Explosive Storage Magazines for Ammunition and Pyrotechics

TYPE 2, 3, AND 4 STORAGE MAGAZINES for Explosives, Fireworks & Pyrotechnics

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Construction of storage containers and magazines meets or exceeds specifications set forth by the ATF CFR 72 and/or DoD

Storage magazines are used in the storage and transportation of both high and low explosives. This brief summary will focus on Type 2, 3, and 4 storage magazines. All of the magazines covered in this summary are rated to store both high and low explosives.

High explosives are materials that will detonate. These include; blasting caps, detonating cord, dynamite, shaped charges, and boosters. Low explosives are materials that deflagrate, producing large volumes of heated gas. These include; black powder, display fireworks, safety fuse igniters, igniter cord, and fuse lighters.

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Type 2 Storage Magazines

Type 2 storage magazines can be used for both indoor and outdoor storage, and can be both mobile and portable. All Type 2 magazines must meet or exceed ATF specifications CFR 555.11. These qualifications for Type 2 magazine as defined by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms state that in order for a Type 2 magazine to be in compliance it must have;

double wall, welded construction with 3” or airspace throughout

  • exterior walls of 10 gauge, formed, Galvanized steel
  • a roof of 16 gauge steel
  • interior wall of ⅜” steel plate
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Type 2, 4 and 4 containers, buildings and portable dayboxes to meet your needs and budget price requirements.

Type 2 magazines are manufactured predominantly for the storage of high explosives. These magazines are made for indoor or outdoor placement. As directed by the ATF, these magazines can not hold more than 50 lbs. of explosive materials. Outdoor Type 2 magazines must be built to bullet resistant design. Type 2 magazines are easily portable, and can be housed most places with a flat surface. These magazines are built for turn-key installation, allowing for easy location.

A prime example of a compliant Type 2 storage magazine is the Securall M200 Explosive Storage Magazine.

Type 3 Storage Magazines

Type 3 magazine storage containers are commonly known in layman’s terms as “Day Boxes.” These magazines are utilized mainly in the transportation of high and low explosives to sites in the field, and are to mean to be attended at all times. Per the ATF, “Explosive materials are not to be left unattended in type 3 magazines and must be removed to type 1 or 2 magazines for unattended magazines.

Magazines meeting the criteria for Type 3 classification must be easily portable. Type 3 magazines can be mounted to a vehicle or trailer, or can be left free standing to be carried by hand. A textbook example of the Type 3 storage magazines it the Securall Type 3 Daybox. Features of the Day Box include;

 

  • 12 gauge steel
  • Interior lined with ½” plywood
  • all spark producing material covered or sealed
  • padlock hasps welded, riveted, or bolted with nuts on the inside
  • finish of 2 part chemical resistant aliphatic polyurethane

Type 4 Storage Magazines

Type 2 storage magazines are designed for the storage of low or high explosives. These magazines are made of steel, and are weather, fire, and theft resistant. Like its type 2 counterparts, a type 4 magazine is made for indoor, outdoor, portable, or mobile use. However, a type 4 magazine can also be used in a permanent location.

An example of an exemplary Type 4 storage magazine is the Securall M400 Explosive Storage Magazine. This magazine comes equipped with many features, including;

 

  • 12 gauge formed outer wall
  • interior lined with ½” plywood sheets
  • 2 hooded hasps for padlocks placed on door to prevent tampering or forced entry
  • Lift lugs

Larger units of type 4 storage magazines are manufactured with I Beam supports running the length of the structure, and the magazines can be drug along surfaces by the end of the I Beams. These magazines can also be equipped with fork channels and casters to make relocation even more simple.

It should also be noted that 1.3G display fireworks (formerly Class B fireworks) that are for aerial display are to be stored in approved storage magazines. Whether these are for pyrotechnics storage or ATF 54 licensed persons requiring day boxes, our full line of fireworks storage containers and solutions are designed to meet your price point and budget.

HazMat Chemical Storage Buildings| Codes & Compliance

 

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Compliance for HazMat storage requires the meeting of several OSHA specs. For complete solutions call 1-866-867-0306 to ensure your needs are met!

