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Electrovault

Over two billion Lithium ion cells are produced every year, but major safety concerns surround battery storage, quarantine procedures, transport/disposal of damaged batteries and thermal runaway. During a thermal runaway, the high heat created by the failing cell can develop to the next cell, causing it to also become thermally unstable. A battery pack can be destroyed within minutes or last for hours as each cell runs away.  An irreversible thermal event in a lithium-ion battery can be initiated in several ways, by spontaneous internal or external short-circuit, overcharging, external heating or fire or even mechanical abuse.

During a thermal runaway hydrogen fluoride HF, phosphorus pentafluoride (PF5) and phosphoryl fluoride (POF3) are released, studies have shown that using water as a fire suppressant may also increase the formation of HF.

Our Electrovault storage units are made to comply with RC61 guidelines for Battery storage and can be tailored to suit your specification, whether that is:

  • Atex Rated Temperature control
  • Atex Rated Humidity Control
  • Atex Rated Gas detection systems
  • Fire Suppression Systems
  • Fire Rated  (including all Atex internal electrical components where required)
  • Atex Lighting
  • Remote monitoring systems
  • FIFO control operations
  • LIFO control operations
  • Fire rated and segregated Quarantine areas
  • Restricted access control
  • Fully automated extraction systems

Trust in our reputation for developing and delivering market-leading products and services for hazardous materials handling.

Improving the level of safety in your workplace is where our work begins. From there, we’ll help you reduce your risk, liability and downtime, and therefore increase productivity. Plus, we’ll take you beyond the legal standards for Health & Safety and Corporate Social Responsibility, with products and services that are also designed to exceed your performance expectations.

Chemical Warehouses

Here at Chemstore we listen to our clients requirements and design bespoke storage solutions to suit your needs.

Our Chemical warehouses are made to comply with HSG71 guidelines and can be tailored to suit your specification needs, whether that is:

  • Temperature control (Cold stores, ambient or hot rooms)
  • Fire Suppression Systems (Gas, Foam, Water or specific compatible media)
  • Fire Rated  (including all Atex internal electrical components where required)
  • Lighting
  • Remote monitoring
  • FIFO control operations
  • LIFO control operations
  • Quarantines areas
  • Restricted access control
  • CCTV
  • Clean room areas
  • Mobile Laboratory systems
  • Fully automated extraction systems
  • Fully bunded segregation of chemicals

Trust in our reputation for developing and delivering market-leading products and services for hazardous materials handling.

Improving the level of safety in your workplace is where our work begins. From there, we’ll help you reduce your risk, liability and downtime, and therefore increase productivity. Plus, we’ll take you beyond the legal standards for Health & Safety and Corporate Social Responsibility, with products and services that are also designed to exceed your performance expectations.

Here are just a few examples of what makes Chemstore stand out from the crowd:

Full design service

Find out how a tailor-made solution could work for you. Discuss your specific site requirements with us and we’ll engineer a bespoke proposal that slots right in with your needs.

Fast turnaround

Your deadlines are our priority. We manufacture to strict, in-house quality guidelines and can deliver to suit your deadlines. Plus, our experienced steel fabricators operate to the highest possible standards of excellence.

Quality you can count on

You’ll benefit from a 10 year structural guarantee on most products.

Firevault – Walk In Fire Rated Stores

Walk In Fire Rated Stores Stores

The FireVault storage module provides the highest level of safety instantly for the secure storage of all flammable materials. All areas of industry currently employ flammables in their processes from petroleum products to industrial chemicals.


Manufactured to the highest standards utilising only those fireproofing materials, which have been tested to BS 476, part 22, FireVault Stores comply with all relevant Health & Safety Regulations, Insurance requirements and environmental standards such as IS310, ISO 14001, EMAS and IPC licensing.


Standard features include, full width spillage collection sumps, up to 5 hour fire rated composite wall panels, insulated self-closing doors, intumescent ventilation panels, fixed shelving, anti-static grounding connections, fully welded, leak tested bunds, galvanized grid mesh floors. A range of optional extras are also available for the Firevault units including ex-rated electrical fittings.         


