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 

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
Battery & Critical Equipment Stores – Electrovault

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Over two billion Lithium-ion cells are produced every year, but significant 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 also to 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. Electrovault provides an ideal battery storage solution.

A thermal runaway releases hydrogen fluoride HF, phosphorus pentafluoride (PF5) and phosphoryl fluoride (POF3), 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. We can tailor your Electrovault battery storage solution to suit your specification, whether that is:

  • Atex Rated Temperature control
  • Fire Suppression Systems
  • Atex Rated Gas detection systems
  • Fire Rated (including all Atex internal electrical components where required)
  • Atex Rated Humidity Control
  • 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.

If you would like to read about our latest product Thermovault please click here

Temperature Controlled Stores – Thermovault

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A very common problem our clients have is maintaining valuable product and process chemicals within the correct temperature range for optimum safety and performance. This is where our Thermovault, a completely temperature controlled store, provides the solution.

Valuable time is lost in waiting for chemicals to be heated to performance temperatures and also product is fouled by exposure to incorrect temperatures.

Thermovault stores are stand-alone relocatable, insulated and temperature controlled stores which are designed to provide secure, controlled storage for temperature sensitive materials. We offer a full range of sizes together with heating and cooling options. Depending on the hazardous material being stored by reviewing the SDS sheet Chemstore can provide the required storage temperature to alleviate any hazard presented by storing materials on site.

We also offer drum & IBC’s enclosures designed to heat the contents of standard drums and IBC’s from freezing or ambient to your required processing temperature.

 

Thermovault – Temperature Controlled Stores Key Features:

  • Full range of sizes and temperature ranges.
  • Full technical advice and Design Service: manufactured to customers specific requirements.
  • Fully adjustable. Set temperature band (e.g. 0–600C) or maximum/minimum allowable temperature.
  • LCD temperature display and printout.
  • High levels of insulation.
  • Audible alarm and beacon.
  • Full operator safety features.
  • Suitable for Indoor or Outdoor location.
  • Delivered to site fully assembled, minimal lead time.
  • Electric or steam heat source.
  • Internal recirculation fan ensures even distribution of heated air.
  • Explosion protected electrical apparatus (suitable for Zone 1 & 2).
  • Fully bunded.
  • Stainless steel or galvanised interior.

Read more about Thermovault, the ultimate solution in temperature controlled stores by checking out pdf brochure here:

You can read up on a case study where Chemstore installed a temperature controlled warehouse for BASF by clicking here.

To learn more about Chemstore’s Thermovault range or any other Chemstore product for the safe storage of chemicals and hazardous materials, don’t hesitate to get in touch by clicking here.

EN14470-1 Fire Rated Gas Cylinder Cabinets

G90 Gas Cylinder Cabinets

Large interior height –

Large, rigidly fixed rolling ramp made of corrugated sheet steel – High safety when manoeuvering cylinders into the cabinet, dampened folding down, lightweight, convenient installation of pressure gas bottles in the cabinet

Locking mechanism with cylinder lock – The cabinets can be integrated into existing master-key systems

Safe installation – No additional insulation of the pipes needed inside or outside

Ventilation – Complete uniform ventilation inside the cabinet (floor and ceiling). Pressure drop below 150 Pa by extraction of the air with a 120-times change of air. Successfully approved by testing.

Completely accessible internal space – Door opening angle max. 180°, the doors lock in place at 0° and are can be arrested at 90°

Cylinder retainer with ratchet straps – Across the whole width of the cabinet. Distance between the cylinders and the rear panel, give plenty of space for the flexible spiral piping. Safe and approved storing of gas cylinders in accordance with EN 14470-2

Observance of max. allowed increase in temperature on the valve of the gas cylinder of 50 K after 90 Minutes in accordance with EN 14470-2
Easy and convenient installations of gas fittings and pipes

EN 14470-1 Fire Rated Laboratory Cabinets – Gas Cylinders

Large interior height – Easy and convenient installations of gas fittings and pipes

Large, rigidly fixed rolling ramp made of corrugated sheet steel – High safety when manoeuvering cylinders into the cabinet, dampened folding down, lightweight, convenient installation of pressure gas bottles in the cabinet

Locking mechanism with cylinder lock – The cabinets can be integrated into existing master-key systems

Safe installation – No additional insulation of the pipes needed inside or outside

Ventilation – Complete uniform ventilation inside the cabinet (floor and ceiling). Pressure drop below 150 Pa by extraction of the air with a 120-times change of air. Successfully approved by testing.

Completely accessible internal space – Door opening angle max. 180°, the doors lock in place at 0° and are can be arrested at 90°

Cylinder retainer with ratchet straps – Across the whole width of the cabinet. Distance between the cylinders and the rear panel, give plenty of space for the flexible spiral piping. Safe and approved storing of gas cylinders in accordance with EN 14470-2

Observance of max. allowed increase in temperature on the valve of the gas cylinder of 50 K after 90 Minutes in accordance with EN 14470-2