Vertical Drum Safety Cabinets
Vertical Drum Safety Cabinet
Safely store 30- to 55-gallon (110- to 200-L) solvent filled drums with Eagle vertical drum safety cabinets. It features a removable, adjustable shelf to store additional materials or spare accessories. There is enough head space to accommodate a drum with a pump or funnel so the vertical drum cabinets can also be used as a pumping or waste accumulation station.
Vertical Drum Safety Cabinet Questions
A vertical drum storage safety cabinet is a specialized type of storage cabinet designed to safely house 30- to 55-gallon drums containing flammable liquids. These cabinets provide a heat-resistant enclosure for drums, which helps prevent dangerous fires and explosions. They typically feature a removable and adjustable shelf that can accommodate a drum with a pump or funnel, allowing the cabinet to be used as a pumping or waste accumulation station. The following set of questions and answers explain how vertical drum safety cabinets are used to safely contain and dispense flammables.
What is a vertical drum safety cabinet?
A vertical drum safety cabinet provides a heat resistant enclosure for 30- to 55-gallon drums that contain flammable liquids or hazardous waste. It’s an approved safety cabinet for storing flammables according to NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code and various OSHA regulations. Eagle’s vertical drum safety cabinets feature a removable, adjustable shelf to accommodate a drum with a pump or funnel, so the cabinet can be used as a pumping or waste accumulation station.
What is the difference between a vertical and horizontal drum safety cabinet?
There are few differences between vertical and horizontal drum safety cabinets. Both are designed to store larger quantities of flammable liquids in drums, so they come in different styles and sizes. 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.
Do all flammable cabinets need to be grounded?
For safe storage of flammables, it’s recommended to ground the cabinet when possible. If dispensing or collecting flammables within the cabinet, such as pumping out of a drum or pouring waste into a drum funnel, it’s critical the cabinet be connected to an earth ground and proper bonding techniques between containers are followed. Although not required by federal regulations, flammable cabinets include a built-in grounding lug, generally located at the bottom right side.
What size safety cabinet do I need?
The size of the safety cabinet you need is dependent on the types and quantities of flammables you plan to store, and the space you have to store them. Identify the storage needs of your workplace, and choose the right size to match. There are a variety sizes and shapes available, accommodating safety cans and smaller containers up to storage for large drums, stored either vertically or horizontally. If you’re storing smaller containers, there are other cabinets available that can be mounted, stacked, placed under a counter or free-standing.