Bespoke 24 x IBC Fire Rated Store

Bespoke Firevault enabling safe segregated storage of highly flammable liquids and oxidising chemicals.

The clients requirements

As main supplier of chemical stores in the South West we approached our specialist engineers with an urgent requirement for a risk assessment of the flammable liquids stored on a client’s site in Devon. The client Forgeway Ltd. had large quantities of flammable liquids that had been raised as a concern by the environmental health & safety department in the company. After consulting with the client it was agreed that our team would attend site to carry out a full risk analysis and inspection of the current storage and handling procedures on the Forgeway Ltd site. The Engineer, was able to understand the client’s requirements and identify their immediate high risk activities. We then specified and designed a bespoke, fire rated storage solution for the hazardous materials.

The bespoke unit was designed with segregated compartments to allow heating and temperature control in one compartment and the other section of the store to safely remain at ambient temperature. The Firevault was delivered to site on time and installed by our engineers using an extended crane. This enabled Forgeway to greatly reduce the risks on site relating to their use of highly hazardous flammable liquids and remain compliant with DSEAR regulations, HSE guidelines and all legal and insurance requirements.

Store Specification

Overall Dimensions:                9000L x 3000W x 3250H – mm


24x1000L IBC’s, on 2 levels with a ‘live racking mechanism’ throughout. Allows forktruck access to all pallets from the front of the store.

(To suit positioning preference on site) 1000 x 1200 pallets or IBC’s on the 1200mm side must be used.

Loading mechanism is suitable for simultaneous CP3 pallet and IBC storage.


2 no. 3kW ATEX rated Static Heaters fitted with adjustable thermostat to ensure temperature can be maintained

(2 no. heaters required for RHS Chemical Section)


Flameproof Extractor

Static Management



Firevault – Fire Rated Stores

Fire Rated Stores Stores

The FireVault storage module provides the highest level of safety instantly for the secure storage of all flammable materials. All areas of industry currently employ flammables in their processes from petroleum products to industrial chemicals.

Manufactured to the highest standards utilising only those fireproofing materials, which have been tested to BS 476, part 22, FireVault Stores comply with all relevant Health & Safety Regulations, Insurance requirements and environmental standards such as IS310, ISO 14001, EMAS and IPC licensing.

Standard features include, full width spillage collection sumps, up to 5 hour fire rated composite wall panels, insulated self-closing doors, intumescent ventilation panels, fixed shelving, anti-static grounding connections, fully welded, leak tested bunds, galvanized grid mesh floors. A range of optional extras are also available for the Firevault units including ex-rated electrical fittings.

All Firevault units are delivered to site fully assembled and ready for immediate use. No special site works are required and at any future time, they can easily be relocated by forklift truck or crane, thereby offering excellent flexibility.
The most common Firevaults are the Walk In Stores used for small container storage (25L cans, Winchesters etc) and feature:

  • 1, 2 or 4 hour fire rated cladding fitted on all sides.
  • Firevaults are designed in accordance with EN–14470-1 European Regulations
  • Self-closing door mechanisms and internally overriding door locks fitted to all units
  • Fire-rated intumescent air vents fitted at high and low level to ensure excellent natural airflow
  • Fire rated door seals fitted throughout
  • Electrostatic management system installed to prevent static sparking from igniting flammable vapours
  • All electrical equipment fully ATEX rated and installed by a Compex certified engineer
  • Forced extraction system available
  • Constructed from fully welded steel box section throughout
  • Fully welded and leak tested bunding underneath floor level
  • Single or double access doors available
  • Fixed or adjustable shelving fitted

Fire Rated Critical Equipment Enclosure

With over 24 years experience in the design manufacture and implementation of safety storage systems for hazardous materials, We know from speaking to our clients that the most prevalent risk has always been in the storage of flammables. What also must be considered is the protection of valuable equipment. The Firevault can employed as a Fire rated critical equipment enclosure. Whether it be the HSE, EPA or even company insurers carrying out assessments on your site it will always be the risk of fire that is given the highest priority. The Firevault enables you to obtain the highest level of safety and protection when storing flammable materials or protecting your most valuable assets on on site.


Firevault units can be manufactured to suit bespoke site specific requirements.

  • Pallet stores
  • Walk In stores
  • Small container stores
  • Combination stores
  • Lighting
  • Heating
  • Power outlet sockets
  • Electrostatic management systems
  • Forced extraction systems
  • Extraction airflow alarms
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Smoke / fire detection systems
  • Fume scrubbing systems

Additional information

The quickest and easiest way to order any of our products or solutions is to call us on 01822 855 885, or you can complete the form on our Contact page to send us an email.

Our office opening hours are: Monday to Friday 6:30am to 5pm.

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