Commodity Classification

11th Tuesday, 2011  |  Business, Commodities  |   no comments
Commodity Classification

Classification of Warehouse Commodities Whenever potentially combustible materials are being stored, they receive a classification number based on the fire risk they involve. This alerts workers to how the material should be handled and where and how it can be stored. There are several levels of commodity classification. Class I Commodities: These are essentially noncombustible […]

High Piled Storage: How High Is Too High?

10th Monday, 2011  |  Business, High Piled Storage  |   no comments
High Piled Storage: How High Is Too High?

When a business owner is storing industrial materials, from plastics to aerosols, there are detailed codes that designate how and where the material is stored in order to minimize fire damage. An area storing more than 500 square feet of combustible high-piled storage is considered a high-piled combustible storage area. These regulations were created in […]

Business Owners: What You Should Know About High Pile

25th Saturday, 2010  |  Business, High Piled Storage  |   no comments
Business Owners: What You Should Know About High Pile

Combustible materials that are being stored in small, tightly packed spaces, whether inside or outside, fall under the fire code as high piled storage under certain commodity classification and height ranges. High piled storage can be a small or severe fire hazard, depending on the combustibility of the materials being stored and how dense the […]