Versatile, safe and useful. DENIOS fire resistant cabinets for flammable materials and liquids offer a broad range of fire rated solutions. You’ll find a comprehensive choice of flammable cabinets that meet the hazardous material storage requirements such as the control of substances hazardous to health under COSHH. We offer you safety cabinets that are fire rated from 15 to 90 minutes in accordance with EN 14470-1, or that have been FM-certified fire resistance in accordance with the American NFPA and OSHA standards.
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The European standard 14470-1 came into force in 2004. This standard regulates the construction and testing requirements for fireproof cabinets with fire protection for the storage of flammable liquids in the workplace.
If you would like to know more about the European standard EN 14470-1, please visit this page.
Why install a certified fire rated safety cabinet?
Using DENIOS fire rated safety cabinets, you can store your flammable substances such as paints, varnishes, release agents, oils and cleaners safely and in accordance with legal requirements. Furthermore, these cabinets fulfill the particular requirements for fire and explosion protection.
A flammable cabinet offers the option to store chemicals directly at the workplace, in workshops or laboratories. It can even be installed in a corridor, provided that the escape routes remain wide enough for your staff and the fire brigade.
By decentralising your chemical storage, you save time in storage and limit the risks when transporting these products. Remember, the fire performance of a certified safety cabinet is the same as that of a permanent building. By storing your flammable products inside a fire cabinet, you give your staff more time to leave the premises and the fire brigade more time to respond safely.
Each DENIOS fire resistant cabinet is equipped according to your needs. Optional extras include drawers, extra shelves, shelves with retention trays, self-closing doors and door locks. For your safety, the doors will close in the event of a fire.
DENIOS flammable cabinets are made of only the highest quality materials. The chemically resistant plastic coating provides optimum corrosion protection.
Flammable products are extremely dangerous and must therefore be stored according to special regulations and standards. This imposes strict specifications for the storage of flammable substances in fusible containers. For this specific type of storage, DENIOS offers REI 120 solutions with 100% retention.
Advantages of certified flammable cabinets:
Approved by an external body and compliant with legislation (EN 14470)
High fire resistance (15 to 90 minutes)
Certified fire resistance, important for insurers
Numerous combinations of shelves, shelving units and drawers possible
Classic hinged doors or folding doors to save space in front of the cabinet
Automatic door closure in case of fire
Integrated retention bins
The DENIOS G-1201 safety cabinet is a perfect example, the classic in the hinged door safety cabinet range. This safety cabinet, with external dimensions of 1200 x 600 x 1970 mm (W x D x H), is equipped as standard with all the features of a modern 90-minute fire resistant safety cabinet. This safety cabinet is particularly attractive as it offers you excellent price/performance ratio.
The new generation fire protection cabinet
A new design and an attractive visual appearance improve the compatibility of the safety cabinets with the storage location. The new concept of the two-colour fire protection cabinet (coloured doors and anthracite body) offers customisation of the cabinet and a modern appearance.
The safety cabinet impresses with its extremely robust construction. Its doors also remain in position at every angle of opening. In the event of a fire, an automatic door closing system makes the DENIOS cabinets even more secure.
And of course, these safety cabinets have a fire protection rating of 15 to 90 minutes in accordance with EN 14470-1.
Modern design - a flammable cabinet that matches your colour sorting system
The fire cabinets have an anthracite body and the doors are available in seven colours at no extra cost: white, grey, silver, green, blue, safety yellow and red. The new robust textured finish offers greater resistance to impact and dirt.
Convenient size - A fire rated safety cabinet that gives you flexibility
The safety cabinets are available in widths of 60, 90 and 120 cm. The optimised height allows the cabinet to be moved underneath conventional doors by pallet truck or trolley. The integrated plinth makes it easier to transport the cabinets.
Thanks to the adjustable feet, even with the 60 cm wide model, the cabinet remains stable in all circumstances. A key lock is fitted as standard to each cabinet model, so that only authorised persons can access the hazardous substances. A red/green display indicates the closed status of the doors.
Expert advice - A fire resistant safety cabinet for better storage of high quantities of small containers
Do you need to store a lot of cans, aerosols, bottles or other small containers? We recommend investing in a safety cabinet with drawers. The small space between the drawers allows the cabinet to be equipped with more storage levels than a standard shelf cabinet. Why? You can pull out almost the entire depth of the drawer for easy access to products. The visibility is optimal and allows you to quickly take out the necessary product. In the event of a fire, the drawer retracts into the cabinet by itself and the doors close. Fire protection is guaranteed!
Safety cabinets with FM fire resistance
What is FM certification?
FM certification is a validation by an American accredited organisation that carries out tests for materials dedicated to the prevention of risks during the storage and handling of hazardous products.
This includes the testing of fire safety cabinets. They are tested according to the criteria set by the American NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards.
The criteria for FM certified cabinets:
Double wall construction with a minimum of 38 mm spacing
2-point locking doors
Integrated drip tray with a depth of at least 51 mm
Ventilation slots with flame arrestor
Possibility of earthing
The temperature inside the enclosure shall not exceed 163°C (325°F) during the 10 minute fire test. All joints, welds and doors must remain in place.
Smaller sized flammable safety cabinets
If your location requires a reduced height, fire rated safety cabinet with less storage capacity, use the small G-1200-F safety cabinet with its compact external dimensions of 1200 x 600 x 1300 mm (W x D x H). It is suitable, for example, for installation under a worktop or extractor hood.
This safety cabinet has the same standard features as its larger versions: the floor retention tray with perforated sheeting, height-adjustable shelf trays, automatic door lock and optional extras such as the door locking system, PE overlay tray or additional shelves. This makes the G-1200-F safety cabinet the perfect safety cabinet for small to medium storage requirements.
Is it necessary to install technical ventilation in a fire rated safety cabinet?
Do you notice a smell when you open the cabinet?
If the answer is yes. There is a risk of an explosive atmosphere forming inside the cabinet from the vapours escaping from your containers.
DENIOS flammable safety cabinets are equipped with air inlets and outlets so that a ventilation or filtration system can be connected. In a ventilated safety cabinet with closed doors, the air change rate per hour must ensure a flow rate at least equal to 10 times the volume of the cabinet, with a pressure drop not exceeding 150 Pa. The pressure inside and outside the enclosure shall be the same. The ventilation must be above the drip tray.
Please note that in order for the ventilation to work properly, the cabinet must be completely closed. If not, the ventilation or filtration will be done incorrectly and the risk for the user will remain.
Other storage options for hazardous materials
As well as flammable storage cabinets for hazardous materials, DENIOS UK also stocks other safety cabinets, including ones for chemical storage such as acid storage cabinets, a dispensing cabinet and a paint storage cabinet. These are designed to be used in warehouses, stores, laboratories and anywhere else where hazardous materials are kept.
For chemical storage, for instance, DENIOS UK has solutions for small volumes of greases, oils and chemicals, from bunded pallets and spill strays to cabinets. We also offer individual custom solutions related to hazardous materials storage technology, air technology, industrial sub-cleaning, technical safety rooms and thermotechnology, so we are able to accommodate even the most complex of requirements, and have provided SMEs and multinationals around the world with tailor-made solutions.
Our team of experts work with customers throughout the process from consultation, assessment and installation to give you confidence and assistance.
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