Standard Metal Corrosive Safety Cabinet
Steel Standard Metal Corrosive Safety Cabinet in Blue, 60/45/30 Gallon
Standard metal corrosive cabinets are ideal for storing acids and other corrosives. These cabinets feature a powder coat finish, trilingual warning label, grounding attachment, and a 3-point latch system.
Standard Corrosive Safety Cabinet Questions
What is a corrosive storage cabinet?
A corrosive storage cabinet is a type of storage cabinet designed specifically for the safe storage of corrosive liquids and chemicals. Corrosive substances can cause harm to people and the environment, so it is important to store them in a secure and controlled manner.
Corrosive storage cabinets are made of materials that are compatible with the substances being stored and are designed to contain spills and leaks. They are usually double-walled with an air space between the walls to prevent the transfer of heat, and they often have a spill-proof sump with a capacity of not less than the volume of the largest container stored in the cabinet. Best industry practices recommend blue colored cabinets when storing corrosive chemicals.
Eagle corrosive storage cabinets have self-indexing, self-latching doors, and can be ventilated to provide proper air flow and reduce the potential for an explosion or fire. Always check with Authorities Having Jurisdiction for state or local regulations requiring ventilation. Our cabinets also include a ground connection, trilingual warning labels, and dual vents with 2-inch (5.1-cm) threaded fittings and a fire baffle and cap.
It is important to follow regulations and guidelines for the safe storage of hazardous chemicals, including corrosive substances, to minimize the risk of injury or damage. This can include labeling requirements, such as the use of a distinctive label or color code to indicate the hazardous nature of the contents, as well as information and training for employees on the proper storage and handling of these chemicals.
What is the standard for corrosive storage?
In the United States, the standard for corrosive storage is governed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA provides guidelines for the safe storage and handling of hazardous chemicals, including corrosive substances.
Steel corrosive storage cabinets, such as those supplied by Eagle, should include the following features to ensure safe storage:
- A double-walled construction of 18-gauge (1 mm) steel with a 1.5 inch air space in the bottom, top, doors and sides of the cabinet to prevent the transfer of heat in case of fire
- A spill-proof sump with a capacity of not less than the volume of the largest container stored in the cabinet
- Doors with a three-point latching system to ensure fail-safe, positive door closure
- Built-in grounding connectors for easy grounding
- Dual vents with built-in flash arresters
- Chemical-resistant polyethylene trays for all shelves and built-in bottom sump for extra protection against aggressive corrosives
In addition to these guidelines, OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) requires that employers provide information and training to employees on the hazardous chemicals they are using, including corrosive substances. This means employers must provide information and training on the proper storage and handling of these chemicals, as well as the appropriate personal protective equipment to use.
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is also widely used in the United States as a standardized system for classifying and labeling hazardous chemicals, including corrosive substances. This system includes specific labeling requirements for corrosive storage cabinets, such as the use of a distinctive label or color code to indicate the hazardous nature of the contents.
It is important for employers to follow these regulations and guidelines to ensure the safe storage and handling of corrosive materials and to minimize the risk of injury or damage.
What should be stored in corrosive cabinet?
Corrosive cabinets are designed for the safe storage of corrosive materials. Corrosive materials are those substances, such as acids or bases, that will destroy living tissue. Corrosives also have the propensity to attack and destroy steel.
What is required for a corrosive cabinet?
A corrosive cabinet is a specialized storage unit that is designed to safely store corrosive chemicals. The specific requirements for a corrosive cabinet will depend on the type and quantity of corrosive chemicals that will be stored in the cabinet, as well as local, state, and federal regulations. However, there are some general characteristics required for these cabinets. Corrosive cabinets should be constructed of a corrosion-resistant material that will not react with the corrosive materials inside, such as polyethylene or steel with polyethylene liners on the shelves and in the sump. Steel corrosive cabinets should be fire resistant, or made of a material that will not ignite or contribute to the spread of fire. It should be designed to contain spills, with features such as a spill-proof bottom or a secondary containment area. The cabinet should be clearly labeled with the contents and any relevant hazard information, such as the SDS. Finally, corrosive cabinets should be securely locked to prevent unauthorized access to its contents.
What should employers do to protect their workers from chemical hazards?
Employers must first inform their employees of the hazard as well as safe handling procedures. They must also provide PPE (personal protective equipment) that is appropriate to the hazard. They must also provide a safe means to store the chemicals such as a safety cabinet designed specifically for that purpose.