Do you need to store flammable liquids? Those are extremely dangerous. So if you have them around your facility, you’ll need a flammable liquid storage cabinet.
As you may know, the majority of industrial fires are caused by improper storage of just such flammable liquids.
Since special safety storage cabinets can be bulky, you might be happy to know that flammable liquid storage cabinets are available in various sizes and forms, including in stackable form.
You can place them on top of the basic floor model safety cabinets, for example.
If floor space is at a premium, being able to stack cabinets on top of others can be very helpful. They can even be used on counter tops or work benches.
But just because they’re small, that doesn’t mean you should skimp on quality. They still have to be made to the same high quality standards as regular cabinets.
Just be sure find a reputable dealer for your flammable liquid storage cabinet and check to make sure their wares meet all those specifications. In fact, go ahead and check the OSHA 29 CFR and the Uniform Fire Code 79.202 regulations.
You can and should also check the actual safety features. For example, they should be made out of 18-gauge steel construction.
Check that their doors, sides, top and bottom are double-walled with 1 1/2″ air space between walls, and that they have vents with 2″ threaded fittings, as well as fire baffles and caps.
There are also some seemingly superficial features that are very important. The cabinets should have a high gloss powder finish in safety yellow, something that makes cleaning easy — and will alert everyone to the hazardous nature of the cabinet’s content. Red warning labels will add to that effect.
In addition, they should have grounding attachments for obvious reasons, a 3-point key lock to prevent unauthorized access, and 2″ raised leak proof door seals.
You may want to choose cabinets with legs, which can straddle uneven floors, pipes, wires, and baseboard or floor vents.
And here’s another interesting choice you need to make: Do you want cabinets with manual doors or with self-closing doors?
The key, however, is to insist on high quality. And if any safety cabinets you purchase meet OSHA and UFC regulations, you can be assured that they’ll help keep your facility safe.
There is only one thing left to do: Actually store all your flammable liquids in your flammable liquid storage cabinet!