We have spaces for handling, loading, unloading and storage of corrosives.loading, unloading and storage of corrosives.
Storage of Corrosive Substances
Corrosive materials are understood to be any product which, due to its chemical action, causes serious injuries such as skin and eye injuries, all of which may be irreversible or, in the event of leakage, causes material damage to goods, including metal goods, destroying other goods or means of storage and transport. The heading of this class also refers to materials which only produce a corrosive liquid when in contact with water or which, with the natural humidity of the air, produce corrosive vapors or mists.
We have a specialized and professional storage service for corrosive products that cIt complies with APQ-10 regulations in relation to this type of material. Corrosive products may be stored together without restrictions as long as they do not react with each other (e.g. acidic products with alkaline products). In case of incompatibility, at least separate retention basins shall be provided.
Advantages of Storing Corrosive Substances with us
Strategic location improves accessibility and business competitiveness.
Responsible hazard management prevents risks.
Appropriate packaging ensures product safety and quality.
The counselor ensures regulatory compliance and business credibility.
Storage regulations for corrosive substances
In Spain, regulations on the storage of corrosive substances are governed by.
Royal Decree 656/2017 of June 23.
, which approves the Regulation on the storage of chemical products and its complementary technical instructions MIE APQ 0 to 10.
These technical instructions establish the minimum technical minimum technical requirements for the construction, operation, maintenance and control of chemical storage facilities, including corrosive substances.including corrosive substances.
Some of the main regulations that must be complied with in Spain for the storage of corrosive substances are as follows:
- Identification and classification of corrosive substances according to their hazardousness.
- Storage in specific premises, separated from other incompatible substances and provided with adequate ventilation systems.
- Use of approved containers and packaging suitable for the substance stored, with the corresponding labeling.
- Have fire protection systems, such as fire extinguishers or fire detection systems.
- Personnel handling the substances must be trained and qualified for their correct handling and storage.
- Carry out periodic inspections of installations and equipment, and perform adequate maintenance.
Storage of Corrosive Liquids
The storage of corrosive liquids is a vital function of any industry that requires the use of acids. All these materials should be kept away from the high temperatures of an oven or other heating device. If these liquids are not stored correctly, can cause serious damage to the equipment and the surrounding environment.. Since the storage of corrosive liquids is necessary for the proper operation of various industries, it is crucial that storage tanks are designed in such a way that can withstand extreme temperature fluctuations and keep the liquids contained in them. In fact, most storage tanks are made of reinforced steel to withstand temperature fluctuations and the corrosive effects of liquids.
The vapors emissions created during combustion with oxygen are very dangerous and harmful to humans. Therefore, extreme caution must be taken with their treatment and storage, using containers to safely store these liquids. The use of containers specially designed to hold liquids and corrosive substances will prevent any type of accident.. These liquids are especially dangerous because if mixed, they can react with each other, producing poisonous gases that can be very dangerous if inhaled. Containers of corrosive liquids must be used properly at all times to ensure total safety.
Storage of corrosive or flammable liquids in closed containers should be strictly followed and all precautions should be taken to avoid accidental leakage. This safety measure is absolutely essential, glass or plastic containers should be used as they are the most suitable for containing corrosive liquids.. As mentioned above, one of the main hazards of storing corrosive liquids is the inhalation of their vapors. In case of spills, vapors tend to spread throughout the work area. Depending on the concentration, vapors can cause serious problems if inhaled over a long period of time. Therefore, it is highly recommended to keep a separate room for the storage of these chemicals, especially if there is a danger of spillage.
Requirements for Storage of Corrosive Substances
The most important requirements when storing corrosive liquids are as follows:
The following checks shall be performed annually:
- Perform a visual check of the condition of storage materials
- Check wall condition and thicknesses
- Check vents
- Checking the hoses
- Every five years the thicknesses of metal containers and pipes shall be measured.
The following general checks will be performed on:
- Fixed vessels
- Distances between installations and between vessels
- Mobile containers
- Loading and unloading facilities
- Effluent treatment