I’m sure you realize that chemicals stored in your facility can be quite a hazard if they leak, spill, or are exposed to fire. Fortunately, you can greatly increase the level of safety at your facility by simply storing your chemicals in a chemical storage cabinet.
Of course, that’s in addition to making sure they are in appropriate containers in the first place. You still want to add an extra layer of protection. That’s because there’s really no such thing as a completely leak-proof or spill proof container.
So to get that additional layer, simply place those containers inside special chemical storage cabinets. These cabinets are specifically designed for this purpose and hold up to industrial type use and meet the safety standards required by OSHA and UFC.
And here are two major things to consider as you choose the right chemical storage cabinet for your facility.
1) Type of chemicals
The first key to selecting the right storage cabinet is the type of chemical you plan to store inside it. For the most part, stainless steel is the material of choice because it holds up well under fairly high temperatures.
However, corrosive chemicals will eat right through stainless steel. However, they cannot eat through polyethylene, so that’s what storage cabinets for corrosive chemicals as well as pesticides are made of.
2) Amount of chemicals
You also need to select the right size for your new cabinets. They can range from 2 gallons all the way to 120 gallons. Think about the amount of chemicals you need to store — and also about how many different kinds you have. Remember that some chemicals cannot be stored together.
And, of course, your chemical storage cabinet must meet OSHA and NFPA Code 30 requirements. And as long as you shop with a quality vendor, your new chemical storage cabinet will have no trouble meeting those standards — and making your facility a whole lot safer.