DENIOS hazardous material depots are designed for storing smaller containers and low quantities of drums, offering efficient protection and safety in a small space and are ideal for installation outdoors.
Maintenance of fire-resistant cabinets for hazardous substances
For the storage of flammable liquids in workrooms, a fire protection cabinet is required that meets the strict requirements of EN 14470-1. To ensure that your hazardous substances cabinet complies with these requirements in the long term, regular maintenance including a fire protection usability test is required.
Whitepaper 3 strategies for efficient hazmat storage
Find out how you can achieve greater added value with hazardous materials depots from DENIOS and, in addition to safety-relevant factors, also realise optimum space utilisation and efficient workflows for hazardous materials storage.
Thermotechnology - A concise guide to climate controlled storage
How can thermotechnology help your business?
Find out more about how harnessing thermotechnology-based solutions can work to improve your business operations. Understand which solution best fits your your needs: heated containers, hot boxes, air-conditioned storage, heated jackets or heating bases for drums and IBCs.
Fire-rated cabinets for ATEX zones - What do I need to know
Within DSEAR, an explosive atmosphere is defined as a mixture of dangerous substances with air, under atmospheric conditions, in the form of gases, vapours, mist or dust in which, after ignition has occurred, combustion spreads to the entire unburned mixture. You need to carry out a risk assessment to determine if your storage cabinet needs to be zoned as a hazardous area. Where there are flammable vapours present any electrical equipment that is installed needs to be ATEX rated.
Environmental laws and industry regulations require businesses and workshops that store fuels and other hazardous chemicals in liquid form onsite to use bunded storage solutions. To understand the importance of using bunded storage cabinets, it is essential to have knowledge of the utility of these drum bunds.
Bunded drum storage solutions use a bund liner that tends to act as a spill reservoir. This liner ensures the safe storage of potentially hazardous liquid chemicals. Without storage solutions such as these, there is always a risk of chemical leakage that can contaminate the soil as well as the groundwater. This results in dire consequences for business operations, particularly in the case of a farming enterprise that stores chemical pesticides onsite.
What are the recommendations?
The Pollution Prevention Guidelines (PPG), issued by the Environment Agency of England and Wales, recommends the usage of drum storage for hazardous materials as a good practice. As per the PPG guidelines, if you are causing pollution or allowing it to occur, then this is a criminal offence. The use of bunded storage solutions can protect you and your workshop from any litigation issues relating to environmental damage.
The drum storage solutions offered by DENIOS UK all meet the necessary recommendation issued by PPG, which ensures that using our storage solutions can prevent the risk of legal charges.
Where can you use bunded drum storage solutions?
DENIOS UK bunded storage solutions for drums and other small containers are ideal for the outdoors as well as inside your workshop premises. There is a wide range of storage drums and bunded stores available to meet different space requirements. Based on the chemical that you intend to store as well as the area where you would like to install the storage solution, you can choose from the products that we have available.
Which model do I need – PE or steel for drums or small containers?
This highly depends on the type of potentially hazardous material that you need to store. Typically, the material of the bund drum storage solutions should be resistant to the material stored in the drum bunds. To make it easy for you to choose the right drum bund material, you can follow this rule of thumb – for all materials and liquids that are flammable or may contaminate water or soil, it is best to use steel bunded storage. Examples of such materials are oils, paints and varnishes. DENIOS UK offers drum storage solutions such as the Galvanized Hazardous Material Station 4 and the Drum Storage Unit P2-R, both of which work in such cases based on the chemical or liquid that you intend to store.
For aggressive chemicals such as acids and alkali substances, polyethylene (PE) bunded drum storage solutions are ideal. As PE is a non-corrosive substance, products such as the PolySafe-Depot Typ C 4 Drums are a great solution for storage of these chemicals.
Having the right bunded drum storage solutions will not only prevent contamination of the potentially hazardous materials that you are storing onsite but will also safeguard your workshop and premises from any risks due to the accidental spilling of these substances. Contact DENIOS UK for the best storage solutions today. Our bunded drum storage solutions come with a 30-day return policy, free delivery and up to a four-year warranty