Flammable Cabinets Safely Store Flammable Liquids
Flammable Liquid Cabinets Storage Options
Eagle flammable storage cabinets come in yellow high gloss powder finish with red warning, grounding attachment, 3-point key lock, and 2-inch raised leakproof door sill. Each shelf is adjustable, supported by four brackets, and can support 350 pounds. All our metal cabinets meet NFPA Code 30 and OSHA requirements.
Flammable cabinets help keep flammable liquids near work areas safely. Constructed of 18-gauge steel, all cabinets feature reinforced double-wall construction with air space on the sides, top, bottom, back, and doors.
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.
Standard Flammable Cabinets
Eagle has over 100 standard flammable cabinets storage options for storage of Category 4 or Class III chemicals. Large cabinets for storage of up to 90 gallons are 34 inches deep to accommodate large containers like drums. These cabinets can hold multiple small fire cans or larger drums. Each cabinet has adjustable fire cabinet shelves rated up to 350 pounds. All are OSHA and NFPA compliant and FM approved.
Categories 1 – 3 or Class I and II chemicals, may be stored in standard flammable liquids cabinets up to 60 gallons. These fire cabinets accommodate large containers with a depth of 34 inches and widths up to 43 inches. Adjustable shelves allow for storage of multiple small containers up to 350 pounds. All standard cabinets are OSHA and NFPA compliant and FM approved.
Space saver flammable storage cabinets fit into tight spaces without sacrificing quality or storage quantity. With an 18-inch depth and varying widths, space saver cabinets hold up to 45 gallons. Folding doors don’t require a large swing radius and limit the footprint of the cabinet. Adjustable shelves rated to 350 pounds allow for storage of various containers. All space saver cabinets are OSHA and NFPA compliant and FM approved.
Eagle’s mini cabinets are made for smaller storage needs. These are perfect for workshops and processing areas that need to store chemicals close to point of use. Available in 2, 4 and 12 gallons, with a depth of only 18 inches, these mini storage cabinets fit nearly anywhere.
Tower Cabinets with Legs
Eagle offers flammable cabinets with legs for ease of cleaning and movement. These tower cabinets have fork pockets so they can be easily relocated with a forklift or powered industrial truck. Four-inch legs provide space for sweeping or mopping and help to keep the area under the cabinet clean. These cabinets have adjustable shelves rated to hold up to 350 pounds. All tower cabinets with legs are OSHA and NFPA approved and FM compliant.
Wall Mounted Safety Cabinets
Eagle’s wall-mounted cabinets provide storage for flammable materials while preserving floor space. These cabinets hold up to 24 gallons of flammable liquids. Wall-mounting brackets and hardware are included for easy installation. Each cabinet is also equipped with leveling legs that convert the cabinet for floor use. The interior shelf is adjustable and rated to hold up to 350 pounds. All wall-mounted flammable cabinets are OSHA and NFPA approved and FM compliant.
Under Counter Flammable Cabinets
Eagle’s under-counter cabinets fit under any standard counter with a 22-inch depth and 35-inch height. These are ideal for busy work areas that need to preserve open floor space. Under counter cabinets have an adjustable shelf rated to hold up to 350 pounds and will hold up to 22 gallons of flammable liquids. All under-counter fire cabinets are OSHA and NFPA approved and FM compliant.
Add On Cabinets
Add on cabinets increase flammable materials storage capacity by up to 15 gallons. These cabinets have a depth of 18 inches, which make them an ideal solution for tight spaces. Add on fire cabinets hold small containers and can be placed on top of existing cabinets to create additional storage. All add on cabinets are OSHA and NFPA approved and FM compliant.
Flammable and Combustible Liquids
Flammable and combustible liquids have different definitions depending on where you look. Two of the most important sources for these definitions are the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
OSHA is a U.S. government agency established by Congress in 1970. OSHA’s purpose is to set standards that protect the health and welfare of workers. The organization also provides training and assistance to help businesses comply with its rules.
