Flammable Safety Storage Cabinets
How would your organization be affected if a Fire Marshall or Building Inspector reported that you’re not in compliance with Flammable safety codes? Sure, there’d be the necessity to prepare a plan for correcting the deficiency – a lot of time and paperwork – and maybe there’d even be a fine.
But what about the possible impact on the cost of your P/C and Liability insurance; or, worst case, the denial of a claim for fire damage?
One of the leading causes of industrial fires is the improper storage of flammable liquids or materials. Sometimes that “improper storage” means the absence of a simple Self-Closing Mechanism on a Flammable Safety Cabinet. Storage of flammable and combustible liquids is regulated by the provisions of NFPA 30 and Chapter 57 of the IFC (International Fire Code) and various local codes.
If you purchase a safety cabinet for these locations you MUST purchase a self-closing model to comply with safety regulations.
States where Flammable Self-Closing Cabinets are Selectively Required
Depending on your county or town, you MAY HAVE TO purchase a self-closing model to comply with safety and/or Flammable regulations**.
There may be special considerations on your particular application it may be required to contact your local Fire Marshal.***
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
**This list is not all inclusive. Contact your local jurisdiction to find out your local requirements.
At Interstate Products our representatives will be sure to mention to you if you reside in a state that is known to have the Self-Closing Mechanism requirement. But remember to find out from your municipality about the applicable regulations that apply for flammable storage material or cabinets
Cabinet sizes include small 1 and 2 gallon sizes and range up to the popular 30 and 45 gallon cabinets as well as larger 60, 90 and 120 gallon cabinets. 55 Gallon Flammable Storage may also be found below.
Interstate products offers this information to the best of it’s knowledge. Interstate Products Inc. accepts no liability whatsoever for accuracy and always refers questions to the local governmental authorities in the in users area or the governing source of the information.
About the Author: Richard Eisenberg
Born in the early 1960s, Richard Eisenberg grew up in the age of the Apollo program and spent his youth following his father's notions of Environmental happenings going on in the Northeast United States. In 1969 the Cuyahoga River Fire captured Rich's attention; his understanding that water puts out a fire, how can fire exist in or on-top of the water? This question got Rich on a path of curiosity and Environmental awareness at a very early age.
"News about a burning river was a signal that something had gone very wrong with the environment."
William Kovarik, environmental policy historian and communications professor, Radford University
Since the early 1980's, Rich has worked in the Environmental Safety Solutions industry. Providing Environmental Solutions for Railroads, Shipping yards, Government & Civilian for Secondary Containment and Oil Leak Prevention throughout US, Canada, Mexico and many countries abroad.
"My experience in dealing with tens of thousands of applications of Spill Containment, Facility Protection, Safety & Storage as well as supervising a staff of individuals providing a multitude of product solutions allows me the ability to draw on a vast amount of projects to find the right products for the clients applications. As an added value for IPI Clients, we are able to draw upon our partners and network of brand name and experienced manufacturer's."
Rich Eisenberg, Founder / Owner Interstate Products, Inc.