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 Definitive List of Firearms Ammunition Manufacturers

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Secure Magazine Storage means that the product Meets or exceeds ATF specs 27 CFR 555.11

In the United States we have a long history of quality ammunition for military and recreational use. These explosives come in a variety of calibers, brands and sizes and are made by several reputable manufacturers here in the USA. Below is our full list of companies whose explosives are typically stored in Type 2, Type 3 or Type 4 storage magazines to ensure safety and ATF approved compliance.

Alliant Techsystems

Arlington, VA

American aerospace, defense, and sporting goods. Manufacturer of ammunition for sport shooting, law enforcement, military, and security outfits. Ammunition sales division is solely regaled to the Vista Outdoor division.

NOTABLE BRANDS

  • Federal Premium
  • Bushnell
  • Savage Arms

BAE Systems Land and Armaments

Multiple locations

A wholly owned subsidiary of BAE Systems Plc. Design, development, and production of ammunition, artillery systems, naval guns, and missile launchers. Largest company of its kind in the world.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • explosives, guidance kits, propellants, demo charges, initiators, pyrotechnics, and warhead for missiles, torpedoes, and depth charge
  • 4.6mm, 5.56mm, 7.62mm small arms ammunition
  • mortars
  • land and sea artillery ammunition

Black Hills Ammunition

Rapid City, SD

Popular among Cowboy Action Shooters due to the manufacturing of ammunition in a number of obsolete calibers

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • .44 Russian
  • .38 Long Colt
  • .44-.40
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No matter the brand of ammunition, proper storage of Ammunition in an ATF Approved Storage Magazine is essential to safety.

CCI (Ammunition)

Lewiston, ID

Also known as Cascade Cartridge Inc., this company is known for the manufacture of rimfire ammunition, centerfire handgun ammunition, and primers for reloaders and industrial power loads. Producer of the 1st Mini-Mag rimfire ammunition in 1963. Developed the Stinger, a hyper velocity .22 long rifle product.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • Velocitor
  • Quickshot

Cor-Bon / Glaser

Sturgis, SD

Founded primarily for the manufacture of ammunition used in African big game hunting.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • .32NAA

Federal Premium Ammunition

Anoka, MN

Subsidiary of Alliant Techsystems. Manufacturer of shotshell, centerfire, and rimfire ammunition. Federal Premium Ammunition’s were used to help the United States to take the gold and silver in sharp shooting in the 1992 Summer Olympics. Extremely popular with law enforcement.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • HydraShok
  • Expanding Full Metal Jacket
  • HST

Hodgdon Powder Company

Kansas, USA

Major distributor of smokeless powder for ammunition industry, as well as those who load their own ammunition by hand. in 2009, Hodgdon Powder Company acquired GEOX Powder, Inc., the only manufacturer of black powder in the USA. Also the manufacturer of Triple Seven, which is a modern substitute for black powder meant for muzzle loaders and antique firearms.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • Pyrodex
  • Triple Seven

Hornady Manufacturing Company

Grand Island, NE

Manufacturer of target shooting ammunition, hunting rounds, and high quality self defense loads. In 1990 the Hornady XTP (Extreme Terminal Performance) won the industry’s Product Award of  Merit from the National Association of Federally Licensed Dealers.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • .17 HMR
  • .17 HM2 rimfire
  • .480 Ruger
  • .204 Ruger
  • .375 Ruger

Jamison International

Sturgis, SD

Caters to African game hunters, cowboy action shooters, and specialty gun builders.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • .25-20 Basic
  • .25-20 Single Shot
  • .256 Newton
  • .280 Remington
  • .338 Lapua Magnum
  • .338 Norma Magnum
  • .351 Self-loader
  • .358 Winchester
  • .357 Chey Tac
  • .416 Rigby
  • .45 Colt
  • .45-60 Winchester
  • .45-70 Winchester
  • .45-110 Sharps
  • .45-120 Sharp
  • .450 Nitro Exp 3 ¼”
  • .450 Nitro Exp #2
  • .450 Rigby
  • .450-400 Nitro Exp 3”
  • .450-400 Nitro Exp 3 ¼”
  • .454 Casull
  • .470 Nitro Exp 3 ¼”
  • .50-95 Sharps
  • .50-95 Winchester
  • .50-110 Winchester
  • .50-140 Sharps
  • .500 Jeffery
  • .500 Nitro Exp 3”
  • .500-416 Nitro Exp 3”
  • .505 Gibbs Magnum
  • .550 Magnum
  • .577 Nitro Exp
  • .577 Snider
  • .577/450 Martini-Henry

Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP)

Independence, MO

Produces 1.4 billion rounds of ammunition per year. This government owned company is responsible for ammunition and weapons testing as the officially designated National and Regional Testing Center for NATO. Largest producer of small arms ammunition for the United States Armed Forces.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • small arms cartridges
  • percussive and electric primer
  • pyrotechnics
  • 5.56mm
  • 7.62mm
  • 9 mm
  • .22 mm
  • .45 caliber
  • .50 calibur

Olin Corporation

Clayton, MO

Manufacturers of ammunition, chlorine, and sodium hydroxide

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

.22 LR

Nosler

Bend, OR

Consists of three divisions. (Nosler, Inc. / Nosler Custom / Nosler Reloading). Manufactures high performance hollow point and soft point bullets. Patented the “Partition Design Bullet”.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • 28 Nosler
  • 26 Nosler

RBCD Performance Plus, Inc.

San Antonio, TX

Specializes in blended metal bullets of varying calibers available only to the US Military
Red Army Standard Ammunition

Delray Beach, FL

Specializes in the distribution of various sizes of cartridges for designs of firearms with foreign origins such as AKM, AK47, and Makarov PM.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • 9x18mm Makarov
  • 7.62x39mm
  • 7.62x39mm HP
  • 7.62x39mm ELITE
  • 7.62x54mm R
  • 5.45x39mm
  • 7.62x25mm Tokarev

Remington Arms

Lonoke, AK (ammunition only)

The USA’s oldest gun manufacturer, this company has developed more cartridges than any other gun maker or ammunition manufacturer in the world.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • Upland Loads
  • Waterfowl Loads
  • Turkey Loads
  • Target Loads
  • Slugs
  • Buckshot
  • Core-Lokt
  • Premier Accutip
  • Premier Accutip V
  • Premier Match
  • Hog Hammer
  • HyperSonic Centerfire
  • Power Level Ammunition
  • 300 AAC Blackout
  • 30 Remington AR
  • Remington Rifle Cartridge
  • Managed Recoil
  • .22 Rimfire
  • Magnum Rimfire
  • Remington ELEY Competition
  • Remington Target
  • Remington HTP
  • Home Defense
  • Golden Saber HPJ
  • Express Handgun Ammunition
  • Rifle Bullets
  • Centerfire Primers
  • Shotshell Primers
  • Kleanbore Muzzleloading Primer
  • UMC Rifle Ammunition
  • Master Blaster System

Sierra Bullets

Sedalia, MO

Manufactures over 175 different kinds of ammunition for precision target shooting, hunting, and defense purposes.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • Blitzking – Varminter
  • GameKing
  • MatchKing
  • Por-Hunter
  • Sports Master
  • Tournament Master

Western Cartridge Company

Alton, IL

A division of Winchester, this company manufactures primers, blasting caps, and rimfire cartridges.

NOTEABLE PRODUCTS

  • .22mm
  • .32mm

 

The Importance of Proper LP Tank & Oxygen Cylinder Storage

The Storage of LP and Oxygen Gas Cylinders

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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.

Outdoor Safety Storage Buildings for OSHA Compliance

Outdoor Safety Storages: Lockers and Buildings

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Let us help you with outdoor OSHA Approved safety storage of flammables, hazmat or combistibles. Call Toll Free 1-866-867-0306

Following OSHA and NFPA regulations for storing hazardous liquids outdoors ensures the safety of employees, your community, and the environment. Further, when done properly, it keeps your company safe from any violation of the law. Securall will help in meeting these standards.

The following are important considerations to make when choosing your outdoor safety storage.

  • Lockers are used to store chemicals not exceeding the control area, while buildings are used to store chemicals exceeding the control area.
  • Classify your chemicals according to hazard.
  • OSHA Approved Outdoor storage buildings & units can be designed to separate incompatible materials.
  • Securall Outdoor Storage units should be placed outside on level ground or a concrete slab.
  • There are various building codes to meet, including: UBC, SBC, UFC, NEC, AND CAC.
  • There are various industry construction standards to meet: NFPA, BOCA, AWS, AISC, ANSI, ASTM, ICC, AND USPC.
  • The are federal regulations to meet, including EPA and OSHA.
  • The floor area should not exceed 1500 square feet.

