Safe storage for your oil and lubricants is important
Items stored should be in a separate, dedicated, locking steel storage shed to store all the flammables. The storage shed considered should:
- Be a separate building away from the main building
- Controlled by the storeroom with inventories managed
- All Materials identified with hazardous markings (MSDS)
- Recommended sizes include:
20 foot long Metal shipping container
Pre-Fabricated metal shed about 20 x 10' ( with flame retardant)
- Racks can be used to store oils and lubricants, with drains so that any oil that leaks can be captured.
- The building is ventilated to allow air intake and outtake.
- Note: If there is a low combustible temperature, and there is a possibility of being reached during the summer, then temperature controls need to be put in place.
- Storeroom issues bulk oil in smaller containers, keeping track of the inventory levels for replenishment
Lubricants and other flammables that can be stored include: Kerosene, Fuel Canisters, Gas Cans, Paint, Cleaners, Degreasers, Thinners, Decontamination fluids, Oils of all descriptions, etc.
Tip Provided by: Dan Dewald, CPIM
Phone number: +1 843.414.5767