A site visit was arranged by our technical engineer David O’Carroll to assess the site and ascertain the amount of storage required. The engineer developed a design layout to store 96 pallets on 2 Tier Racking with the push back racking system. The FireVault warehouse was to be clad in 100mm thick Fire-rated panels with intumescent ventilation Pyrogrilles fitted as standard at high and low levels to ensure good ventilation throughout. The FireVault was designed with segregated bunding to accommodate the different hazard classes being stored. The flammable liquids are stored above 3mm reinforced non combustible steel bunds while the corrosives are stored above polyethylene corrosion resistant bunds.
The Chemstore proposal included storage of up to 96 pallets (384 steel drums) stored on racking. The product is to be stored on 2 levels and in 2 rows either side of a central aisle. Access is granted to personnel and fork trucks via a full width opening at the front of the unit.
The entire unit offers a 90 minute fire rated barrier to the entire perimeter (excluding the doorway) using fully tested & certified panelling, seals and vents.