Do you have to store flammable liquids? Read on to discover the key to preventing industrial fires.
It’s well-known that improper storage is the leading cause of fire in industrial facilities. The good news is that knowing this makes fire easy to prevent. All you need to do is store flammable liquids properly. But what does that mean?
It means that they must be stored in approved fireproof safety cabinets.
Why fireproof? Because the flammable liquids will feed a fire and can easily lead to explosions. In order to prevent that, they need to be safely kept away from any source of fire.
When you’re shopping for your fireproof storage cabinets, be sure to check that they actually meet OSHA requirements and the applicable regulations of the Uniform Fire code.
Fortunately, it’s easy to comply with any of those regulations as long as you shop with a reputable safety equipment supplier,
And be sure to check for the usual key features, such as 18 gauge steel construction, double doors and walls, and air space between the walls for insulation, among other things.
Any fireproof safety cabinets must be made out of 18 gauge steel at least. The doors, as well as the sides, and also top and bottom need to be double-walled, and there must be 1 ½” air space between walls for extra insulation as well as leak proof door seals.
Other features to look for are vents, which in turns should have 2″ threaded fittings, along with fire baffles and caps. An easy-to-clean safety yellow high gloss powder finish with big red warning labels and a grounding attachment are also desirable.