The NFPA is a non-profit organization with the goal of reducing injury and loss as a result of fire and electrical hazards. The NFPA writes codes and standards to help businesses protect themselves from these risks. Each of these groups is concerned with the safe storage and handling of flammable materials
OSHA 1910.106(a)(19) defines flammable liquids based on their flashpoint and boiling point. Flammable liquids are divided into four categories, with Category 1 being the most flammable and Category 4 being the least. Dangerous Category 1 materials have a flashpoint of less than 73.4oF and a boiling point of less than 95oF.
NFPA 30 divides flammable liquids into classes, with Class IA being the most dangerous and Class IIIB as the least. NFPA also provides a definition for combustible liquids. Liquids with a flashpoint of 100oF or higher are combustible liquids. They can withstand higher temperatures and are less dangerous than flammable liquids. To classify flammable liquids, NFPA uses a similar method to OSHA, defining a Class by its flashpoint and boiling point. Class IA materials have a flash point of less than 73oF and a boiling point of less than 100oF. Combustible liquids are those that have a flash point of 100oF or higher.
The most important point to remember is that low Category or Classification numbers represent more dangerous materials. OSHA and NFPA both generally agree that a liquid chemical with a flashpoint below 200oF (OSHA specifies 199.4oF) is a liquid That poses a safety risk. Information on the flashpoint and boiling point of chemicals is listed on the Safety Data Sheet that accompanies the shipment of material.
Flammable Liquid Cabinet Storage Quantities
Flammable cabinet requirements are the same between OSHA and NFPA, but the maximum allowable quantities (MAQs) of flammable and combustible may differ between the two organizations. According to OSHA 1910.106(d)(3), up to 60 gallons of Category 1, 2 or 3 flammable liquids (flashpoints < 73.4 F to 140 F) may be stored in a single cabinet. These fire cabinets from Eagle are great choices for this purpose. Up to 120 gallons of Category 4 liquids (flashpoint 140 F – 199.4 F) may be stored in a single fire cabinet.
According to the NFPA, the maximum storage capacity of a single fire cabinet to store all classes of flammable and combustible liquids is 120 gallons, based on MAQs. (However, employing safe storage options like safety cans and using a sprinkler system allows you to increase these MAQs.). The same large cabinets for flammable storage that meet OSHA requirements also meet NFPA requirements. The following quick reference guides match types of materials with their maximum storage quantities.
Rules allowing up to 60 gallons in a Flammable Cabinet
Rules allowing up to 120 gallons in a Single Fire Cabinet
*Boiling point may determine classification but will not affect safety cabinet requirements
Flammable Cabinet Construction
Eagle Fire Cabinet Features
NFPA and OSHA Requirements
Flammable Safety Cabinet Questions
Fire safety cabinets are designed to store various hazardous materials, such as flammable liquids, paint, gasoline and pesticides. Eagle flammable liquid cabinets come in different sizes and configurations to accommodate different volumes of hazardous materials. They can be designed to store small containers, such as bottles and cans, or large drums and tanks. In addition to storage, cabinets can also be used for the handling, mixing, and dispensing of hazardous materials, providing a safe and secure workspace for personnel. The following set of questions and answers help to understand what a flammable safety cabinet is, and what to look for when it comes to capacity, construction and compliance.
What is a flammable cabinet?
Flammable cabinets store flammable or combustible liquids safely. Eagle OSHA and NFPA 30 compliant fire cabinets are designed to offer safe, dependable protection from flammable liquids. Eagle fire cabinets may prevent fires and smother flames when used in combination with flammable liquid safety cans.
What is special about flammable liquid cabinets?
Flammable safety cabinets are specially engineered to safely store a wide range of dangerous liquids, and feature reinforced double-wall, 18-gauge steel construction and self-latching doors that will segregate flammable and combustible liquids from potential ignition sources. All Eagle fire cabinets meet OSHA 1910 and NFPA 30 requirements and are available capacities of 2 to 110 gallons.
Does a flammable cabinet need to be vented?
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code 30 does not require flammable storage cabinets to be vented. However, always check with Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) regarding state or local regulations to learn if ventilation is required.
What is the best place to store flammable and combustible liquids?
The best place to store flammable and combustible liquids safely is in a fire cabinet in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated storage area. Keep it away from sources of ignition and exits, but ensure its contents are labeled properly and accessible by first responders in case of emergency.