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 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.

 

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

EN14470-1 Fire Rated Combi Cabinets

Combi-Cabinets Type 90

Asecos combi-cabinets enable centralised storage of hazardous material and gas cylinders directly in the workroom.

Fire resistant dividing wall
90 minute fire resistance separates both compartments

One central extraction air inlet –
Ventilation of both cabinet compartments with one extraction air inlet on top of the cabinet

Adjusting aids –
Integrated at the bottom of the cabinet. Easy alignment of the cabinets from the inside to compensate for uneven floor.

Automatic-Door-Opening System for high convenience in use and safety! (for details see following page)

Integrated door open arrest system –
The arrested doors enable you to safely store or remove goods in the cabinet

Multifunctional application –
Fully extractable drawers with high storage capacities, ideal for storage of smaller containers or height adjustable shelves

Compartment TRG with…
Fold-away ramp –
Dampened folding down, safe manoeuvering of gas cylinders into the cabinet

Cylinder retainer –
Across the whole width of the cabinet, gives plenty of space for the flexible spiral piping

EN 14470-1 90 Minute Fire Rated Laboratory Cabinets – Underbench

Today flammable materials are used in most laboratory and industrial environments. Storing these materials improperly poses a massive risk for people and property.

While there is a large variety of storage cabinets for flammables available on the market, it is often a challenge for the users to select the most suitable product for their required application. The En14470-1 rated cabinets are now a legal requirement in both the UK & Ireland when storing flammables internally.

EN 14470-1 Certified underbench cabinets are:

  • furnace tested
  • fire resistance 90 minutes
  • GS approval, CE conformity
  • EN 14727 conformity (laboratory furniture)

Construction

  • outer corpus made of sheet steel
  • doors and drawer can be opened with minimal effort
  • safe access to all containers, the interior of the drawer is completely visible
  • doors and drawer remain open in any position
  • self closing doors in the event of a fire
  • integrated air ducts ready for connection (NW 50) to a technical exhaust system