meet requirements as follows:
- Class I, Div. 1 & 2, Groups C and D Class I, Zones 1 & 2, Groups llB, llA
- Class II, Div. 1 & 2, Groups E,F,G
- Class III, Div. 1 & 2
- Suitable for wet locations
- NEMA 3, 4, 4X
Factory Electrical InstallationDuring manufacturing, our experienced team installs electrical items and runs conduit. We ensure junction boxes, conduits and circuit breakers are properly sized by engineering, and wiring and breakers are per electrical schematic drawings based on NEC and manufacturers recommendations. All equipment boxes, electrical accessories, and electronic devices mounted on exterior of building are rated for outdoor use. Distribution panels are always labeled and any metal parts which may become energized are bonded.
Electrical Quality AssuranceThe U.S. Chemical Storage quality assurance team performs visual inspections, dielectric strength, continuity, operational tests and polarity checks at the factory. If a test fails, the fault is repaired and retested. After all tests are passed, information is documented, dated, and signed off. Images and inspection reports are kept on file. Any third-party inspections, when required, are performed by state approved agencies.
Access ramps are available with all U.S. Chemical Storage buildings to facilitate greater accessibility when loading or unloading chemicals. They have leveling feet and can be fitted with safety rails or raised edges, as well as non-slip surfaces. Adjustments in width and length can be made to allow larger containers to be loaded with ease. All ramps for U.S. Chemical storage buildings are highly durable and customizable to your needs. Ramps align directly to our buildings, allowing you to move items into your building quickly and easily with a hand cart or dolly.
U.S. Chemical Storage explosion relief construction consists of blow out panels.
Protection from Explosions
As a rule, a buildup of vapors from Class 1A and 1B Flammables brings the risk of an explosion. If the internal gas pressure of a building rises to 20 psf, the explosion relief panel quickly opens to release the heat and gas outside. Available in bottom or top hinged, explosion relief panels can be added to both fire-rated and non-fire-rated buildings to help minimize risks of explosions.