Chemical Storage Building Styles: Occupancy and Non-OccupancyOccupancy style walk-in storage buildings allow workers to enter the building. Workers can perform tasks and chemical processes, or load and unload storage containers, from inside the hazmat storage building. Non-occupancy style rack chemical storage buildings do not allow worker access in normal use. They receive drums or totes onto racks using forklifts or other mechanical loading devices.
Occupancy (Walk-In Style) Chemical Storage BuildingsSingle drum or small container storage use walk-in style chemical storage buildings. Double entry doors allow pallet loading or personnel access with a drum dolly. Optional ramps simplify loading and unloading of drums. Standard or customized shelving solutions enable storage of small bottles and chemical containers. A specialized use of walk-in style storage buildings is for process isolation. Use mixing or dispensing rooms to segregate these hazardous activities from other operations. Containment sumps capture spills while shelving and worktops match workflow requirements. Fit fume hoods and emergency safety showers into process isolation hazardous material storage buildings for employee safety.
Other specialized applications of walk-in style buildings include:
- Mixing Rooms
- Dispensing Rooms
- Mixed Use Buildings
- household hazardous waste buildings to segregate incompatible materials
- Storage pr charging of lithium batteries
- Turf chemical storage where smaller container sizes are mixed in with large containers