Do you need to keep dangerous flammable liquids in your facility? Read on to find out more about how to store them safely and according to legal requirements.
When it comes to flammable liquids, it is essential that they are stored correctly. After all, most industrial fires are the result of improper storage of just such chemicals.
Fortunately, there are storage cabinets that are especially made for flammable liquids — they are designed to keep them safe, and also to withstand considerable heat.
In addition, you probably have some space concerns — and the good news is that you can get flammable storage cabinets that are actually stackable. They fit precisely on top of the floor model flammable safety cabinets (or other safety cabinets) you may already have.
You can also place them on counter tops or work benches. This means you get additional storage without losing floor space, although you do have the option of placing those cabinets on the floor as well.
The stackable cabinets tend to have two doors and you can get them either as a self-closing version or a manual version.
But more important than convenient and floor-space saving storage options is the fact that these cabinets will protect your business from a serious fire hazard. Not only is it prudent to store all combustible and flammable materials in appropriate safety cabinets. It’s the law.
Uniform Fire Code 79.202 and OSHA 29 CFR 1910.106 regulations are very clear on what they require — and you can easily meet their requirements with flammable safety cabinets from a quality supplier.
Here’s what you should look for to make sure you cabinets that comply with regulations:
Check for the standard features that any flammable storage cabinet should meet, whether it’s the standard floor model or the stackable model.
Look for steel construction (18-gauge) and double-walled doors, sides, tops and bottoms with 1 1/2″ air space between the walls. they should also have vents with 2″ threaded fittings, fire baffles and caps. They should have a 2″ raised leak-proof door seal, and have a high gloss powder finish in safety yellow –with red warning labels.
And of course, make sure they’re certified to meet OSHA and NFPA Code 30 requirements.