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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 – 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.”

Firevault – Optional Extras

Firevault Optional Extras

Whether it is a simple Atex light or a sophisticated remote monitored Atex temperature controlled environment, here at Chemstore we have the solutions for you.

 

Follow these simple questions to see what you might need and get in touch or use the live chat feature to find out more now.

Are the flammable products you keep onsite highly valuable?

Have you read the SDS (Safety Data Sheets)?

Do the items require temperature control?

Do you require Humidity Control?

Do you require Fire suppression or Fire Detection?

Do you require Remote Monitoring Systems?

Do you require Gas monitoring systems?