Correctly storing your flammable and combustible liquids is the best way to ensure safety. It is not just your obligation to keep your workplace and employees safe, proper storage of flammable liquids can improve productivity while reducing the risk of fire and explosion. at the workplace.
Placing these materials in the same secure location means your employees know exactly where to put them, and also ensure that these potentially hazardous substances are stored as securely as possible to prevent a potential fire.
When to Use a Flammable Goods Storage Cabinet
These safety cabinets are suitable for storing flammable or combustible liquids, as defined by both the United Nations criteria and the Australian Dangerous Goods Code.
This includes flammable liquids such as gasoline, thinners, paints, solvents, kerosene, turpentine, white spirits, alcohol and ethanol. In addition, they may contain flammable liquids including diesel, linseed oil, and pine oil.
Be aware that flammable cabinets are not suitable for storing pressurised gas cylinders.
What Can Be Stored in a Flammable Cabinet?
When it comes to what you should store in a flammable cabinet, these are some examples of the outlined Class 3 Flammable liquids:
· Methylated Spirits
· Mineral Spirits (Paint Thinners)
What Shouldn’t Be Stored in a Flammable Cabinet?
To put it simply, substances not classified as Class 3 Flammable Liquids must not be stored in Flammable Liquids as mixing incompatible dangerous goods will cause a violent chemical reaction.
These substances must be separated from flammable liquids by a specific distance as detailed in the Dangerous Goods Separation Table, or stored in a separate cabinet:
These substances include: Class 1 explosives, Class 2 gases, Class 5.1 oxidising agents, Class 6 toxic Substances, Class 8 corrosive substances and more.
All of these substances are incompatible with flammable liquids and must be kept separate at all times.
Flammable cabinets, like any dangerous goods storage solution, are specifically designed and engineered to meet the requirements of Australian standards. Therefore, you should always store your chemicals in cabinets specifically designed for this group of dangerous goods.
Spill Station: Exceptional Flammable Cabinets
Spill Station is Australia’s leading industry safety supplier. Operating for over 30 years, they are the trusted source of safety for both government businesses and private businesses all over Australia.
They stock a range of flammable cabinets to suit your individual flammable liquid storage needs. From single to double door units, to ones with shelves or rollers, they have the best options on the market.
Some of the features within their Justrite range include:
· Cabinets that fully comply with relevant Australian standards.
· Cabinets that have correct placarding in accordance with Australian standards.
· Durable, resistant powder coat finish that minimises corrosion and humidity.
· Three-point locking systems with a fail-safe closing mechanism.
· Full-length piano hinges that offer unit durability and additional security for the liquids.
· Adjustable shelving with a design that allows for ventilation and spill collection.
· A deep sump to collect spills or leaks.
· A self-closing mechanism within the roof, providing greater storage.
· 10-year limited warranty.
· Fire tested and approved by international FM Laboratories.
Spill Station stocks: flammable cabinets, toxic cabinets, corrosive cabinets, emergency information and outdoor DG storage.
For your flammable liquid storage cabinet needs in Australia, look to Spill Station and Buy Now!