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Internal Solvent Storage in the UK and New BS EN 14470-1. Safety Cabinets

Feb 09 2010

A brochure is available from Labtex explaining recent major changes on internal solvent storage guidelines, and the solutions they offer.

Cabinets designed and built to comply with BS EN 14470-1 offer vastly superior protection over single or double wall steel cabinets to BS476.

These cabinets minimise the risks associated with storing flammable substances by protecting the contents for a known and tested length of time (fire rating). For the first time consideration has been given to the time
required not only for personnel to leave the room/area in the case of a fire, but also for the emergency services to gain access to the workplace before stored flammable materials contribute to an uncontrollable blaze.

Fire resistance is defined as the time taken for the temperature inside a cabinet to increase by 180K at any measured internal point. As a result each cabinet can be classified as Type 15, 30, 60 or type 90. During the design process all cabinets offered by Labtex have been successfully tested in accordance with BS EN 14770-1 and certified by an independent materials testing institute.

Cabinets are available in numerous sizes and configurations with folding doors, wing doors, shelves, drawers.

Fire resistant gas cylinder and drum cabinets and well as storage solutions for other hazardous materials complete the range.


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