All Firevault units are delivered to site fully assembled and ready for immediate use. No special site works are required and at any future time, they can easily be relocated by forklift truck or crane, thereby offering excellent flexibility.
The most common Firevaults are the Walk In Stores used for small container storage (25L cans, Winchesters etc) and feature:

  • 1, 2 or 4 hour fire rated cladding fitted on all sides.
  • Firevaults are designed in accordance with EN–14470-1 European Regulations
  • Self-closing door mechanisms and internally overriding door locks fitted to all units
  • Fire-rated intumescent air vents fitted at high and low level to ensure excellent natural airflow
  • Fire rated door seals fitted throughout
  • Electrostatic management system installed to prevent static sparking from igniting flammable vapours
  • All electrical equipment fully ATEX rated and installed by a Compex certified engineer
  • Forced extraction system available
  • Constructed from fully welded steel box section throughout
  • Fully welded and leak tested bunding underneath floor level
  • Single or double access doors available
  • Fixed or adjustable shelving fitted
Firevault – Fire Rated Drum & IBC Store

Mat Mitchell spoke to us after receiving a bespoke Firevault – fire rated drum & ibc store on site in the UK .

“After consulting with various suppliers, Chemstore was the only company who could provide us with the required solution” Mat Mitchell Technology Supplies Ltd. – 

Fire Rated Stores for: Drums, IBC’s & pallets of flammable materials.

FireVault units are fully modular and can be easily relocated by forkturck or Hi-AB Crane

All Firevault units are delivered to site fully assembled and ready for immediate use with no site work required.
Firevault Multi Pallet Stores feature:

  • 1, 2 or 4 hour fire rated cladding fitted on all sides.
  • Firevaults are designed in accordance with EN, DIN & BS standards.
  • FireVault wall panels are tested to IMO FTP A60 standard
  • Self-closing door mechanisms and internally overriding door locks fitted to all units
  • Fire-rated intumescent air vents fitted at high and low level to ensure excellent natural airflow
  • Fire rated door seals fitted throughout
  • Electrostatic management system installed to prevent static sparking from igniting flammable vapours
  • All electrical equipment fully ATEX rated and installed by a Compex certified engineer.
  • Forced extraction systems available
  • Constructed from fully welded steel box section throughout
  • Fully welded and leak tested bunding underneath floor level
  • Single or double access doors available
  • Fixed or adjustable shelving fitted

See table below for our range of sizes below 

Firevault – Fire Rated Critical Equipment Enclosure

Fire Rated Critical Equipment Enclosure

With over 24 years experience in the design manufacture and implementation of safety storage systems for hazardous materials, We know from speaking to our clients that the most prevalent risk has always been in the storage of flammables. What also must be considered is the protection of valuable equipment. The Firevault can employed as a Fire rated critical equipment enclosure. Whether it be the HSE, EPA or even company insurers carrying out assessments on your site it will always be the risk of fire that is given the highest priority. The Firevault enables you to obtain the highest level of safety and protection when storing flammable materials or protecting your most valuable assets on on site.

Firevault units can be manufactured to suit bespoke site specific requirements.

  • Pallet stores
  • Walk In stores
  • Small container stores
  • Combination stores
  • Lighting
  • Heating
  • Power outlet sockets
  • Electrostatic management systems
  • Forced extraction systems
  • Extraction airflow alarms
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Smoke / fire detection systems
  • Fume scrubbing systems
S90.196.120 (WDAS) – 90 Minute Flammables Storage Cabinet

The asecos range of Cabinets are a renowned standard of quality employed throughout a full range of industries in the UK.

  • Robust construction and longevity: triple hinged door, body made of powder-coated sheet steel, safety elements assembled outside the cabinet for increased protection against corrosion
  • User-friendly and safe (model .WDAS): door open arrest system, convenient and safe removal or storage of containers
  • No unauthorised use: doors lockable with profile cylinder (integration in an existing _locking system possible)
  • Easy alignment: adjusting aids to compensate for uneven floor
  • Ventilation: integrated air ducts ready for connection (DN_75) to a technical exhaust system

 

Dimensions: External 1,196W x 616D x 1,968H (mm)

Cabinet Weight: 420Kg

Loading: 75Kg evenly distributed load per shelf.

Storage: 3 No. adjustable shelves and 1 no. bottom collecting sump with perforated insert.

Spillage Collection: 33 L Leak tested, welded steel, liquid collection sump in base.

Access:                       Twin hinged wing doors

Finish:                         Chemical resistant powder coat finish (Yellow)

 

 

V Line V90.196.081.VDAC 90 Minute Fire Rated Cabinet

The asecos range of Fire Rated Cabinet are a renowned standard of quality employed throughout a full range of industries in the UK.

