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HSE issues advice on trading chemicals in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Advice on trading chemicals: If the UK leaves the EU without a deal companies will need to follow new rules for trading certain types of chemicals with the EU after 31 October, according to advice from the HSE.

Import or export licences needed

Just as is the case for countries outside the EU, companies may need import or export licences to trade drug precursor chemicals with the EU.

Domestic licence of registration required

To apply for an import or export licence companies must have a domestic licence or registration, which usually takes 12-16 weeks to process.

Apply now to avoid delay

The HSE advises to avoid disruption, companies can check whether the chemicals they trade will be affected and apply for a domestic licence now.

Go to GOV.UK for further guidance.

Lithium Ion Storage and Charging cabinet – 90 Minute Fire Rated

Introducing the ION-LINE cabinet.

In Active Storage, lithium-ion batteries or battery packs are charged in a cabinet

(passive storage options are available)

When charging lithium ion batteries heat can be generated, if this heat output is too high, a fire may occur, for example if the lithium ion battery, charger or the cable is defective. Another major risk factor is thermal runawayof lithium-ion batteries

What if you could charge you batteries overnight in the safe knowledge they are protected by a 90minute fire rated cabinet that has smoke dectection and fire suppression built in.

 

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

Cabinet Weight: 424Kg

Loading: 180Kg evenly distributed load per shelf.

Storage: 6 No.  shelves and 1 no. bottom collecting sump .

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

Access:                       Twin hinged wing doors

Finish:                         Chemical resistant powder coat finish (Blue)

 

 

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)

 

 

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.

Corvault – Pallet / IBC Stores

Features and Benefits:

  • 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.