Electrovault – Lithium Ion storage and charging solution

Lithium Ion Battery Store – Introducing 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.

Hazvault – Hazardous Material Store

Delivered to site fully assembled, Chemstore’s Hazvault – Hazardous material store provide an immediate solution to the problems encountered in complying with environmental legislation while storing quantities of drums or IBCs or smaller containers. The Hazvault units are available in a range of size and storage options and can be customized to suit your particular site requirements.

Hazvault : Hazardous Material Store features:

  • Option of corrosion resistant plastic coated cladding or vandal proof 2mm welded steel sheeting
  • Construction:  Robust all welded steel framework.
  • Bund/Sump:  Capacity in excess of EPA guidelines.
  • Hydrostatic Bund Test certification provided via Chemstore Connect cloud based software
  • Shelf Heights:  1250mm high as standard (different shelf heights available as required)
  • Floor:  Parallel bar safety racking system or galvanised grid mesh decking for small / loose container storage
  • Access: Twin sliding or hinged lockable doors.
  • Ventilation:  Fully louvred side panels ensure excellent ventilation through the store.
  • Finish: 2 pack polyurethane paint system, wide range on framework (standard colour, blue ral 5017), maintenance free plastisol (PVC) finish on wallls, doors & roof (colour grey ral 7038). wide range of colour options at no extra cost.
  • Signage:  Safety / warning signs fitted as std.
  • Delivered to site fully assembled
  • Wide range of options
  • Colour matched to corporate livery if required
  • Easily relocated
Thermovault – Temperature Controlled Bunded Drum/IBC Stores

Chemstore’s Thermovault – Temperature Controlled Stores are stand-alone and relocateable.

Thermovault is available as an insulated design option or a Fire Rated option, which are designed to provide secure, controlled storage for temperature sensitive materials. We offer a full range of sizes together with a bespoke design service to suit your requirements with heating and cooling options.

We also offer Drum & IBC’s Enclosures designed to heat the contents of standard drums and IBC’s from freezing, ambient or even hotter to your required processing temperature.

Features:

  • Full range of sizes and temperature ranges.
  • Full technical advice and Design Service: manufactured to customers specific requirements.
  • Fully adjustable. Set temperature band (eg. 0o–60oC) or maximum/minimum allowable temperature.
  • LCD temperature display and printout.
  • High levels of insulation.
  • Audible alarm and beacon.
  • Full operator safety features.
  • Suitable for Indoor or Outdoor location.
  • Delivered to site fully assembled, minimal lead time.
  • Electric or steam heat source.
  • Internal recirculation fan ensures even distribution of heated air.
  • Explosion protected electrical apparatus (suitable for Zone 1 & 2).
  • Fully bunded.
  • Stainless steel or galvanised interior.

 

Corvault – Walk In Corrosive Stores

Cladding: Profiled, single-skin cladding is fabricated from a Longlife Zintec based, corrosion resistant alloy which is then Plastisol coated.

  • 20-year cladding guarantee in normal conditions.
  • Construction: Robust all welded 100x50mm steel box section frame.2mm Welded steel doors.
  • Polyethylene sumps: to protect against corrosion/degredation from corrosive chemicals.
  • Floor/Shelving: Removable hot dipped galvanized grid mesh floor & shelving.
  • Finish: All steel coated with 2 pack anti-corrosive epoxy paint system. Choice of colours. Standard colour: Blue Ral 5017, Red RAL3020, Green RAL6029
  • Signage: Clear and bold “!” “Keep Door Closed When Not in Use” warning signs fitted as standard.

Standard features include, full width spillage collection sumps, fixed shelving, polyethylene sumps , fully welded, leak tested bunds, galvanized grid mesh floors.

 

A range of optional extras are also available for the Corvault units including lighting etc.

Sentence after teenage apprentice overcome by chemicals
An alloy wheel refurbishment company has been sentenced after a 16-year-old apprentice worker was overcome by vapours from a chemical used in the stripping and cleaning of alloy wheels.

South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 12 December 2017, the employee of Wheelnut Ltd, entered an area of the company’s former premises in Swalwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, known as the “acid room”. The employee entered the room to retrieve alloy wheels from one of three barrels of a chemical substance containing Dichloromethane (DCM), Methanol and Hydrofluoric Acid used in the stripping process. He was subsequently found by a colleague slumped unconscious over a barrel.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found a risk assessment for the chemical wheel stripping process was not suitable or sufficient. Appropriate control measures should have included suitable exhaust ventilation in the room as well as respiratory protective equipment (RPE) for the employees. RPE was provided but it was not maintained in an efficient or effective state. Several parts of it were damaged and the air feed to it from the compressor was not filtered correctly. The investigation found that on this occasion, and previously, the employee was not wearing the RPE when he entered the room. Employees were not provided with suitable and sufficient information, instruction, and training with regards to the risks involved with using the chemicals, particularly the risks involved with using DCM.

Wheelnut Ltd of Whickham Bank, Swalwell, Newcastle upon pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. The company was fined £32,000 and ordered to pay full costs of £1718.50.

Speaking after the hearing, HSE inspector Joy Craighead said: “A young worker suffered a potentially serious injury. Breathing in DCM vapour can produce narcotic effects and, at high concentrations, unconsciousness and death. In this instance, the boy made a full recovery, but it could have easily resulted in his death.”

Commenting on the sentencing, Mike Brodie, Chemstore UK Managing Director said: “A storage arrangement with suitable extraction could have prevented this incident from happening. It is easy to underestimate the dangers of gases and vapours given off by chemicals because they can be odourless and vapourless but their effects can be devastating. Thankfully the apprentice in question made a full recovery but the incident is a reminder of the importance of storing hazardous substances correctly.”

If you are unsure of your obligations in this area, contact Chemstore today for a free site assessment.

You may also be interested in our free corrosives storage checklist.

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
3xIBC Spill Pallet

Our platform-free 3xIBC Spill Pallet is a one-piece unit that offers secondary spill containment when using 3 no. IBCs of compatible liquids together.

The 3xIBC Spill Pallet has a spill containment capacity of 1300L and is designed to withstand a maximum load of 4,500Kg with a low bund height of just 470mm.

The plastic construction is ideally suitable for the storage of aggressive or non-flammable chemicals.

Units are typically ex-stock for immediate shipping.

 

Dimensions:  470mm (H) x 3,255mm (W) x 1,340mm (D)

Weight:  86kg

Capacity: 1300L

Max Load:  4500kg

 

 

Order yours today by contacting Chemstore, emailing sales@chemstore.co.uk or calling us on 0208 704 1807.

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)

If larger a larger flammable storage unit is required check out our Firevault range here.

 

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