Flammable and combustible liquid storage

• The storage of flammable and combustible liquids in a laboratory, shop, or building area must be kept to the minimum needed for research and operations.

• When large quantities of flammable liquids are present in a laboratory, they must be stored in a flammable liquid storage cabinet.

• Flammable-liquids storage cabinets are not intended for the storage of highly toxic materials, acids, bases, compressed gases, or pyrolytic chemicals.

Cabinets for Flammable Liquid Storage by Chemstore:
• The Chemstore Flammable Liquid Storage Cabinets are designed for the safe storage of flammable liquid containers. These highly visible and durable yellow powder-coated cabinets feature a red "Flammable-Keep Fire Away" warning on the front doors.

• These storage cabinets are constructed of double-walled, 18-gauge steel with a 1 1/2-inch (3.8 cm) insulating air barrier.

• Features include piano hinges, a three-point lock with handle, dual vents with flash arrestors, a 2-inch (5 cm) raised, leakproof door sill to contain spills, and four leveling legs.

Four brackets support each adjustable shelf. Each shelf can support up to 350 lbs (160 kg) of load.

Safety Practices for Flammable Liquid Storage Cabinets
• Do not store paper, cardboard, or other combustible packaging materials in a flammable liquid storage cabinet.

• Store only compatible materials inside the cabinet.

• No more than 60 gallons (227 liters) of Class 1 flammable liquids (flash point below 100°F) or Class II combustible liquids (flash point between 100°F and 140°F) may be stored in a flammable liquid storage cabinet.

• No more than 120 gallons (454 liters) of Class III combustible liquids (flash points between 140°F and 200°F) may be stored in a flammable liquid storage cabinet.

• It is not recommended for the storage of phenol, nitric acid, or sulfuric acid.
Advantages of Flammable Liquid Cabinets

• better control of flammables, thus eliminating the problem of careless open storage of small containers;

• provides a secure means of storage for a short period of time.By placing cabinets in or near work areas, this is a secure method of storage. It reduces the frequency of trips to the drum storage or dispensing facility.