A safer working environment equals a more productive working environment and because it’s not as easy as getting one or two pieces of protective equipment, rather a long range of products. Especially, when it comes to secondary contaminant systems, as their use depends on many factors. Although regulations are a must here, a bit of understatement about some of the “starter-pack” products can simplify your choices and thus the final decision.
These cages are made from steel, with some having zinc finishes added to them as they are needed to store some really dangerous substances, like Aerosol. These type of cages are used to store solvents, polyethylene-degrading liquids and fuels, but not in high-humidity or high-corrosive places and as with most spill control products, storage cases are best when there is a need for grounding/ bonding points and in places where extreme temperatures are involved.
Containment pallets are probably the most versatile amongst spill control products, because not only are they easily operated by forklifts and pallet trucks, they are also easy to get reassembled according to your facilities needs. Pallets are made of polyethylene which makes them best when there is a need for an additional surface, where reactive or corrosive chemicals are stored or if there’s steel corrosion in high-humidity environments. They are also a great alternative if you can’t afford to spend on a dedicated containment room. Containment pallets are also good for use where there aren’t extreme temperatures present and when there’s no need for grounding/ bonding points.
Flammable Liquids Cabinet
Sometimes called dangerous goods cabinets, have a high-quality construction covered with zinc-coated steel sheeting, and a powder coat finish which makes it highly resistant to splashes and spills. The cabinet door is equipped with a door control closure system which has a stainless steel pin hinging, for a more accurate and reliable closing of the door. With this type of cabinet, you will need to seek some expert advice about handling the build-up of flammable vapours meets necessary regulations, and if the cabinet you are getting complies with the AS 1940-2004 standard.
If you want forklifts or carts to have access to your secondary containment area, make sure you put flexible foam-like bunding. This type of bunding is soft enough to soak in, the fluid but also strong enough to go back to its original shape without making it hard for the forklift to go over it. The bunding usually comes in a bright yellow and its made out of heavy duty PVC for added durability, while it is also very easy to install which caters to almost any type of traffic. The foam is also encased so there’s no deterioration and mould.