HazMat Chemical Storage Buildings| Codes & Compliance

 

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Hazardous chemical storage is an incredibly heavily regulated industry,incorporating the laws and regulations of many government agencies and corporate entities. In order for a building to be legally labelled as “Hazmat Certified,” there are many criteria that must be met.

Securall Hazmat Buildings are designed for outdoor storage with 55 gallon drum encasement containing flammable or combustible liquids. The outer wall of the unit is manufactured with welded 16 or 12 gauge steel. Inner walls are constructed of 20 gauge steel. The buildings come standard with a commercial grade lockset handle, and 3” airspace through the unit.

All models are National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) Code 30 compliant. NFPA Code 30 is the national standard for the regulation of flammable, and combustible liquids. Units are also in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations with special consideration to part 1910, “Regulations for Hazardous Material Building Storage.” As well as being NFPA and OSHA compliant, Securall Hazmat Buildings also comply with all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocol.

Securall Fire-Rated Storage Buildings carry the Factory Mutual System Approval label. Factory Mutual Global offers world wide industrial and commercial production certification and testing services via FM Approvals. In order to receive FM Approval, a building must be examined and analyzed to be certain building construction is performed to evaluate:

  • the suitability of the building;
  • proper operation and performance of the building as specified by the manufacturer and requirements of FM Approvals; and, as far as practical,
  • durability and reliability of the building itself.

The FM testing of the wall and roof is performed by Intertek Testing Laboratories.

In addition to being compliant with the previous codes and regulations, Securall also meets Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) requirements for closed shipping vessels with a liquid capacity from 450 L to 3,000 L (119-793 gallons).

Securall Buildings also meet UL Fire Resistance Ratings classification criteria.

Hazmat Chemical Storage Buildings meet the following qualifications;

  • Natural convection air vents. (OSHA, FM 6049, IBC)
  • Explosion relief panels (IBC, FM, NFPA)
  • Static ground connection inside and out (FM, OSHA, NFPA)
  • Forklift channels with anchoring brackets (EPA, IBC)
  • NFPA 704 warning label for hazard rating system with placard holder and protective shield (FM, OSHA, NFPA)
  • Removable galvanized steel safety floor planking (250lb. FM requirement, OSHA 1910, IBC)
  • Leak-tight continuously welded sump meets EPA and OSHA requirements for secondary containment (EPA, OSHA, NFPA, FM, IBC)

 

The Securall Hazmat Chemical Storage Building is available in sizes to fit 2-55 gallon, 4-55 gallon, 6-55 gallon, 9-55 gallon, and 12-55 gallon barrels, and the standard color is gray.

Chemical Storage Lockers and Buildings

 

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Compliance with OSHA regulations and outdoor storage is essential. Get advice and prices on products to meet your requirements.

The Agribusiness industry is faced with its own set of strict regulations and guidelines with it comes to the storage and containment of chemicals that are unique to its needs. Securall offers a line of safety storage buildings especially designed for use in the agriculture industry. These buildings are specially designed to comply with safety regulations when using pesticides, herbicides, and other turf chemicals. Golf courses and nurseries are also prime candidates for these particular types of containment units.

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Securall Fire Rated Storage Buildings carry the Factory Mutual System Approval label, and are FM Approved with regard to wall and roof design. Factory Mutual offers worldwide industrial and commercial product certification and testing services. Testing for FM was completed at Intertek Testing Laboratories. These buildings are also UL Fire Resistance Rated.

 

Lockers and buildings are fire rated dependent upon the proximity of the location of your unit in proximity to any other adjacent buildings or property lines, and are available with;

  • a 2 or 4 hour fire rating upgrade
  • 2 or 4 hour rated wall ratings
  • 1.5 or 3 hour fire ratings.

 

In addition to being FM and UL compliant, Securall meets the regulations as established by the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC). Features of Agri-Chemical Storage Units and Containers include;

  • natural convection air vents (OSHA, FM 6049, IBC)
  • R11 fiberglass insulation in ceiling and walls (IBC)
  • vapor resistant exterior light with photocell (UL, OSHA, IBC)
  • forklift channels with anchoring brackets (EPA, IBC)
  • reflective warning tape marking entry (OSHA 1910, IBC)
  • dust-proof, fluorescent interior light with weatherproof switch (UL, OSHA, IBC)
  • removable galvanized steel safety floor planking (250lb. FM requirement, OSHA 1910, IBC)
  • leak-tight, continuously welded sump (EPA, NFPA, OSHA, FM, IBC)
  • heavy gauge aluminum threshold (IBC)
  • chemical / corrosive / ultraviolet resistant paint

 

Chemical storage lockers and buildings are available in 68.4 cubic feet, 145.1 cf., 211.4 cf., 308.1 cf., 404.7 cf., 524.1 cf., 747.7 cf., 971.3 cf., 1,277.3 cf., 1,418.5 cf., 1865.7 cf., and 2,313 cf.

The Importance of Proper LP Tank & Oxygen Cylinder Storage

The Storage of LP and Oxygen Gas Cylinders

NFPA Approved LP Storage Cabinets
Proper storage of LP tanks is easy when you buy Securall NFPA compliant storage cabinets. Call Toll Free 1-866-867-0306

When it comes to safety and compliance with NFPA and OSHA, it’s best to take the proper steps to ensure the highest degree of safety in your facility to protect employees and buildings.

The storage of LP-Gas is covered by the Liquefied Gas Code (NFPA 58-2008). The NFPA 58 is “the industry benchmark for safe LP-Gas storage, handling, transportation, and use, NFPA 58 mitigates risks and ensures safe installations, to prevent failures, leaks, and tampering that could lead to fires and explosions” (NFPA). It’s important to educate yourself on the differences between flammable liquids and flammable liquefied gases, so to avoid the risk of storing them improperly.

Propane is not a flammable liquid, but rather a flammable liquified gas. The difference is an important one, since leakage from LP-Gas containers results in a rapid evolution of gas. Thus, the storage of propane is restricted in buildings. According to the NFPA, the restrictions include:

Buildings frequented by the public are limited to cylinders with a propane capacity of 1 pound. The total quantity stored is limited to 200 pounds of propane.”

  • Buildings not frequented by the public are limited to a maximum quantity of 300 pounds of propane. The cylinder size is not restricted.”
  • Storage in ‘Special Buildings’, meeting the requirements of Chapter 7 of NFPA 58 is limited to 10,000 pounds of propane.”

Due to their rapid release of gas, propane cannot be stored in containers meant for flammable liquids. Storage units for flammable liquids are designed to protect flammable liquid containers from fire for 10 minutes for safe evacuation. Thus, there are different regulations for protecting you and your employees from these gasses.

Secruall’s Aluminum Gas Cylinder Cabinets* (Models #LP4S, #LP12S, etc), with .125” thick aluminum construction, are designed for outside storage and are resistant to weathering and discoloring. While their outdoor performance is better than painted steel models, their weight (⅓ of painted steel models) also make for cheaper shipping charges. They also follow OSHA SubPart 1910.110 requirements and NFPA 58-113 standards. Vertical models are also available for no additional cost (Models #LP8S-VERTICAL, #LPOGS, etc). Simply add “VERTICAL” to your PO.

No matter which NFPA code you need to meet for compliance in your jurisdiction, you can be confident that the storage cabinet experts at K.L. Security can help you find the best cabinets at the best prices to meet your exact safety compliant needs.

For more information please visit http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/document-information-pages?mode=code&code=58.

*These cabinets are also available in painted steel models.