Flammable cabinets secure hazardous chemicals and other combustibles, reducing the risk of spillage or any other accident from happening. Should unexpected dangerous events happen, flammable cabinets give employees spare time for evacuation. Aside from making sure employees get out safely these cabinets helps give emergency responders more time to manage the fire before reaching dangerous levels. In some cases, these cabinets could be the reason for stopping a critical explosion. Flammable cabinets also help thwart unauthorized access to these hazardous substances.
Another advantage of a flammable storage cabinet is that they help prevent leakage of dangerous fluids. Flammable cabinets prevent chemical leaks from destroying property or causing injury to your employees. Chemical leakages can harm a facility or cause serious accidents if they go undetected and unaddressed. These safety cabinets are fabricated to withstand chemical leaks and designed to collect chemicals for easy disposal or cleaning.
Flammable cabinets are made from double-walled; 18-gauge welded steel and typically include a two-inch capped vent on each side. Flammable cabinets have adjustable shelves for storing different size containers or can be set up to accommodate barrels. We also offer units with self-closing doors which shut automatically when temperatures reach 160°F by utilizing a melting lock. Corrosive cabinets offer the same construction and configurations but are finished in blue in accordance with material storage standards.
Some Advantages of Flammable Storage Cabinets
- Key to preventing accidents by keeping chemicals and other hazardous materials organized and secure.
- Keep chemicals from leaking and causing injury or property.
- In extreme cases flammable storage cabinets can help prevent explosions.
- Prevent unauthorized access.
Don’t wait for a dangerous situation to occur. If one of our used flammable cabinets doesn’t meet your needs, check out our inventory of new flammable cabinets. Contact a member of the American Surplus sales team to learn more about our current inventory of flammable storage cabinets, as well as our full selection of industrial cabinets.
Flammable Cabinets vs Corrosive Cabinets
Flammable cabinets and corrosive cabinets are both types of storage cabinets designed to store hazardous materials safely. However, the main difference between the two is the type of materials they are designed to store.
A flammable cabinet is specifically designed to store materials that are highly flammable or combustible, such as gasoline, paint thinner, and other chemicals. These cabinets are constructed with materials that can withstand fire, such as double-walled steel with an insulating air gap, to provide a layer of protection against explosions or fires.
On the other hand, a corrosive cabinet is designed to store materials that are corrosive, such as acids and bases. These cabinets are typically made of materials that can resist corrosion, such as polyethylene or epoxy-coated steel. Corrosive cabinets may also have ventilation systems to prevent the buildup of corrosive vapors.
Both flammable and corrosive cabinets have specific regulations and standards that must be followed to ensure their safety and effectiveness. It is important to choose the appropriate cabinet for the materials being stored to minimize the risk of accidents or damage.