About Hazmat Storage Buildings
The paints and inks, flammables, corrosives and acids as well as pesticides are the four categories being used for hazmat storage. All the cabinets made are designed primarily to keep every material safe and to meet OSHA guidelines at the same time.
All hazmat storage cabinets have same NFPA or flammable storage and OSHA codes where applicable in the design. Not only that, these cabinets are available in different sizing ranging from 4 up to 90 gallon capacity and even 2 55 gallon drums. In most instances, there is a built-in adjustable shelf for sizes ranging up to 12 gallons. Of course, the bigger the cabinet, the more the shelves that it will have. The beauty about these safety cabinets is that they’re made from 18 gauge welded steel. In addition to that it comes with 1 1/2 inches of insulation which purpose is to avoid the buildup of unstable temperature.
Bottom part of the cabinet comes with 2 inch lip as well to avoid leaks spilling on floor. Cabinets offer 2 options in doors and this is the manual closing which the user needs to close the door manually in emergency situations and the other is self closing type of door. In the latter, it comes with fusible link that is melting at 165 degrees which makes the door close automatically in times of emergency. Flammable storage cabinets are painted in yellow, acid as well as corrosive storage in blue, pesticides are in green, while the ink and the paint storage are in red.
Another storage cabinet is meant for cylinders and there are 2 types of it as well; one is what most of us are used which is often used in gas grill. The other style is taller and thinner tank. Then again, there are the vertical cabinets which are meant for taller and thinner tanks which have variable capacity ranging from 5 to 20 cylinders. Horizontal cabinets on the other hand are for smaller tanks which has a capacity range of 4 to 16 tanks. More often than not, yellow is the color used in painting these cabinets but horizontal cabinets however are in plain aluminum.
All the hazmat cabinets come from directly from the manufacturers and all have required markings for safety cabinets. When choosing one, always take into account of the safety and security of your staffs and property. So if you have any hazardous material needed to be stored securely, be sure that you’re using the right storage cabinet for it. Factor this into your operations to guarantee that there’s safety environment for everyone.