Bulk Chemical Storage Fire Safety Concerns
KFPI is frequently called upon to provide fire safety solutions for bulk chemical storage areas. Sometimes these are permanent storage areas for the chemicals used in manufacturing, sometimes they are a temporary holding area being used during movement of manufacturing operates or relocation of bulk chemical storage. Sometimes they are located in a fab or sub fab area, sometimes in an outbuilding or temporary shelter. Rarely do all of the logistics of bulk storage strategy fall neatly into place. We understand, and are here to make sure that whatever your particular situation may be, you will have a fire safety solution that complies with applicable fire codes and will provide robust protection for your operation. If you need a bulk chemical storage fire safety solution, then we can help you.
Help Us Understand Your Requirements
- What are the chemicals that are being stored in this area?
- What is the volume of each type of chemical being stored?
- What type of containment is being used for each type of chemical? (Are the chemicals being stored in canisters, drums, etc?)
- Are the chemical containers stored in secondary containment such as lockers or bunkers? Are they on shelves or racks, or just setting on the floor?
- What is the material of the walls, floor, and ceiling in the containment area?
- What is the total area / volume of the storage area?
- Are there any other potential fuel sources for a fire present, besides the chemicals being protected?
One Size Does Not Fit All
There is no such thing as a cookie-cutter fire safety solution for bulk chemical storage areas. The inherent fire safety risks are always unique to each storage situation, and require a customized solution to ensure a proper fire safety solution. Regardless of how complicated your challenge may seem to be, we can assure you that we have seen it all. We will help you sort out your situation, and get your fire safety concerns quickly addressed. This is what we do!
Help Us Help You
Be prepared with as much information as you can about your bulk chemical storage situation. If there is more information that we need to design the right fire safety solution for your operation, we will do our best to outline the parameters of the safety risk so that we can refine the perfect fire safety solution together.
Know the Risks
Anybody who has spent anytime in the semiconductor or other high-tech manufacturing industries quickly realizes how many truly dangerous, nasty chemicals surround us on a daily basis. Some of the chemicals are highly toxic to humans. When designing a fire safety solution for bulk chemical storage areas, we need to factor ALL of the chemicals in the area, including those that are not flammable. In the event of a fire, the containers of non-flammable, toxic chemicals can BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) and cause hazardous spills. Don’t leave your safety up to luck! Good preparation brings the best of luck.
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Semiconductor Equipment Fire Safety Experts
KFPI is recognized as the global leader in the field of semiconductor, solar, and FPD fire risk engineering, with over 40 years of industry experience. KFPI has a worldwide reputation for delivering specialized semiconductor manufacturing fire safety solutions. KFPI maintains teams of professional semiconductor fire safety technicians at strategic locations all over the globe. Our skilled technicians insure that KFPI fire safety systems are properly, designed, installed, certified, and ready for process tools to be turned on with confidence.
KFPI designs, installs, and certifies engineered fire protection systems for semiconductor process tools. KFPI is an authorized distributor of the leading brands of fire suppression systems for semiconductor applications, including Hatsuta, Ansul, Kidde, and Minimax. We provide reliable solutions and specially engineered for semiconductor and other high-tech processes. KFPI’s global fire safety team is comprised of semiconductor professionals who specialize in fire safety solutions for semiconductor process tools.
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- Understanding of Semiconductor Equipment & Processes
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- Specialists in CO2 & FWS Equipment Designs
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