90 minutes fire-resistant V90

Fire Rated Cabinet Features:

  • Robust construction and longevity: stable, high quality and scratch proof cabinet body with powder-coated surface
  • Electronic opening and closing: the vertical drawer opens and closes at the push of a button
  • Perfect access: the vertical drawer provides an overview and simple access to the stored containers
  • Always closed: standard serial closing after approx. 60 seconds with visual and acoustic signal for drawer closure
  • No unauthorised use: vertical drawer lockable with cylinder lock (integration in an existing locking system possible) and locking state indicator (red/green)
  • Easy alignment: adjusting aids to compensate for uneven floor
  • Supply and exhaust ventilation: integrated air ducts ready for connection (DN 75) to an exhaust system

 

Dimensions : External 819W x 863D x 1,966H (mm)

Cabinet Weight: 344 Kg

Loading: 50 Kg evenly distributed load per shelf.

Storage:  5 No. shelves and 1 no. bottom collecting sump with perforated insert.

Spillage Collection: 12.5 L Leak tested, welded steel, liquid collection sump in base.

Access: 2 No. Electric opening slide-out doors

Finish: Chemical resistant powder coat finish

 

 

XL90.222.155.WDAS 90 Minute Fire Rated Cabinet

The asecos range of Fire Rated Cabinet are a renowned standard of quality employed throughout a full range of industries in the UK.

90 minutes fire-resistant

Fire Rated Cabinet Features:

W x D x H (mm): 1555W X 1018D X 2224H (mm)

  • User-friendly and safe: door open arrest system (standard), convenient and safe removal or storage of containers
  • No unauthorised use: doors lockable with cylinder lock
  • Internal flexibility: transport base (optional) for safe and easy in-house transport
  • Ventilation: integrated air ducts ready for connection (DN75) to a technical exhaust system
  • Safety while decanting: end-to-end earthing link at the rear panel, inside with earthing wires incl. clamp

Cabinets certified to:

  • EN 14470-1
  • FM 6050
  • EN 14727
  • GS-Mark  CE

Cabinet Weight: 1,150 Kg

Storage: 1 No. adjustable shelf and 1 no. bottom collecting sump with perforated insert.

Spillage Collection: 225 L Leak tested, welded steel, liquid collection sump in base. 

Access: Twin hinged wing doors

Finish: Chemical resistant powder coat finish

The asecos range of cabinets for internal storage of hazardous materials are a market leading innovative solutions. Chemstore are the preferred supplier for asecos in Ireland and the UK.

Firevault – DNV GL 2.7-2 Certified module

Firevault DNV GL 2.7-2 Certified modules, comply and conform to all health and safety regulations and are manufactured for use in Zone 1 and Zone 2 hazardous areas.

Key applications include:

Safe and secure storage for hazardous materials, petroleum products, solvents, paints, adhesives, lubricants and chemicals.

  • Critical equipment protection enclosure.
  • Suitable for storage of fire and chemical suits, breathing apparatus, personnel protective equipment, emergency recovery equipment, dry suits and critical items.
  • Remote changing facilities for emergency response personnel.
  • Stand alone laboratory modules or process units.

Download our PDF on the DNV unit here:

Firevault – Organic Peroxide Storage

Stainless Steel Construction

Typically, chemical stores would be fabricated from mild steel which is then over-painted with a 2-part or 3-part industrial paint system. Standard units would also have exposed galvanized grid decking onto which the pallets would rest – these are unpainted and therefore expose the mild steel to the chemicals stored – in this case Organic Peroxide.

When designing an organic peroxide store a Grade 316 stainless steel finish is required, in all locations that could come into contact with the Peroxide. This includes the storage areas, the spillage retention bunds and the fire water retention tank.

The relevant HSE Guidance reference is called: –

 CS21 – The Storage and Handling of Organic Peroxides. – Download it here

This is written, specifically to cover the

“… handling and storage of organic peroxides at customer or user sites.”

It clearly details the hazards associated with exposing such chemicals to mild/carbon steel: –

“… commercially available organic peroxides are capable of self heating and runaway decomposition. Initiation is by heating or contamination with, for example, transition metal compounds (particularly those of vanadium, chromium, manganese, iron and cobalt) amines, strong acids and alkalis.”

 Furthermore, para 28, when discussing the handling of organic peroxides, states that: –

“… All containers and equipment which come into contact with peroxides must be compatible. Suitable materials include glass, porcelain, polyethylene and 316 grade stainless steel.”