Horizontal Drum Safety Cabinets
Horizontal Drum Safety Cabinet
Horizontal drum cabinets from Eagle feature a corrosion-resistant powder coat finish, trilingual warning label, and a 3-point latch system. Use for safe storage of horizontal 30- to 55-gallon drums.
Horizontal Drum Safety Cabinet Questions
A horizontal drum safety cabinet is designed to safely store and contain 30- or 55- gallon drums in a horizontal position. They can also be used to dispense flammables from drums into smaller vessels. The following set of questions and answers explain how to safely store and dispense flammable liquids from a horizontal drum safety cabinet.
What is a horizontal drum safety cabinet?
A horizontal drum safety cabinet safely contains a 30- or 55-gallon drum. They can be used in plants to dispense flammables from drums into smaller vessels. The cabinets are designed to minimize fire hazards, and comply with governing codes and regulations.
What is the difference between a horizontal and vertical drum safety cabinet?
The main difference between a horizontal and vertical drum safety cabinet is the method used for dispensing flammable liquids. A horizontal drum safety cabinet can be used for drum storage or as a dispensing station, whereas a vertical drum cabinet can be used as a pumping or waste accumulation station.
How many flammable liquids are allowed by OSHA?
Per OSHA, no more than 25 gallons of flammable or combustible liquids may be stored in a room outside of an approved storage cabinet. Anything above that must be stored in an approved safety cabinet, but there are limits as to how many gallons each cabinet can hold. For instance, no more than 60 gallons of flammable or 120 gallons of combustible liquids may be stored in any one storage cabinet.
What is the safest way to dispense flammable liquids from a horizontal drum?
You can store drums vertically or horizontally, but the two require different methods for dispensing flammable liquids: by gravity or pumping. For horizontal drum storage, the gravity flow method of drum dispensing uses a drum faucet. This allows the contents to flow out when the faucet opens. For vertical drum storage, the pump method is used for dispensing its contents. The pump mounts onto the drum and dispenses the product from the drum to a receiving vessel.