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Hazmat Safety Storage Cabinets Buying Guide

If you use hazardous materials in your classroom or shop, it's important to store them properly. Choosing the right hazmat storage cabinet can be tough; here are a few things to consider:

  • Flammability
  • Capacity
  • Certifications
  • Flammability
    In the US, a flammable liquid is defined as one with a flashpoint (the lowest point at which it vaporizes) below 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and a combustible liquid has a flashpoint between 100 and 200 degrees. These materials are divided into three classes, ranging from Class I, with a flashpoint below 73 and Class III, with a flashpoint of 200 or more. Hazmat storage is generally designed to regulate temperature to keep materials stable. When shopping, make sure to identify the class of your materials and find a cabinet suitable for them. Most of our hazmat storage is certified for Classes I – III.

    Capacity
    When buying cabinets and shelving, it's easy to overlook weight capacity. Hazardous materials often come in durable, heavyweight containers and liquids like paint and ink can be quite heavy. Most of our cabinets have a 500-pound capacity per shelf.

    Certifications
    By shopping for hazmat storage, you obviously want to be as safe as possible. When choosing your cabinet, pay attention to its certifications; you'll want to make sure it's up to code in all the important areas. Most of our cabinets are certified by the NFPA (The National Fire Protection Association) and OSHA (The Occupational Safety and Health Administration).

    Take a look at our Hazmat Safety Storage Cabinets. You'll find a variety to choose from – if you'd like help making your decision, just give us a call at 1-800-260-2776; we're always happy to assist you.

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