Though they don’t stand out much or draw the eye towards them, there is bound to be at least several dangerous goods cabinets in any kind of industrial setting. Their role is primarily one that is delegated to the background of most operations, but even so it is an incredibly important and even vital one.
The purpose of the dangerous goods cabinets is to hold and safely contain exactly what their name implies – dangerous goods. While they are used to hold these materials until they are used or disposed of, they also have a secondary function of containing any sort of spill or leak that might occur. Depending on the nature of the company that is using them and the products they are made to keep safe, these cabinets can come not only in different sizes, but also designs and can be made out of different materials.
The wire-mesh variety is the most commonly found in both factories and residential settings alike, and they are also called gas cylinder cages for the items they are most commonly used for. But this does not limit their uses as they are very often also used for storing firewood and all sorts of miscellaneous items that aren’t frequently stolen and only require some standard protection.
On the other hand, the dangerous goods cabinets meant to hold flammable liquids or corrosive materials are in a league of their own when it comes to stopping and containing any sorts of dangerous leeks and not letting them seep out and cause any potential harm. They can come in various colours and sizes depending on the items that are intended to be stored inside, as well as their quantity. But the most important aspect is the material they are made out of and what benefits it can bring to making a safer workspace.
Dangerous goods cabinets are primarily made out of either steel or plastic. Both are good for storing corrosive substances, but both also have their own benefits and drawbacks. Plastic is usually the best choice for the job since it is the most durable and cabinets made out of polypropylene usually last longer in these sorts of settings. Metal, on the other hand, is also very durable, though admittedly less so than the plastic, but it is much cheaper and if it does wear out faster, it is easier to justify getting another one because of the more reasonable price.
Ultimately, which one you get will heavily be based on whether you can spare enough funds to get a high-end but expensive model, or if you can make do with the cheaper but still very practical and durable steel varieties.