Add On Corrosive Safety Cabinets
Add-on Metal Acid and Corrosive Safety Cabinet in Blue
Expand storage capacity in labs and meet NFPA Code 30 and OSHA requirements with a blue add-on metal acid and corrosive safety cabinets.
Add On Corrosive Safety Cabinet Questions
Are all bases corrosive?
The safest way to store corrosives is in a suitable, properly labeled container. This container should be stored in an approved safety cabinet designed specifically for corrosive chemical service. The cabinet should be placed in cool, dry, well-ventilated area. If floor space is limited, consider Eagle Add-On corrosive safety cabinets. These 15-gallon storage cabinets can easily add corrosive storage capacity in your lab or workspace, by stacking on top of existing 30- and 45-gallon cabinets (under 65 inches tall) or mounting to the wall with our wall mount kit model 25950.
Do corrosive cabinets need to be self closing?
Yes, as a best safety practice, it is generally recommended that corrosive storage cabinets have self-closing doors to prevent accidental exposure to corrosive substances. Though OSHA or the NFPA do not require self closing doors, IFC and some state and local requlations do. By using corrosive storage cabinets with self-closing doors, employers can help to minimize the risk of injury or damage to people and the environment, and ensure that these materials are stored in a safe and secure manner.
Can you store acids and flammables together?
There are no regulations that prevent this. However, the practice can create issues with employees and first responders who may not realize that a storage cabinet has a mixed inventory of flammables and corrosives. Plus, storing acids and flammables together can pose a significant fire and explosion hazard. Acids can react with flammable materials and cause them to ignite or explode, especially if the flammable materials are in the form of fumes or vapors. In addition, many acids are also reactive with metals, which can lead to the release of flammable gases.
What does corrosive mean?
In the chemical world, 'corrosive' refers to those materials that can destroy living tissue or other organic materials, as well as degrade inorganic materials, like metals such as steel. Some examples of corrosive chemicals include acids, such as hydrochloric acid and sulfuric acid, and bases, such as sodium hydroxide. Corrosive chemicals can cause chemical burns, permanent tissue damage, and blindness. They can also react with other chemicals or materials to release toxic fumes, which can cause respiratory problems or other health issues. Because of these hazards, corrosives should always be stored in an appropriate safety cabinet.