Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Special Characteristics Of Metal Storage Cabinets

By George Worton

It is good to always observe security measures wherever you are working in an industry that involves the use of highly flammable liquids. As it is known prevention is better than cure hence preventing accidents caused by fire from the highly flammable liquids catching fire and causing accidents. You can do this by storing the highly flammable liquids in the flammable storage cabinets.

Mainly to prevent flammable liquids from being ignited, the flammable storage cabinet has always been used; it is used to prevent the flammable liquids from catching fire due to their ability to withstand high temperature

They are mainly made of metal made by the use of a thick metal ranging from gauge 18 to higher gauges having double walls that has air trapped in between to preventing the highly flammable liquid that has been stored inside from accessing enough heat that would make it burst into flames.

The doors are designed in such a way that they do not have gaps in between that may provide heat an opportunity to access the internal chambers of the cabinet. They have a strong lock that can prevent unwarranted access into the cabinets.

Other metal cabinets have means of ventilation to allow free circulation of air in and out of the cabinet this is essential to ensure that there is heat loss in the cabinet preventing the fluid inside from catching fire.

The metal cabinets can easily be placed together where the workbenches are and even put them together in one place.

Due to this, they do not occupy a large space hence making it suitable for you to do your work on the benches which might require you use small flammable liquid.

One thing you should put into consideration when you are thinking of buying the cabinets, they should be certified and should have the following certifications for them to work as required; NFPA Code 30 and OSHA guidelines this ensures that the cabinets have enough storage space and can control the escape of the fumes.

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