Corrosive Safety Cabinets
FM Approved Acid Corrosive Cabinets, 4-60 Gallon, Blue
Eagle acid corrosive safety cabinets are designed to store small containers of acids and corrosive liquids. All interior and exterior cabinet walls are finished with blue epoxy powder coating for superior protection against chemical corrosion. Each cabinet has high-density polyethylene (HDPE) trays for the shelves, adjustable poly shelves, storage for smaller containers in the doors, lockable doors, internal and top sump capacities, and poly vents with caps. Most of the corrosive safety cabinets are FM approved.
Frequently Asked Corrosive Cabinet Questions
Our acid corrosive safety cabinets are constructed of HDPE and are suitable to store sulfuric, hydrochloric, and nitric acids. The cabinets are available in 4-gallon bench top safety cabinets, 22-gallon under-counter storage safety cabinets, and 44-gallon standard storage. The corrosive safety cabinets come in flat white or flat blue with a smooth finish for easy cleaning.
What is a corrosive cabinet?
A corrosive cabinet is specifically designed for the safe storage of corrosive materials in labs, manufacturing facilities, and within the service industry. Typically, they have a blue finish for quick identification.
What should be stored in a corrosives cabinet?
Materials that are classified as a corrosive should be stored in an approved corrosive cabinet for safety and regulatory compliance. This includes acids such as acetic and sulfuric, and bases such as sodium hydroxide and ammonia.
Can you store acids and bases in the same cabinet?
The risk in storing acids and bases together lies with their reactivity to each other. As a best safety practice, they should be stored in separate cabinets. At a minimum, acids and bases should be stored on separate shelves if stored within the same cabinet.
What are 2 hazards of corrosive materials?
The primary hazard with corrosives is their corrosivity - the ability to attack skin and steel. Additionally, acids are highly reactive with bases and vice versa. Some corrosives can also be flammable and/or toxic.
What is important when working with corrosive chemicals?
Working with corrosive chemicals requires certain precautions to minimize the risk of exposure and injury. One of the most important measures is the use of specialized storage cabinets such as Eagle corrosive safety cabinets. These cabinets are specifically designed to provide protection against corrosive chemicals and are made of materials that are compatible with these chemicals.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) is also a crucial aspect of working with corrosive chemicals. This may include wearing gloves to protect the skin, eye protection to prevent exposure to corrosive fumes, and a lab coat to protect clothing. In some cases, a respirator may also be necessary to protect against inhalation of hazardous fumes.
When transferring corrosive chemicals from one container to another, a fume hood or other type of ventilation system may prevent the buildup of hazardous fumes. Additionally, always store corrosive chemicals in designated storage areas that are specifically designed to meet the needs of these materials, such as corrosive safety cabinets.
Finally, it's important to be aware of the potential health effects of corrosive chemicals, such as skin and eye irritation, respiratory issues, and chemical burns. By following appropriate safety measures, including the use of corrosive safety cabinets, and being aware of the potential hazards, workers can minimize the risk of exposure and injury when working with corrosive chemicals.