Recently, a fire broke out in the production hall at the VEDAG company in Bamberg (Germany). Temperatures of between 1,000 and 2,000 degrees Celsius developed as a result - and for several hours at that.
Inside the hall there was also a type 90 safety storage cabinet from asecos. Around 70 litres of inflammable solvents were stored in it. After the fire had been extinguished, the exterior of the safety storage cabinet clearly showed the power of the forces that had acted on it. Decisive, however, was the fact that the containers stored inside - and thus their hazardous contents - were all intact (see photo). The safety storage cabinet had lived up to its promise: the enormous heat of the fire did not penetrate to the hazardous materials in the safety storage cabinet.
Fortunately no-one came to harm in the blaze. If hazardous materials are not stored appropriately, however, the hazard potential can be significantly higher and the damage is often much more severe.
Photo: Ronald Rinklef