Welcome to the Chemical Storage website!
Welcome to the Chemical Storage website. Here you will find everything you need to know about chemical storage and dangerous goods packaging. One of the most important issues when dealing with chemicals is what material the chemical storage tank is composed of. It is critical that the material used is resistant to any substances it will contain. It should also be able to function within the substance’s mechanical parameters i.e. it’s corrosive, erosive, pressure and temperature. These chemical storage tanks may be subjected to extreme cold, heat, vacuum, pressure, as well the nature of the chemical being stored, potentially meaning corrosiveness or acidity. The producer of the chemical will usually advise what conditions are required for its storage so follow their advice carefully.
A good suggestion when storing big amounts of chemicals would be to have a secondary system in place in case of accidental spills or leaks. They could include catch or drip-trays, preventive barriers and extra areas to prevent the liquid from escaping. These will prevent any dangerous spills from reaching inhabited areas or water supplies where they could have potentially fatal consequences. Of course they can also save you lots of money in the long run, which you might incur due to fines and prosecution, bigger insurance premiums, clean-up costs and loss of resources and production.
Another issue with chemical storage is that chemicals which react together should be kept far apart. In the event of a spill these could combine and the reaction could have catastrophic results. If you have any questions about Chemical Storage, please get in touch.