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A FLAMMABLE SAFETY CABINET YOU CAN DEPEND ON

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When it comes to choosing the right flammable safety cabinet, it’s critical to think about why flammable storage is important to you. Safety should always be the priority, but that shouldn’t mean that you have to compromise on convenience. As you shop around, it could be tempting to think, “aren’t all safety cabinets the same?” The simple answer is no. 

Expect More from Your Storage

Safety cabinets should be held to the same standard as any other storage solution built for the manufacturing world. After talking to customers and understanding their frustrations with safety products currently on the market, we decided there was a need for a safety line that lived up to the Strong Hold Standard. We combined heavy-duty steel with innovative design to provide a solution that won’t fail in your time of need—or any other day of the week.

Save Your Future Self the Headache

When talking to our customers, one of the biggest complaints about standard safety cabinets was the unreliable construction. Cabinets built with 18-gauge steel can’t withstand the daily abuse or constant wear-and-tear of a manufacturing environment. Strong Hold’s safety cabinets are built with 14-gauge steel (56% thicker than 18-gauge steel) to increase durability and strength. When you choose a cabinet you can depend on, you can focus your time and energy on more important things.

Don’t Compromise on Safety

Most cabinets in the safety market are difficult to relocate. Because they have no legs, they sit flush with the ground, making transportation nearly impossible. Customers end up leaving their safety cabinets on a wooden pallet, which violates both OSHA and NFPA Code 30 standards. Other cabinets have legs, but run the risk of tipping over when moved by a pallet jack or fork truck. Our forklift pockets provide the safest (and most convenient) way to transport your cabinet, so you and your employees can focus on finishing the job.

The Strong Hold Standard

Manufacturing is brutal. At Strong Hold, our products are built to last, which is why we back our Flammable Safety Cabinet with an industry-leading, 15-year warranty. Our warranty is a statement. A statement that proves you can depend on your Strong Hold product for years to come.

Simply put, the Strong Hold Flammable Safety Cabinet is stronger, safer, and better. Each feature was intentionally designed to increase durability and make your job easier. Experience the Strong Hold Standard and contact us today.

Author: Kara Lagree

Position: Marketing Specialist

Company: Strong Hold

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WORKPLACE SAFETY: THIS SOLUTION ELIMINATES UNNECESSARY MOVEMENT

This point-of-use flammable safety cabinet will change the way you store paints, chemicals, and other flammable liquids – right in your work area and at the tips of your fingers. Forget about long walks through your building to get what you need. This cabinet is designed to sit right on a workbench, utility cart, mobile stand, or in the back of your service van.

FEATURES OF STRONG HOLD’S POINT-OF-USE FLAMMABLE SAFETY CABINET:

  • All-welded steel body (no rivets, no screws, no tack welds)
  • Heavy-duty leaf hinges and 14-gauge doors that are 56% thicker than standard 18-gauge doors, making this cabinet suitable for both use and abuse
  • Features galvanized shelves and magnetic shelf labels to keep everything organized
  • Leak-proof sump area with drain for easy cleaning if spills happen
  • Designed and manufactured to NFPA code and OSHA standards
  • Industry leading 15-year warranty

Click here to read more about our flammable safety cabinets.

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WORKPLACE SAFETY: STORE FLAMMABLE PRODUCTS IN SAFETY CABINETS

The Strong Hold flammable safety cabinet provides a unique twist on storage solutions for your paints, chemicals, and other flammable liquids. We re-engineered everything you don’t like about your current flammable safety cabinet, making it stronger, more durable, safer, and easier to organize.

FEATURES OF STRONG HOLD’S FLAMMABLE SAFETY CABINET:

  • All-welded steel body (no rivets, no screws, no tack welds)
  • Heavy-duty leaf hinges and 14-gauge doors that are 56% thicker than standard 18-gauge doors, making this cabinet suitable for both use and abuse
  • Features galvanized shelves and magnetic shelf labels to keep everything organized
  • 7-gauge legs elevate the cabinet to keep stored items away from other combustible materials and to allow easy movement with a pallet jack
  • Leak-proof sump area with drain for easy cleaning if spills happen
  • Designed and manufactured to NFPA code and OSHA standards; FM Approval pending
  • Industry leading 15-year warranty

Click here to read more about our flammable safety cabinets.

