A University in Edinburgh approached Safety Storage Systems Ltd. looking for a safe storage solution for their waste chemicals. Our representative called to site to meet with the staff responsible for the Chemical Waste area, assess their storage needs and carry out a site survey.
The university required bunded secure storage for
- Waste Solvent in drums. Waste solvents would be transferred to larger drums in this area so atex extraction and anti-static grounding would be necessary.
- Empty waste drums.
- Waste powders and non flammable liquids.
Having surveyed the area, we proposed a 3 compartment Bunded Chemical Store:
Compartment 1 – Flammables. One hour fire protection to BS476 part 22. Walk-in bunded storage area with storage for 6 x 205 litre drums. Ramp for trolleys. Anti-static grounding kit, atex frost protection, atex lighting and atex extraction.
Compartment 2 – Empty drums. Bunded compartment for storage of empty waste drums and containers.
Compartment 3 – Waste powders and non flammable chemicals. Walk-in bunded storage area with storage for 6 x 205 litre drums. Ramp for trolleys. Anti-static grounding kit, lighting and extraction.
The Waste Chemical Store was manufactured in 4 weeks from approval of our drawings and delivered to site fully assembled. We provided a hiab to offload the store and place in position. All that was required was for the Universities elewctrical contractor to bring mains power to the distribution board on the store.
‘Delivery and installation of the new Chemical Storage Unit went really smooth. We’re all really happy with the unit in terms of quality and functionality’. Building Superintendent.