HAZARDOUS MATERIAL storage buildings

Portable, Fire-Rated Buildings for Safely Storing Paint

Hazmat Storage building

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL storage buildings

GFS’ Industrial Hazardous Material Storage Buildings, sometimes referred to as “Paint Kitchens,” are portable, fire-rated buildings used for the safe storage of hazardous materials and waste. Applications include paint mixing, paint storage and pumping stations. Designed for indoor or outdoor applications, Hazardous Material Storage Buildings have a bidirectional fire rated design and extra large spill containment. For added efficiency and safety, Hazardous Material Storage Buildings ship to site fully assembled, requiring minimal installation time.


Interior Lighting

Hazardous Material Storage Buildings feature explosion proof incandescent ceiling-mounted fixtures with guard, glass globe and a 300 watt lamp.


Hazardous Material Storage Buildings walls are constructed of 6 in. wide steel studs spaced 12 in. apart and covered with two layers of 5/8 in. exterior gypsum wallboard on each side. Skinned with 18-gauge white pre-coated steel panels.


The roof consists of joists 7 in. deep and spaced at 12 in. on center. Two layers of gypsum board are attached to the interior and covered with 18-gauge white polyurethane coated steel panels. Exterior is skinned with 18-gauge white coated steel panels.

Floor Grating & Support

Hazardous Material Storage Buildings floors are made of 1 in. steel grating, painted black. The grate is supported by 6 in. steel beams that run the entire length of the enclosure and are positioned for holding substantial weight.

Control Panel

The control panel is Type-4 indoor/outdoor rated and available in various voltages to meet the customer’s needs. A main disconnect distributes all power and control circuits, including fire protection interlock. UL508a listed.

Ventilation System

The ventilation system in Hazardous Material Storage Buildings is designed to provide an air exchange rating that meets the requirements of NFPA 30 and IFC.

Electrical Wiring

The enclosure comes pre-wired with materials and methods that meet or exceed the requirements of NEC 500 Hazardous Locations. Some exceptions may apply.

Sump Construction

Sumps are made of liquid-tight, heavy-gauge sheet steel supported by exterior welded steel risers to allow for leak inspection under the sump.

Extra Large Spill Containment

Sump holds 30 percent of locker’s liquid storage capacity, surpassing regulatory and FM requirements.

More Features

Static Electricity Bonding/Grounding System:

Interior wall-mounted grounding lugs
Exterior grounding connection
Separate 8 ft. grounding rod and cable for customer installation


GFS’ Industrial Hazardous Material Storage Buildings can be customized to meet your unique specifications. Standard options for storage buildings include:
Fire protection – Dry chemical systems
Fire protection – Water sprinkler systems
Deflagration vent panels
Fiberglass floor grating
Access ramp
Custom sizes & doors
Outdoor applications
Bulkhead fittings for paint and airline needs
Liquid level detection system with alarm
Heaters & air conditioning

Code Compliance

GFS guarantees that our products meet or exceed all of the applicable codes related to the equipment. Our engineers regularly follow and contribute to the advancement of codes and standards that affect the industries that we work in. One of our engineers currently serves on the NFPA Technical Committee on Finishing Processes, a key standard in the finishing industry.

GFS Hazardous Material Storage Buildings comply with the International Fire Code and NFPA 30. Additional building code compliance alterations are available.

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