Storing flammable equipment safely is critical for the protection of personnel and the environment. Fires and explosions can occur when flammable goods are not properly stored, causing significant damage to property and even loss of life. It is therefore essential to ensure that flammable equipment is stored in containers that comply with Australian Standards AS1940-2017.
These storage containers have a range of features that minimize the risk of fire and explosion. For example, they have double wall thermal barriers that create a space between the inner and outer walls to reduce the risk of heat transfer. They also have alloy contact points that eliminate any risk of sparks being generated.
Dual side vents in the containers allow for proper ventilation, reducing the build-up of flammable vapors. The containers also have optional earthing points and cables provided to ground the equipment and prevent static discharge.
Furthermore, polyethylene spill collection trays on each shelf and in the sump protect against accidental spills and leaks, preventing flammable liquids from reaching other areas of the site.
If you are unsure whether the containers on your site comply with these standards, contact SEPMAR today. Our team of experts can help you assess your current setup and provide you with solutions to ensure that your site is fully compliant with Australian regulations.
Don’t wait until it’s too late; contact SEPMAR today and rest assured that your site is safe and secure.