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Outdoor Storage Lockers and Buildings safely store hazardous materials, flammables, pesticides, herbicides, and other agri-chemicals. To prevent leaking and contamination, Securall safety products are equipped with a sump area. The capacity of the sump ultimately determines the storage capacity. OSHA requires sump capacity to contain 25% of the total holding capacity or 100% of the largest container (whatever is greater). Securall has standards sizes or custom-design options to meet these requirements.

Securall Outdoor storage is approved for the storage of flammable and combustible liquids (except the storage of Class 1A and the dispensing of Class 1A and 1B Flammable Liquids). Explosion Relief, which is found in Securall Haz-mat storage units, is required for storing and dispensing Class 1A and 1B Flammable Liquids.

For additional information regulating the proper application of storing flammables, please visit www.osha.gov or www.nfpa.org

Selecting the Best Safety Storage Cabinet for Combustibles & Flammable Liquids

Are you struggling with how to properly store flammable liquids or combustibles in an OSHA approved storage cabinet?

We help clients choose the best cabinets at the best prices to meet OSHA compliance, Call Toll Free 1-866-867-0306 today.

 

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Flammables, Liquids and Classifications for Storage Requirements

A flammable liquid is any liquid with a flash point below 100℉ (37.8℃) or higher, making up 99 percent of the total volume of the mixture. These liquids fall under Class I.

Class IA flammables are liquids with a flash point below 73℉ (22.8℃) ; boiling point below 100℉ (37.8℃). Examples include: acetaldehyde, butyne, chloropropylene, dimethyl sulfide, ethyl chloride, ethyl ether.

  • Class IB flammables are liquids with a flash point below 73℉ (22.8℃) ; boiling point at or above 100℉ (37.8℃). Examples include: acetone, benzene, carbon disulfide, ethyl alcohol, ethyl acetate, gasoline, hexane, isopropanol, methanol, toluene.
  • Class IC flammables are liquids with a flash point at or above 73℉ (22.8℃), but less than 100℉ (37.8℃). Examples include:  amyl alcohol, butyl alcohol, isobutyl alcohol, methyl isobutyl ketone, styrene, turpentine, xylene.

Combustibles and Combustible Storage Cabinets

A combustible liquid is any liquid with a flash point at or above 100ºF (37.8ºC). Combustible liquids are broken into two classes: Class II and Class III.

Class II combustibles are liquids with a flash point at or above 100℉ (37.8℃), but less than 140℉ (60℃). This does not include any mixture having components with flash points of 200ºF (93.3ºC) or more with a volume making up 99 percent or more of the total volume of the mixture. Examples include: No. 1, 2 and 3 fuel oils, kerosene, and hexyl alcohol.

Class III liquids is any liquid with flash points at or above 140ºF (60ºC) and are broken into two subclasses.

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Class IIIA combustibles are liquids with a flash point at or above 140℉ (60℃), but less than 200℉ (93℃). This does not include any mixture having components with flash points of 200ºF (93.3ºC) or more with the total volume making up 99 percent or more of the total volume of the mixture.  Examples include: aniline, benzaldehyde, butyl cellosolve, nitrobenzene and pine oil.

  • Class IIIB combustibles are liquids with a flash point at or above 200℉ (93℃). Examples include: animal oils; ethylene glycol; glycerine; lubricating, quenching, and transformer oils; triethanolamine; benzyl alcohol; hydraulic fluids and vegetable oils.

There are several things to consider when storing flammable and combustible liquids.

In a single cabinet, a maximum of 120 gallons of Class I, Class II, and Class IIIA liquids can be stored.

  • In a single fire area, there cannot be more than 3 cabinets.
  • In a single fire are, additional cabinets are limited to groups no larger than 3 with 100ft of separation between groups
  • In any one group, the maximum number of cabinets can increase to 6 if stored in an Industrial Occupancy Facility equipped with an automatic sprinkler system meeting NFPA 13 standards.

Securall Storage Cabinets provide several features to ensure safety.

