Storage Buildings and Lockers
|Publication Date:||1 December 2013|
This standard sets performance requirements for structures designed to provide a safe, secure storage and/or dispensing area for ignitable liquids, for the storage of flammable and non-flammable compressed gases in cylinders and for the storage of combustible and/or non-combustible commodities.
The structures Approved in this standard are generally referred to as storage buildings. This standard also recognizes a subcategory of structures that shall be referred to as storage lockers. When categorized by this standard as a storage locker, the structure's Approval shall be limited to outdoor usage.
Storage structures Approved in this standard shall not be permitted to be referred to as storage cabinets by the manufacturer unless they also meet the requirements of Approval Standard 6050, Storage Cabinets.
These buildings are generally considered to be portable. When used outdoors, anchoring means may be necessary to prevent movement under high wind conditions.
Storage buildings eligible for Approval fall into the categories shown below:
a) For the storage of ignitable liquids with provisions for damage-limiting construction;
b) For the storage of ignitable liquids without provisions for damage-limiting construction;
c) For the storage of flammable compressed gases in cylinders with provisions for damage-limiting construction;
d) For the storage of non-flammable compressed gases in cylinders without provisions for damage-limiting constructions;
e) For general use without provisions for damage-limiting construction.
Manufacturers shall provide a label on the structure indicating the category for which the structure has been approved.
This Standard states Approval requirements for storage buildings. Storage buildings are used in a variety of commercial and industrial applications. Some of these uses are to store and/or dispense ignitable liquids, to store flammable and non-flammable compressed gases in cylinders and to store other types of combustible and non-combustible goods such as chemicals, fertilizers and other general storage.
Approval criteria may include, but are not limited to, performance requirements, marking requirements, examination of manufacturing facility(ies) and audit of quality assurance procedures.