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HOW TO STORE AEROSOL SPRAY CANS IN THE WORKPLACE

Aerosol spray cans are an invaluable tool in just about any workshop. Touch-up, clean-up, maintenance, insulation, and many other applications are made quicker and easier with these handheld, self-dispensing systems. However, the convenience and portability of aerosol spray cans can lead to negligent handling, creating a dangerous workspace environment. Fortunately, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has laid out exactly how aerosols should be identified and stored to keep your workers and facilities safe.

Aerosol spray cans work by using compressed gas as a propellant, therefore they need to be protected from potential punctures and high temperatures – especially if they contain a flammable component. According to OSHA (Standard 1910.106) aerosols are considered flammable if they contain one of the following:

  • Flammable Liquid – a liquid having a flash point* of not more than 199.4°F.
  • Flammable Gas – a gas having a flammable range with air at 68 °F and a standard pressure of 14.7 psi.
  • Flammable Solid – a solid which is a readily combustible solid, or which may cause or contribute to fire through friction.

* Flash point means the minimum temperature at which a liquid gives off vapor in sufficient concentration to form an ignitable mixture with air near the surface of the liquid.

AEROSOL FLAMMABLE CATEGORIES

Once an aerosol is identified as a flammable liquid, it is then divided into one of four categories:

  1. Category 1 shall include liquids having flashpoints below 73.4°F and having a boiling point at or below 95°F.
  2. Category 2 shall include liquids having flashpoints below 73.4°F and having a boiling point above 95°F.
  3. Category 3 shall include liquids having flashpoints at or above 73.4°F and at or below 140°F. When a Category 3 liquid with a flashpoint at or above 100°F is heated for use to within 30°F of its flashpoint, it shall be handled in accordance with the requirements for a Category 3 liquid with a flashpoint below 100°F.
  4. Category 4 shall include liquids having flashpoints above 140°F and at or below 199.4°F. When a Category 4 flammable liquid is heated for use to within 30°F of its flashpoint, it shall be handled in accordance with the requirements for a Category 3 liquid with a flashpoint at or above 100°F. When liquid with a flashpoint greater than 199.4°F is heated for use to within 30 °F of its flashpoint, it shall be handled in accordance with the requirements for a Category 4 flammable liquid.

STAY OSHA COMPLIANT

For a facility to be OSHA compliant, flammable aerosols must be stored in a cabinet that meets specific design, construction, and capacity requirements:

  • Category 1, 2, or 3 flammable liquids cannot exceed 60 gallons in a storage cabinet. Category 4 flammable liquids cannot exceed 120 gallons in a storage cabinet.
  • The internal temperature cannot exceed 325°F when subjected to a standardized 10-minute fire test (as set forth in Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials, NFPA 251-1969).
  • Storage cabinets must be conspicuously labeled, “Flammable – Keep Fire Away.”
  • The top, bottom, door, and sides of a metal storage cabinet must be at least No. 18 gauge sheet metal.
  • Storage cabinet must be double walled with 1½-inch air space.
  • The door must have a three-point lock.
  • The door sill must be raised at least 2 inches above the bottom of the cabinet.
  • The joints must be riveted, welded, or made tight by some equally effective means.

WE HAVE A SOLUTION FOR YOU

If you are looking for a cabinet that meets these stringent requirements, look no further than Strong Hold’s line of safety and hazardous storage cabinets. These storage cabinets use an all-welded, one-piece design to produce a solid, strong, and dependable industrial storage solution. Cabinets can be customized with pigeon hole dividers for aerosol spray cans or any other option to meet your precise needs. Strong Hold also offers safety cabinets that can ship within three days of your order, manufactured to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and OSHA requirements. Click here for more information.