Firevault – Solutions for Flammables

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With nearly three decades 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. 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. Whether you’re looking for a large Firevault for the storage of drums and IBCs, a walk-in Firevault or you need something manufactured specifically to meet your needs, Chemstore can fulfil your requirements.

Firevault – Flammable Material Storage Solutions

Firevault units can be manufactured to suit bespoke site-specific requirements.

We can, therefore, offer a complete customisation service at no additional cost. Options include:

  • 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

Firevault – Fire Rated Stores – Large

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“After consulting with various suppliers, Chemstore was the only company who could provide us with the required solution” Mat Mitchell Technology Supplies Ltd. – Mat Spoke to us after receiving a bespoke Firevault (Fire Rated Stores) on site in the UK.

 

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 – Walk In Fire Rated Store

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Walk In Fire Rated Store

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. and   rom 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).

Fire Rated Store features

  • 1, 2 or 4 hour fire rated cladding fitted on all sides.
  • 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

Hazvault Chemical Stores – Small

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If you cause pollution you will be responsible for the cost of the clean up. This can be expensive particularly if the groundwater has become contaminated

Environment Agency UK

” Make sure fuel, oil and chemical storage on site is secure. Site the storage on an impervious base within a secondary system such as a bund. The base and bund walls should be impermeable to the material stored and able to contain 110% of the volume stored”  

Pollution Prevention Guidelines: Environment Agency UK

 


Hazvault Chemical Stores

Chemstore’s small hazvault chemical stores are suitable for the storage of upto four 205 litre drums. Small drum storage cabinets can be modified to allow storage of 25L drums by including a removable middle shelf. If access is required to the top of the 200L drums (for example when pouring waste into drums), a hinging top lid can be included.

  • Fully Enclosed
  • Fully Bunded
  • Secure – Key Lockable
  • Transportable

Features:

  • Robust all welded steel construction
  • For indoor and outdoor use
  • Polyurethane paint finish

Hazvault – solutions for hazardous materials

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Delivered to site fully assembled, Chemstore’s Hazvault Multi Drum storage units provide an immediate solution to the problems encountered in complying with environmental legislation while storing large quantities of drums or IBCs. The Chemstore units are available in a range of size and storage options and can be customised to suit your particular site requirements. The Hazvault range is designed as an economic solution to your storage requirements for safe storage on site.

Hazvault 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.
  • 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

Hazvault Chemical Stores – Large – DSD Range

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Delivered to site fully assembled, Chemstore’s Bunded Multi Drum Storage Units provide an immediate solution to the problems encountered in complying with environmental legislation while storing large quantities of drums or IBCs. The Chemstore units are available in a range of size and storage options and can be customised to suit your particular site requirements.

  • 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.
  • 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

Hazvault Walk In Stores

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In all areas of industry there is an ever increasing need for adequate and compliant storage of hazardous materials even in small volumes. When dealing with hazardous materials it is important to ensure compliance with government legislation regarding pollution prevention,  fire risk and general safe practice.
 For storage of non-palletised loads and smaller containers or as a bunded work room for decanting or weighing operations, we recommend our Hazvault Walk In Stores.

Features:

 

  • Fully bunded
  • Capacities in excess of EPA recommendations
  • Delivery to site fully assembled. Easily relocated
  • Range of standard sizes.
  • Can be manufactured to customer dimensions
  • Fully secure
  • Fixed or adjustable shelving
  • If required, double access doors can allow pallet to be placed in aisle
  • Choice of finishes, colour options
  • Fully ventilated, optional electrical extraction
  • Single skin or insulated construction
  • Optional lighting, heating etc.

 

Gasvault – Solutions for Compressed Gases – Gas Cylinder Stores

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Chemstore’s range of solutions for Gas Cylinder Storage

The range Gas Cylinder Stores are specifically designed to provide a safe, ergonomic range of compliant storage solutions for gas cylinders.

  • Designed and manufactured in accordance with the BCGA (Guidance for the storage of Gas Cylinders in the workplace).
  • Full structural certification and a 10-year structural warranty available on GasVault units.
  • All cylinders are stored upright and secured with chain restraints.
  • Open mesh panels are used to prevent the accumulation of harmful/explosive gases.
  • Cylinders of incompatible gases can be stored in the same store by employing a fire rated segregation wall.
  • Empty cylinders can be segregated from full containers and are clearly labelled.
  • If stored externally, weather-proof roofing is required to protect cylinder fittings from rainwater.
  • Raised flooring should also be used to protect the cylinders from corrosive bases &  groundwater erosion.

 

Gas Cylinder Cage Features

 

  • Heavy-duty steel construction for Gas Cylinder Storage
  • Option of sliding or hinged access doors – fully lockable.
  • Mesh gates and ventilation panels ensure adequate ventilation and prevent a build-up of potentially explosive gas leaks.
  • Non-slip galvanised floor & ramp
  • Firewalls supplied where required
  • Full range of sizes to suit all cylinder sizes and applications
  • All units have fixed arms and retaining chains to prevent accidents and ensure maximum use of space
  • Delivered to site fully assembled
  • Units can easily be relocated with fork trucks
  • No site works are required

Hand Sanitiser, Are you aware of the Fire Risks?

The outbreak of The COVID 19 pandemic has shaken global society. All aspects of life are affected, and containing the spread of the virus during, and post lockdown is now the main priority. Masks, gloves and hand sanitiser are quickly becoming the norm.

We are all working to reduce the risk of further outbreaks of the virus and public safety is a priority.

The health of our economy also poses a considerable risk, and we need as a society to ensure that the country gets back on its feet to maintain jobs and income while sticking to the guidelines.

 

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We are all familiar with the guidelines issued by the government and as we enter the latter stages of restriction lifting, and more businesses and schools prepare to reopen.

It is now more critical than ever that we consider all the risks and spend time carrying out assessments regularly.

Hand Sanitiser consumption and demand has exploded over the last few months since the outbreak, and most workplaces across the country are installing sanitising means for employees and customers which is a very positive step for hygiene reducing the spread of the virus.

As schools, hospitals, creches, and all other businesses introduce new requirements, including the use of hand sanitiser, there is a need to recognise the fire risk storing hand sanitiser in bulk creates.

We have already had numerous companies contact us regarding bulk storage of this product and looking for advice.

What is Hand Sanitiser made from?

Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser is predominantly manufactured using Alcohol and Triethanolamine. The product ranges from 60 – 80% alcohol and by its nature is a highly flammable liquid and an eye and skin irritant

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Pure Alcohol has a flashpoint of 13 degrees, and Sanistiser with concentrations of 70% alcohol can be as low as 15 degrees which creates a serious fire hazard if storing the product in bulk on your premises.

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Storage Guidelines

As with any flammable liquid, it is essential when storing bulk quantities that adequate safety measures are taken.

Flammable materials must not be stored near exits, electrical equipment or heating equipment. They should always be stored in a separate, well-ventilated storage area, away from potential sources of ignition. If the material is removed from its original container, it must be placed into a container that is appropriate for flammable materials.

We recommend storing flammable Hand Santiser in a certified safety cabinet or with bulk quantities above 1000 Litres in an external store that is bunded and has a certified Fire Resistance.

For specialist advice for how to safely handle and store Hand Sanitiser please contact Chemstore today for a free no obligations site assessment or to discuss your specific concerns.

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Quality Signs & Certificates
G 10
D 5250
89/686/EEC, 93/42/EWG
ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485, CMDCAS 13485 (SGS)
EN 455 1-4
EN 420 : 2003 + A 1 : 2009
EN 374 2-3, EN 388
EN 1186: Food Contact Approved (SGS)