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Are You Choosing the Correct Store?

April 16, 2014

Since 1993 we have been designing & building a comprehensive range of stores for all types of storage and dispensing solutions for Hazardous Materials. We have recently been made aware that there are numerous products on the market which are not compliant or fit for purpose.

Chemstore through obtaining EN ISO 9001:2008 are Ireland’s only manufacturer of Hazardous Material Stores and can offer full conformity of its products through the following:

  • Internal production control.
  • Production quality assurance.
  • Product quality assurance.
  • Product verification.
  • Unit verification.
  • Full quality assurance.

 

The pictures below show findings following Free Site Audits conducted on 2 separate sites recently.

fire proof pallet storePictured left is an 8 pallet store which was built around standard warehouse pallet racking and using heavy Insulated paneling. The weight which was being exerted on the framework could not withstand the load bearing pressure and this led to the unit being blown over in the recent strong winds.

 

 

 

 

Pictured below is a standard 1000L IBC of hazardous material being stored with no bunding or warning to the danger of the product being stored.

IBC on pallett

Chemstore Compliant Solutions

Chemstore recommendations to the issues raised were to offer compliant stores to best meet the requirements of the customer. During assessment Chemstore assess the following main areas:

  • Product to be stored.
  • Quantity of product to be stored.
  • Hazardous class of the product.
  • Access to the product.

On review of these key points the following proposals were sent to our customers for review and implementation:

Below is an 8 Pallet Firevault. The framework is fully welded box section steel. The cladding used is a 1Hr fire rated panel. The bund is tested & certified with a capacity in excess of 110% of the largest container being stored. The twin sliding doors are running on a heavy duty henderson track system. The shelving is a parallel bar system which will accommodate both pallets and IBC’s. The vents and door seals are intumescent and are tested to 1Hr. The paint system is a 2 pack system which also provides corrosion resistance.

8 Pallet firevault | Fire Rated Storage

Pictured below is storage for a single IBC of hazardous material. The framework is fully welded box section steel with vandal proof steel cladding due to the location of the store. The bund of plastic construction is tested & certified with a capacity in excess of 110% of the largest container being stored. The twin hinged doors had openings of greater than 180° to easily load/unload the IBC. The shelving is a plastic grid decking which will accommodate both pallets and IBC’s. The paint system is a 2 pack system which also provides corrosion resistance.

ibc store | Bunded chemical storage

 

To ensure your compliance, Book a Free Site Assessment Online Today OR contact our Sales Team at:

sales@chemstore.co.uk   or call 0208 704 1807

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