Bespoke Design & Manufacture of Fire Proof Storage Units

Firevault stores are a turnkey, secure, fire proof storage facility for flammable and hazardous materials, such as, Petroleum Spirits, Paints, Adhesives, Solvents, lnks, Pesticides, Agricultural and Industrial Chemicals.

Our Firevault units are also used for the safe storage of critical equipment in zoned areas in industries such as the Oil Gas and Mining sector to protect critical field equipment including:

  • Pump stations
  • Process flow control rooms
  • Pneumatic & electrical control rooms
  • Emergency response stations.

5.0 Metre Custom FirevaultThese Firevault stations can offer up to 4 hour protection from Fire and harsh environmental conditions. Full fit out of the units can be completed and commissioned in a workshop environment. Our design engineers work with consultant teams to design and manufacture bespoke storage units and systems to meet your needs.

Transportation can be easily arranged as these units are manufactured to comfortably fit in 20 and 40 ft containers. Fire suppressant systems can also be fitted to client specifications. Firevault systems are manufactured to the strictest safety and quality regulated standards, ISO 9001 2008 and CE marked.

Manufactured by ‘Chemstore Engineering Ltd.’ 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 ISP31000, ISO 14001, EMAS and IPC licensing.

Standard features include:

  • Full width spillage collection sumps
  • A60 fire rated doors
    Firevault Ventilation
  • Up to 4 hour rated composite wall panels
  • Insulated self-closing doors
  • Intumescent ventilation panels
  • Fixed shelving
  • Grounding connections
  • Powered ventilation, lighting & heating options etc.

A range of optional extras are also available for 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.



Fire Protection

Composite wall panels with fire protection levels from 1 hour to 4 hours are fitted to all Firevault units. The panels are constructed from an insulated sandwich panel consisting of a PVC coated, zintec steel external skin, 50 to100mm thick compressed mineral wool, lamella core (Density: 140kg/m3) and a polyester coated, zintec steel internal skin. When tested in accordance with BS476 part 22, 1987, the wall panels exhibit a stability and integrity rating of up to 4 hours and an insulation rating of up to 1.5 hours (Test Authority: The Loss Prevention Council U.K).


One hour rated intumescent ventilation panels are fitted as standard to ensure good ventilation through the Firevault enclosures. (Tested to BS 476 part 20). Vents fitted at floor and ceiling level. Optional electrical forced extraction system produces a minimum of 10 air changes per hour.

Structure / Framework

When storing and decanting flammable liquids, precautions should be taken to prevent vapours being ignited by the discharge of static electricity. All Firevault flammable materials stores are fitted with a full length copper grounding rail, which is connected to earth. When transferring flammable liquids between containers, grounding cables must be attached to the drums/containers and to the grounding rails.

Structure / Framework
  • Robust all welded steel framework.
  • Easily extendable.
  • Roof mounted lifting eyes
  • Low level fork lift channels
Sumps / Bunds
  • Fully welded leak tested bunds fitted as standard.
  • Bund capacities is excess of legislative requirements.
  • Standard Bund: Polyurethane coated steel. Options: Stainless Steel or Polypropylene for aggressive chemicals.
  • Hot dipped galvanized grid mesh floor panels.
  • Spilled liquids pass through grid floor to sump/bund below.
  • Removable to allow access to sump.Floor can be overlaid with checker plate panels to facilitate trolley use.
  • Framework: 2 pack polyurethane paint system/OFFSHORE paint specification
  • Colour: Red Ral 3020.
  • External: Longlife, maintenance free plastisol (PVC)
  • Finish on wall panels.
  • Colour: Goosewing grey
  • Internal: White chemical resistant stelvetite
  • (PVC) finish on internal walls.
Doors / Access
  • A60 fire rated doors
  • Twin hinged self closing access doors as standard on ‘walkin’ units
  • Sliding doors on longer pallet stores
  • All doors fully insulated and fitted with intumescent and smoke seals
  • High security locks on all doors
  • Walk-in’ units over 6m long fitted with fire escape doors.
Electrical Equipment (Ex-rated)

Full range of electrical options:

  • Lighting
  • Extractors
  • Heaters
  • Sockets
  • Explosion protected for use in hazardous areas. Zones 1 & 2
Standard Models

Pallet Stores

  • All Standard Chemstore Multi-Drum Units can be supplied as Firevault Stores with One or Five hour Fire Ratings.

Walk in Stores

  • Fire Supression
  • Fire Alarm System
  • Power
  • Ventilation
  • Fully Galvanised

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