Choosing Chemical Storage Cabinets: Tips for First-Timers

Choosing chemical storage cabinets? Such a decision merits careful consideration, as these equipment are necessary not only for the safe handling of flammable or combustible liquids and substances in your facility, but also in satisfying legal and industrial standards. If it is your first time, there are a few things that you should particularly mind, so that you can find the right equipment for your facility, as well as other specific goals. Remember these tips.

 

Assess and identify the substances and chemicals that you need to handle

Handling dangerous chemicals is subject to classification, so it is important that you first define the specific materials that you will be working with. This is important to choosing the right type of cabinet, as each category corresponds to a certain class of equipment that is best designed for it. Also, ask for the safety data sheet of the cabinet so that you can better evaluate whether it is the right one for your facility and operations.

 

Check existing regulations for proper guidance

It is also critical that you keep within recommended and established guidelines, when choosing your chemical storage cabinets. We say ‘recommended’ and ‘established’, because there are regulations that are enforced all across countries, and there are additional points for consideration that the industry and the according agencies have put forth, to better guide facilities. Before poring through product catalogues, see to it that you spend some time looking up the right guidelines.

 

Choose a trusted product manufacturer

Finally, get your flammable liquid cabinets only from a trusted manufacturer. Your chosen company should have a long and solid track record of designing products according to the highest standards, as this plays a direct role in the resulting safety and functionality of the equipment. In addition, they should be able to provide excellent customer service, especially since you will require their guidance. And speaking of guidance, make sure that you ask as many questions as you need so that you can be guided by what you need to know when choosing your product, and when you’re about to install it.

If you’re going to need other safety accessories such as spill kits, it is also better to source them from one manufacturer. In this way, you can get treated to more comprehensive product support; if you will need their advice or assistance on anything concerning their products, you can hit two birds with one stone and get what you need faster.