About Hazmat Storage Buildings
Whether you believe it or not, there are 4 categories used for storing hazmat cabinets from paints and inks, flammables, corrosives and acids as well as pesticides. 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. Most of the time, the sizes from 12 gallons and up have at least an adjustable shelf. Obviously, bigger cabinets have more shelves in its storage. The beauty about these safety cabinets is that they’re made from 18 gauge welded steel. They also have 1 1/2 inches of insulation, which is intentionally made in order to prevent 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. Now the latter has fusible link that is melts by the time the temperature reaches 165 degrees which allows the door to close automatically if there is an emergency. Flammable storage cabinets are painted in yellow, ink storage and paint storage on the other hand are painted red while corrosive and acid storage come in blue colors and lastly, pesticides are in green.
Yet another type of storage cabinet known is the cylinders which come in 2 basic types of it and what most the public know is the one used in gas grills. The second style of it is a lot taller and thinner tank. Also to accommodate the taller and thinner tanks, there are vertical cabinets that have a range of 5 to 20 cylinders. Horizontal cabinets on the other hand are for smaller tanks which has a capacity range of 4 to 16 tanks. These cabinets generally are painted in yellow but for horizontal cabinets, it usually are in plain aluminum.
The hazardous materials cabinet comes straight from manufacturers and all cabinets they make have the markings required to create safety cabinets. Always take into account of the safety of your warehouse and employees as well before choosing one. 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.