How Much Is A Chemical Storage Container?

Originally published January 5, 2022 10:42:42 PM, updated January 19, 2022

Are you searching for an affordable chemical storage container? When it comes to storing bulk quantities of hazardous chemicals such as flammable liquids, toxic substances and corrosives, the safest option is choosing a chemical storage container. Designed and constructed to meet the requirements of the Australian Standards, your chemical storage container offers a range of risk control measures to reduce the risk of fire, explosion, chemical spills, environmental damage and human harm. However, with an array of options on the market, you may need some assistance deciding which Dangerous Goods container you’re going to choose. So, to make things that little bit easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of our chemical storage containers and their features — as well as the all-important cost per litre of storage. Use this information to help you select a Dangerous Goods container that will suit the needs of your business.

But before we get into all the details, let’s check out some other queries that you may have when you’re looking to buy a hazardous chemical storage container.

Is The Chemical Container Compliant?

When it comes to storing Dangerous Goods, compliance is everything. With each class of Dangerous Goods comes a unique set of risks. To effectively control these risks, you need the appropriate risk control measures in place in all areas of your business that handle or store hazardous chemicals. .

By choosing a compliant DG container, you’re investing in a product that’s been specifically constructed to meet stringent Australian Safety Standards. Therefore, you’re buying a chemical container that will help your business protect your people, property and the environment from the many risks associated with storing bulk quantities of hazardous chemicals.

STOREMASTA manufactures and sells 4 different types of chemical storage containers including:

  • Miniseries Containers – a heavy duty cabinet that can store up to 850 litres of hazardous chemicals in the outdoor environment.
  • Chemical Drum Containers – an outdoor drum storage container that’s been constructed for the storage of oil drums, fuel drums and chemical drums.
  • Bunded IBC Stores – this bunded IBC storage container provides spill containment for your IBC chemicals.
  • Relocatable DG Storage Containers – Made for harsh outdoor conditions, these walk in DG containers are ideal for any outdoor setting including construction and mining sites.

Unlike some other companies which may simply modify shipping containers, each type of outdoor storage container is specifically designed and manufactured to meet Australian Standards.

Our chemical containers are manufactured to provide compliant storage for bulk quantities of:

  • Class 3 Flammable Liquids
  • Class 5.1 Oxidising Agents
  • Class 5.2 Organic Peroxides
  • Class 6.1 Toxic Substances
  • Class 8 Corrosive Substances

Whatever class of Dangerous Goods that your business is carrying, we have the compliant chemical container to suit your needs.

What Quality Assurance Does The Manufacturer Offer?

While we’ve highlighted the importance of choosing a compliant container, you must also consider the quality of the product that you’re investing in.

As an Australian manufacturing business, we have been engineering and constructing Dangerous Goods storage solutions for almost three decades. All our products meet Australian Safety Standards and have an ISO 9001 quality certification. You’ll also enjoy extra peace-of-mind with our 5 year warranty.

Our team takes pride in ensuring the highest quality standards from our original designs to our seamless production and dedicated service. When you choose STOREMASTA, you’re benefiting from our extensive knowledge in Dangerous Goods storage and our end-to-end risk management approach.

We also provide the convenience of custom-made products designed to suit your exact specifications. STOREMASTA also offers a full range of parts and accessories to complement our range.

 How Much Is A Chemical Storage Container?

Before you purchase any Dangerous Goods storage equipment, we always recommend that you conduct a risk assessment to ensure that you’re adequately covering your business from chemical risks such as fire, explosion, asphyxiation, human harm or environmental damage.

If you’re looking for a cost-effect chemical storage container, check out the below list to see the average retail price (estimated per litre of storage) for our Miniseries range of chemical containers.

While the control measures on the outdoor Miniseries are relevant to the Dangerous Goods category of the chemicals that they are holding, the price is the same for the Miniseries for Class 3 Flammable Liquids, Class 5.1 Oxidising Agents, Class 5.2 Organic Peroxides and Class 6.1 Toxic Substances. However, Class 8 Corrosive Substances feature a different average retail price due to the extra control measures that they offer.

Price Guide For Outdoor Miniseries – Flammable Liquids, Oxidising Agents, Organic Peroxides, Toxic Substances*

These outdoor stores are manufactured in conformance with the applicable Australian Standard for your class of Dangerous Goods. They feature a durable steel construction, cambered roof for rainwater runoff, ISO locking bars and louvres to assist with natural ventilation.

All our Miniseries Dangerous Goods stores come equipped with forklift channels, so they can be quickly and safely relocated. They are suitable for a wide range of workplaces, as well as remote sites.

80 L $20.95
160 L $11.78
250 L $8.62
250 L $8.83
350 L $8.22
450 L $8.03
650 L $6.73
850 L $6.58

Price Guide For Outdoor Miniseries – Class 8 Corrosive Substances*

Are you storing corrosive substances in bulk? Our outdoor chemical containers are manufactured to meet the requirements of AS 3780:2008 and offer features including PVC spill trays on shelves, natural ventilation, easy access doors and ISO locking bars for security.

80 L $25.05
160 L $14.05
250 L  $11.20
250 L (model PR251-8) $10.85
350 L $10.29
450 L $9.68
650 L $8.07
850 L $7.89


*These estimated retail prices are accurate at the time of publishing and every effort has been made to ensure that this blog is revised whenever there is a change in the prices or product range.

Chemical Storage Containers from Just $6.58/L

As you can see from our price break down, some of our chemical storage containers start at just $6.58 per litre of storage. Remember, the Miniseries range is just one of the types of chemical storage containers that we manufacture. If you would like to learn more about this type of container, or you’re interested in finding out more about our chemical drum containers, bunded IBC stores or relocatable Dangerous Goods storage containers, check out our full outdoor chemical storage range here.

Before you purchase or upgrade your chemical containers, it’s always a good idea to conduct a risk assessment. Our in-house risk management methodology IDENTIFY – ASSESS – CONTROL – SUSTAIN will take you step-by-step through the process so you can identify, assess, control and sustain any chemical risks. Find out more about this methodology by accessing our eBook, Controlling Risks Associated With Hazardous Chemicals. Our free guide will detail the Hierarchy of Controls and introduce you to the various types of controls that you can implement and manage in your own workplace. Get your copy today to learn more about reducing risk with safe, compliant chemical storage.

Controlling Risks Associated with Hazardous Chemicals

Walter Ingles

Walter Ingles Compliance Specialist

Walter is STOREMASTA’s Dangerous Goods Storage Specialist. He helps organisations reduce risk and improve efficiencies in the storage and management of dangerous goods and hazardous chemicals.

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