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  • Positioning of Flammable and Corrosive Goods Storage Cabinets

    Posted on: 26, Aug
    Safely store small quantities of Flammable and Corrosive goods. How to safely store small quantities of Flammable and Corrosive goods.

    When risk assessing the separation distances between chemical stores the following guidelines should be referenced:

    AS1940 Table: 2.1

    AS3780 Table: 2.1

    AS1940 Table 4.1 determines the separation distance based on volume:

    AS1940 The storage and handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids:

    1.4.46 On-site protected place

    A building where people are employed within the property boundary, including offices, warehouses, manufacturing or processing areas, amenities and other dangerous goods stores where quantities exceed minor storage.


     4.3.1 Separation distances for package stores

    When determining the location for a package store, factors such as infrastructure, firefighting resources, fire brigade access and automation need to be considered.

    A store for packages of flammable or combustible liquids shall be located in accordance with the following requirements:

    (b) The minimum separation distance to any on-site protected place shall be as given in Table 4.1, but need not exceed—

    (i) 15 m for flammable liquids

    Table: 4.1

    Allowable:           Packaging Group I & II    Quantities below 100 litres        Unrestricted

    Packaging Group III         Quantities below 500 litres         Unrestricted


    AS3780 The storage and Handling of Corrosive Substances:

    1.4.19 On-site protected place

    A building where people are employed within the property boundary of the installation, including warehouses, manufacturing or processing areas, amenities or other dangerous goods stores where quantities exceed minor storage.

    Table: 4.1

    Note:    Where separation distances are applied to on-site protected places that are an integral part of the storage, processing or handling of corrosive substances, such distances may be reduced subject to appropriate risk identification, assessment and control.

  • What type of Chemical Storage Cabinet do I need for my Corrosives?

    Posted on: 02, Jun
    Justrite Polyethylene Chemical Cabinet Justrite Polyethylene Chemical Cabinet 60 L for the most corrosive chemicals

    We receive a lot of questions from clients asking to clarify what is the best Corrosive Storage Cabinet for their needs.

    The two main considerations are:-

    1. How corrosive the chemicals are, that will be placed in the cabinet?
    2. What size do you need the cabinet to be, to store your corrosive goods safely and securely near where you need them

    The two main types of Justrite Chemical Cabinets for Corrosives are:-

    1. The Justrite Sure-Grip Ex steel cabinets with polyethylene shelf liners offer corrosion and fire protection in a wide variety of sizes (including 30, 60, 100, 160 & 250 L models)
    2. For superior corrosion protection from acid vapours (such as Phenol, Sulphuric Acid, Nitric Acid and others with highly corrosive vapours), the Justrite Polyethylene Chemical Cabinets are the answer and they are available in 30 or 60 L sizes. These cabinets are commonly used in laboratories where lab technicians can store the chemicals close at hand.

    If you require a larger size Polyethylene Corrosive cabinet, then BIG Safety supplies the Polystore Polyethylene Chemical Cabinets. These are available in 50, 100 (single or double compartment), 150  and 200 L (single or double compartment) cabinets.

    Acid & Base Chemical Cabinet 100 L Polystore Corrosive Cabinet. 2 x 50 L compartments
  • Keep Damage from Corrosive Liquids in check with specially designed Chemical Cabinets for Laboratories

    Posted on: 16, May

    Research environments using several different types of chemicals have special storage requirements. Whether using acids, bases or solvents, it is critical that incompatible liquids are segregated to avoid disastrous explosions or fire. (See eye candy video below about incompatible water that goes boom)

    Additionally, it is important to know chemical compatibility as it relates to the construction materials for the cabinet itself. The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) should be reviewed to determine chemical characteristics and recommended storage practices.

    With the most extensive selection of cabinet types and sizes specifically designed to address corrosive storage concerns, Justrite Chemical cabinets has just what the job requires.

    In Australia, BIG Safety supplies two main types of Justrite Corrosive Chemical Cabinets:-

    Steel Chemicals Cabinets with Polyethylene Shelf liners - Steel cabinets are ideal for flammable corrosives as they have all of the features of Justrite's market leading safety cabinets, with the added benefit of polyethylene shelf trays and a unique powder coat paint for chemical resistance.

    Polyethylene Corrosive Cabinets - The all polyethylene construction provides solid protection against leaks. Chemically inert, linear low density polyethylene offer maximum resistance against corrosion and rust.

    24160 - Justrite Polytheylene Chemical Cabinet Justrite Polyethylene Corrosive cabinet for chemicals such as Phenol, Nitric Acid, Sulphuric Acid or other substances with highly corrosive vapours.

    What happens when a man throws sodium metal into water. (30 secs) Tick, Tick, Tick boom.


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