  • 3-point, non-sparking button latch rod system
  • leveling legs that level cabinet, ensuring closure every time
  • models with self-close doors have Fusible Links to hold doors open (in case of a fire, the links will melt at 165F, automatically closing the doors)

Flammable storage cabinets from Securall are OSHA approved and designed to meet NFPA Code 30 standards. Whether you need to store cans of gasoline or kerosene or are required to protect employees from the danger of explosion hazards, Securall has a large selection of models and sizes to store flammable cans (Models #A30, #A305, #A145, etc.) or drums (Models #V260, #V1110, #H160, etc.).

OSHA Compliance & Storage Cabinet Requirements

OSHA Compliance and Safety Cabinets: Your Responsibilities  

Are you struggling with how to properly store flammable liquids in an OSHA approved storage cabinet?

The “Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970” (Public Law 91-596) was passed to ensure workers are not killed or seriously harmed at work. The law requires workspaces to be free of any known danger, including safety from dangerous liquids. The Act outlines the duties of employers and the penalties for failing to address such duties.

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Storage & Safety Cabinets for OSHA Compliance can be complicated, call our expert team at 1-866-867-0306 for assistance.

Section 5 states the duties of the employer. Each employer:

  1. “shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees”
  2. “shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act.”

Further, (29 USC 654), “Each employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to this Act which are applicable to his own actions and conduct”

Section 17 of the Act outlines the penalties of failing to address the act: “Any employer who willfully or repeatedly violates the requirements of section 5 of this Act, any standard, rule, or order promulgated pursuant to section 6 of this Act, or regulations prescribed pursuant to this Act, may be assessed a civil penalty of not more than $70,000 for each violation, but not less than $5,000 for each willful violation.”

The OSHA, NFPA, and FM too have regulations for storing flammable liquids.

The Solutions

Flammable Storage Units (OSHA 1910)

A flammable liquid is any liquid with a flash point below 100℉ (37.8℃) or higher, making up 99 percent of the total volume of the mixture. Measuring flash point is important because it is directly related to a liquid’s volatility, and vapor is a key factor in determining fire hazardness. Generally, liquids with low flash points display a rapid rate of flame. Flammable liquids are Class I liquids and are divided into 3 subclasses.

Class IA flammables are liquids with a flash point below 73℉ (22.8℃) ; boiling point below 100℉ (37.8℃).

  • Class IB flammables are liquids with a flash point below 73℉ (22.8℃) ; boiling point at or above 100℉ (37.8℃).
  • Class IC flammables are liquids with a flash point at or above 73℉ (22.8℃), but less than 100℉ (37.8℃).

A combustible liquid is any liquid with a flash point at or above 100ºF (37.8ºC). Combustible liquids are broken into two classes: Class II and Class III.

Class II combustibles are liquids with a flash point at or above 100℉ (37.8℃), but less than 140℉ (60℃). This does not include any mixture having components with flash points of 200ºF (93.3ºC) or more with the total volume making up 99 percent or more of the total volume of the mixture

Class III liquids is any liquid with flash points at or above 140ºF (60ºC) and are broken into two subclasses.

Class IIIA combustibles are liquids with a flash point at or above 140℉ (60℃), but less than 200℉ (93℃). This does not include any mixture having components with flash points of 200ºF (93.3ºC) or more with the total volume making up 99 percent or more of the total volume of the mixture.

  • Class IIIB combustibles are liquids with a flash point at or above 200℉ (93℃).

Characteristics of an OSHA Compliant Cabinet (OSHA 1910, NFPA 30, FM 6050)

There are important features to consider with choosing a storage unit to meet regulations. These include:

Reinforced 18-gauge construction

  • Top, bottom, sides, back and doors with double wall construction and 1 1/2” airspace
  • Leak proof sill 2” deep
  • Two vents with flash arrestors
  • Non-sparking, 3-point self-latching doors
  • Adjustable leveling legs
  • Locking handle
  • Static grounding bolt OSHA compliant
  • Large Warning Label

As an employer, it is important to be knowledgeable of safety regulations and the best ways to store your flammable liquids. For more information on the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and OSHA guidelines, visit osha.gov.

Choosing a Safety Cabinet for Flammable and Combustible Liquids

There are number of Securall Safety Storage Cabinets that ensure flammable liquids are organized and stored safely, limiting employee exposure. If not stored correctly, hazardous liquids can cause explosion, release of pressure, fire, reactivity, overexposure, or environmental contamination. Understanding the NFPA’s Flammable and Combustible Classes helps you properly meet your storage needs, avoiding harm or breaking the law.

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