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.

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.

Hydrofluoric acid found stored in wooden structure at tyre factory fire

Hydrofluoric acid, which can react with metals to create a highly flammable gas, was found to be stored in a wooden structure inside a building at a recent fire at a tyre factory in Daubhill.

According to reports in The Bolton News, emergency services were called to the Tyre Factory at the Sunnyside Business Centre on the 6th March at around 9.30am after fire broke out in a wooden structure which contained hydrofluoric acid which had heated up and emitted a toxic gas.

Fire crews managed to contain the blaze and prevent any injuries but staff’s breathing was affected and they had to be examined by the North West Ambulance Service.

Initially it was thought that the incident was a chemical fire caused by the acid, but a fire investigation later determined that it had been as a result of an electrical fault.

Hydrofluoric acid is an incredibly dangerous substance which is both toxic and corrosive and if it gets on the skin it can even kill you

“This story highlights the need for better education around the correct storage of corrosive substances,” explains Chemstore UK Managing Director, Mike Brodie.

“Hydrofluoric acid is an incredibly dangerous substance which is both toxic and corrosive and if it gets on the skin it can even kill you,” adds Mike.

“It is commonplace to hear of corrosives being stored in simple wooden structures or makeshift containers. Hydrofluoric acid should be handled and stored with the utmost care and attention in a purpose built, well-ventilated unit which includes a non-metallic sump such as the Corvault from Chemstore,” continues Mike.

“Beware of metal units which are marketed as suitable for storing corrosives but which don’t contain, for example, a polyethylene sump. In the event of a leak, hydrofluoric acid can react with metal and create a highly flammable (Hydrogen) and toxic gas. Also carefully consider whether a container with an epoxy coated liner is adequate because although these offer a degree of protection, they are not necessarily suitable for long term exposure,” adds Mike.

An easy way to clarify what a corrosive substance should be stored in is to check that this Secondary Containment System (SCS) is made from the same material that the primary container is made from. Useful information for corrosives storage can be found within our free corrosive hub checklist.

Download the full checklist here.

Or contact Chemstore today to discuss your storage needs.