What is a storage cabinet?

Safety cabinets are used to protect users and, at the same time, to store flammable chemicals in the workplace. All cabinets are used to protect hazardous substances (flammable, corrosive, toxic…) and are flame-retardant for 30 minutes (type 30) or 90 minutes (type 90). In companies and laboratories, this type of furniture plays a major role in providing protection against any incident, as well as preventing environmental pollution at all times. When it comes to safety, it’s advisable to classify contents by level of hazardousness, and to choose the safety cabinet that best matches the quantity of substance to be stored.

Storage technology with safety cabinets

The use of safety cabinets helps to control the work area and guarantee hygiene, as it is important to have spill-proof and leak-proof equipment. Consequently, and thanks to its usefulness, the operator can rely on tools that offer reliability in the environment, so certain storage techniques must be employed to take advantage of its use, which are:

  • Analyze the contents of safety cabinets. It’s important to have this type of furniture, as it can protect any type of substance, such as explosives, flammables, substances, corrosives, among others.
  • Know the procedures for storing chemicals.
  • Choose between indoor and outdoor safety cabinets, depending on your needs.
  • Know how to install cabinets safely, following installation, ventilation, signage and lighting guidelines.
  • Protect products with fireproof cabinets.
  • Reduce risks when storing hazardous substances.

It is therefore reduced to calculating the minimum necessary to guarantee the existence of the stored products without being exceeded, as it can endanger workers and the workstation in the event of an accident. Furthermore, it’s important to have environmentally-friendly equipment that protects against flammable products and substances, and safety storage cabinets meet all these requirements.

Tips for storing substances in safety cabinets

Safety cabinets are ideal for storing and protecting chemicals. They feature secure compartments to protect against risk factors, and are fitted with safety locks. The key to maintaining total safety through the use of cabinets lies in the following: isolating products from the rest, with identification by all persons working in the area, separating incompatible substances, showing the different types of substances, organizing them by type and identifying those that are incompatible, in order to keep them separate.

In addition, they must be kept in suitable containers, in places protected from sunlight, low temperatures or bad weather, to prevent them from deforming. In the case of hazardous chemicals, the container must be approved. Large quantities of flammable substances should not be stored in laboratories, workshops or printing works, as they are highly dangerous. In short, the workplace must be equipped with a safety cabinet for handling and storing hazardous substances.

Kalstein explosion-proof cabinets

At Kalstein, we have the most comprehensive technology in formed equipment to meet all our customers’ requirements. We offer a variety of safety storage cabinets that provide environmental reliability and offer safety to operators against any accidents, and in this case, the YR model explosion-proof cabinets are ideal and have very attractive general features, such as: Environmental protection spray, strong insulation. Three-point hitch, double locking. Adjustable, high-capacity laminate. Electrostatic grounding, safety update. Three colors, each with its own characteristics. Adjustable fire ventilation on both sides of the cabinet body, with adjustable valves that can be turned to control air volume and reduce the risk of harmful gases accumulating in the cabinet.

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