The correct flammable storage products are important because of the explosive nature and hazardous risk associated with flammable products that are being stored. A resulting fire can possibly cause extensive damage to buildings and risk the life of many employees.
Safety storage containers, cans, safety cabinets, and storage lockers all have special design features to safely store flammable liquids and solids. The OSHA and NFPA safety flammable storage standards and regulations list specific rules and best practices for storing flammable goods. Employers must ensure that correct flammable storage facilities are available when using gasoline, oil, propane and other flammable chemicals.
Key features to look for in a safety storage cabinet would include:
- Doors without sharp edges with weld and/or rivets
- Shelves that shed fluids to back of the safety storage cabinet
- Fail safe closing mechanism, 3 point latch
- Adjustable leveling feet
- Vents with built in flame arrestors
- Liquid tight containment sump to catch spilt liquids
- Built in grounding connector
- Doubled walled with 1 1/2inch airspace
- Safety storage cabinet must have a "flammable- Keep fire away" legend
All Safety Products detailed information that can assist you in selecting the correct safety flammable storage to ensure OSHA and ANSI compliance.
- Class I Combustible Liquid: any liquid having a flashpoint below 100° F (37.8°C)
- Class II Combustible Liquid: any liquid having a flashpoint above 100° F (37.8°C)
- Class III Combustible LiquiD: Any liquids having flashpoints above 140°F (60°C)
- NFPA 58 for LPG storage locker
- NFPA code 30 storage locker
- OSHA 1910.110 storage locker