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Steel Fire Safety Cabinets

Improper storage and handling of flammable liquids is the leading cause of industrial fires. Eagle standard safety cabinets provide safe storage and protection for flammable liquids. They help identify, organize, and segregate dangerous liquids while securing against unauthorized use. Standard safety cabinets are designed to provide a heat resistant enclosure of flammable containers to help protect personnel and property in case of fire.

Constructed to meet OSHA and NFPA 30 standards, Eagle flammable liquid storage cabinets feature reinforced double wall 18-gauge steel construction with 1-1/2-in (38-mm) of insulating air space for fire resistance. The safety cabinets come with a high gloss powder finish and include trilingual warning labels, grounding connections, 3-point key locks, and 2-inch raised leakproof door sills. Adjustable galvanized steel shelves, supported by four brackets, can support 350 pounds.

Flammable cabinets, also known as fire cabinets, come in standard design, tower cabinets with legs, wall mounted cabinets, under counter cabinets, and add on cabinets. Examples of these cabinets are the standard 9010X, tower 9010XLEGS, wall mounted 1975X, under counter 1971X, and add on ADD14XWHTE.

Steel Fire Safety Cabinet Questions

When handling flammables, fire safety cabinets are an essential component to a safe and responsible workplace for employees and the surrounding environment. They help to prevent fires by providing a secure storage location for these liquids. The following set of questions and answers explain why safety cabinets are necessary to comply with regulatory agencies, minimize the risk of accidents, and help organize and segregate hazardous materials.

What cannot be stored in a fire safety cabinet?

You should not store cardboard and paper in a fire safety cabinet. These materials have the potential to ignite, and therefore put the flammables inside the cabinet at risk for combusting. You should also not store incompatible materials together within a fire safety cabinet, as that could create a hazardous or toxic situation. Here’s a list of common chemicals that should not be stored together. You also can’t store more than 60 gallons of Class 1A or 120 gallons of Class IB, IC, II, IIIA or IIIB, per OSHA regulations. Those are the max quantities per fire safety cabinet. Lastly, do not store flammable items on top of or near a flammable cabinet.

What is the purpose of a fire safety cabinet?

The purpose of a fire safety cabinet is to protect the contents within from being exposed to fire. Since the contents are flammable, a flame, spark or ember could potentially ignite, causing a dangerous situation for surrounding personnel and property. Fire safety cabinets are designed to reduce this risk of fire while safely containing flammable fuels, solvents, and chemicals.

Do fire safety cabinets need self-closing doors?

If you’re located in a state that has adopted the International Fire Code (IFC) Standards, then your fire safety cabinet must have self-closing doors. Some municipalities require fire safety cabinets to have self-closing doors, so check state and local requirements for fire safety cabinets. You can also contact your local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). This is usually the local fire marshal or code officer. As a best practice, Eagle recommends self-closing doors, as they can provide an extra level of safety that can be the difference between life and death in a fire situation.

What is the best place to store flammable liquids?

The best place to store flammable liquids is in an approved fire safety cabinet. Approved fire safety cabinets meet NFPA and OSHA codes, and carry an FM approval. This means that the fire safety cabinet has been independently tested and meets fire safety requirements for intended use. A variety of fire safety cabinets are available through Eagle, all of which meet OSHA 1910 and NFPA 30 requirements, and are available in capacities of two to 110 gallons.

Do fire safety cabinets have to be yellow?

Fire safety cabinets do not have to be yellow. Yet, most companies adhere to industry best practices and observe certain colors for defined liquids. This helps to keep personnel organized. It also helps provide first responders insight on its contents in the event of a fire. General knowledge of what types of flammable chemicals are in storage can save lives during a fire.