How Much Is A Flammable Liquids Storage Cabinet?

Originally published January 3, 2022 11:31:58 PM, updated January 20, 2022

When you’re choosing storage for your Class 3 Flammable Liquids, you probably have a few key considerations that will make or break the deal. Whether it’s the quality of the cabinet or the price, it’s a good idea to understand all the options before you make your decision. In this blog, we’re making the search for your Dangerous Goods storage equipment easier, by listing the cost per litre of storage on our range of compliant flammable cabinets. You can use our data to inform your decision when you’re selecting a flammable liquids storage cabinet for your workplace or remote work site.

But first, let’s look at some of the other factors that you should take into consideration when you’re purchasing a flammable safety cabinet.

Compliant To Australian Standards

Each class of Dangerous Goods has specific guidelines for its handling and storage. At times, these requirements are adopted by policy makers and these requirements become law.

 In Australia, we’re guided by the Australian Standards when determining the safe and compliant way to handle and store Dangerous Goods. AS 1940:2017The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids is the Standard which outlines the requirements that dictate the safety standards which apply to all Australian organisations that carry Class 3 Flammable Liquids.

The Standard lists a range of requirements in Section 4.9 Storage In Storage Cabinets.

These requirements include details for the cabinet’s: 

  • Construction
  • Marking
  • Location
  • Exclusion of ignition sources
  • Storage

While it’s the responsibility of every Australian business to ensure that all requirements are met, the first step in achieving compliance is to choose a cabinet that’s been constructed to meet every requirement of AS 1940:2017.

These construction requirements include:

SHEET STEEL CONSTRUCTION

The walls, floor, door and roof shall be of double-walled sheet steel construction, with a space of at least 40 mm between the walls.

SEALED GAPS

Any gaps around the doors and into the space between the walls shall be sealed as far as is necessary to prevent the spread of flame or heat radiation.

SPILL CONTAINMENT COMPOUND

The inner base of the cabinet shall form a liquid-tight compound at least 150 mm deep, and shall be designed to prevent the compound from being used as a storage space. All leakage shall be directed into the lower compound.

PERFORATED SHELVING

Any shelves shall be perforated to permit free air movement, and shall be capable of carrying the maximum possible load.

SELF-CLOSING DOORS

All cabinet doors shall be self-closing, close-fitting and held shut automatically by catches at two or more points.

STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY IN EXTREME HEAT

The materials of any components that are critical to the cabinet’s structural integrity shall not melt at temperatures less than 850°C. Seals or gaskets are accepted, but avoid their use if their failure could affect the protective function of the cabinet.

There are also additional requirements regarding the construction of flammable liquids storage cabinets that exceed a 250 L capacityThe requirements for cabinets over 250 L include:

TOP OF CABINET

The top of the cabinet shall be no more than 2 m above floor level.

EXTERNAL SURFACES

All external surfaces shall be constructed from sheet steel at least 1 mm thick.

SPILL COMPOUND VOLUME

The cabinet’s lower compound shall be capable of holding at least 25% of the design capacity of the cabinet or the volume of the largest package able to be stored in the cabinet, whichever is the greater.

These cabinet construction requirements are designed to minimise the risks that stored flammable liquids pose. When you’re buying a safety cabinet to store your Class 3 Flammable Liquids, you must ensure that it’s constructed to meet the requirements of the Australian Standard. By choosing a compliant cabinet you’ll be creating a safer working environment — by minimising the risk of fire, explosion and human harm. You’ll also be taking the necessary safety precautions, so you can be confident that you’re meeting Work Health and Safety Regulations.

Quality, Australian-Made Flammable Cabinets

Another factor that you’re probably considering is the quality and reliability of your cabinet. After all, there’s no point buying an inferior product that won’t last as long or as well as a quality flammable cabinet.

While there may be some cabinets on the market that appear to be less expensive, we believe that choosing a quality flammable liquids storage cabinet is a smarter long-term investment that will be able to be used by your organisation for years or decades to come.

STOREMASTA is the only company in Australia that designs and manufactures flammable cabinets. Developed by our team of engineers and constructed in full conformance with Australian Standards, we have created a reliable, high quality product range that meets the needs of the local market.

As our cabinets are made locally (in northern Tasmania, to be precise), you can rest assured that there are minimal supply chain issues. When you place an order with us, you can feel confident that you’ll be receiving your Australian-made cabinet in the shortest possible timeframe.

We also offer a full range of parts and accessories, for your convenience.

What Is The Cost Of A Flammable Cabinet?

Now, we’ll be getting down to the nitty-gritty of this blog: breaking down the average retail price (estimated per litre of storage) for our range of flammable liquids cabinets.

Price Guide For Class 3 Flammable Liquids Storage*

Here are the prices for each of our flammable liquids storage cabinets that range from small 15 L units to cabinets with a capacity of 350 L.

CODE LITRES APPROX PRICE PER LITRE
SC015 15 L $69.83
SC030 30 L  $31.13
SC060 60 L $16.08
SC100 100 L $13.44
SC160 160 L $8.47
SC170 170 L $7.44
SC250 250 L $6.80
SC350 350 L $5.73

Price Guide For Heavy Duty Flammable Liquids Cabinet*

Do you require a heavy duty flammable liquids storage cabinet? We’ve listed the prices for our product range, consisting of heavy duty cabinets from 80 L to 250 L in capacity.                             

CODE LITRES APPROX PRICE PER LITRE
PS080 80 L  $17.16
PS160 160 L $9.90
PS161 160 L (double door) $11.42
PS250 250 L (double door) $8.84
PS251 250 L $9.05

 

Price Guide For Large Capacity Flammable Liquids Storage Cabinets*

Storing larger volumes of flammable liquids? Our cost-effective large capacity cabinets range from 450 L to 850 L.

CODE LITRES APPROX PRICE PER LITRE
PS450SS 450 L $9.34
PS650SS 650 L $7.25
PS850SS 850 L $7.09
PS1000SS 850 L (pallet store) $7.09

 

Price Guide For Small Outdoor Flammable Liquids Store*

If you’re storing your flammable liquids outdoors, we provide small outdoor stores that are constructed in full conformance with AS 1940:2017. These stores feature a durable steel construction, cambered roof for efficient rainwater runoff, and louvres for natural ventilation.

CODE LITRES APPROX PRICE PER LITRE
PR080 80 L $20.95
PR160 160 L $11.78
PR250 250 L $8.62
PR251 250 L $8.83
PR350 350 L $8.22
PR450 450 L $8.03
PR650 650 L $6.73
PR850 850 L $6.58

 

*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.

Affordable, Aussie-Made Flammable Cabinets

Thanks for reading our blog about the price of flammable liquids storage cabinets. As we’ve highlighted, many of our cabinets and outdoor stores may be purchased for under $10 per litre of storage. If you’re interested in finding a particular Dangerous Goods storage product that’s not listed on this page, please get in contact with our specialists who will assist with your enquiries. In the meantime, why not find out more about the safe storage of your Class 3 Flammable Liquids by accessing our guide Essential Considerations When Storing Flammable Liquids Indoors . Grab your copy for free today to learn more about chemical compliance and safe storage.

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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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