Personally if the company who suffered from the ammonia leak came to me I would of offered them a secure unit with air conditioning. The reason being, their gas cylinders full of ammonia would have been kept at a controlled temperature I would of also suggested for the container to be lined with non-combustible spray foam insulation. I would have recommended putting a ventilation system that worked efficiently to control the air flow within the chemical store. This would help maintain the temperature within the chemical store without having any sudden temperature rises or drops. When it comes to ammonia, it is vital to make sure that the cylinders are not over heated. This will lead to the cylinder exploding and will cause the non-coloured gas to spread throughout the air, in turn causing people in the vicinity to inhale toxic fumes.
A bunded floor is something to definitely consider, for those storing any liquid chemicals that may spill, drip or even leak! The marine ply flooring is removed from the container and then replaced with the bund to hold any spillage. Bunds hold the maximum capacity of 110% so I’d say this is definitely a must if you were storing chemicals in your containers that may leak!
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Blog Post Written By Priya Virdi at Lion Containers (Chemical Stores) Ltd.