Case study: Storing Acetone

When professional nail product distributor, Pure Nails, was looking for a storage solution for safely storing Acetone within their factory before it was forwarded for onward distribution, they turned to Chemstore UK.

As Acetone is highly flammable it needed to be housed in a 90minute fire rated structure but it also needed to be easily accessible so orders could be fulfilled quickly and efficiently.

Following a site visit from Account Manager, Stephen Mansell, Chemstore UK proposed a bespoke Firevault unit which measured 14m long and, rather than housing standard pallet racking, incorporated front and back access for easy loading and unloading of boxes.

Stephen Mansell explains: “The Acetone remains within its manufactured sealed containers during the time that Pure Nails handles it so it is unlikely to be the source of a fire, but due to Acetone’s highly flammable nature, it was essential to keep it protected from potential fires started elsewhere within the premises.¬† The bespoke Firevault was the perfect solution because it ensured when storing Acetone the product could be protected from fire without hindering the company’s operations.”

Nathan Palmer, Head of Operations, Pure Nails comments: “From their first site visit through to the design and approval of the Firevault to it arriving and being installed in great condition onsite, we were very impressed with both the product and service provided by Chemstore UK.

“Getting the unit into the factory was really impressive. I would definitely recommend using them.”






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Transport Industry

Customer Issue:

London Underground based in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire approached Chemstore to supply storage for 4 No. sites.

The units would be required to store track maintenance equipment and chemicals on site. The units would be needed at the Rickmansworth, Neasden, Edgware Road and Ruislip London Underground depots.

London Underground needed a storage solution which would enable compliance with HSE & Government legislation for the storage of flammable liquids and Hazardous Chemicals.


Kevin Mitchell, our UK design engineer, helped to develop a design that enabled the client to successfully store highly flammable liquid drums within a Zone I atmosphere. This was achieved by incorporating the following: –

(All electrical items are fully ATEX rated for use within a Zone I flammable atmosphere.)
– Light fittings and switches
– Anti-static management systems
– Forced ventilation units.
– Heaters
– LED Energy saving flood lights
– Fire detection

The Firevault store was manufactured with a fully certified secondary containment bund and certified 90 minute fire rated cladding throughout.

The stores fit for purpose design has ensured the client is now storing its hazardous chemicals in a fully compliant fire rated enclosure. The Firevault design has enabled the customer to reduce risk, liability and downtime in its process.

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