Special Chemicals Stored at Refrigerated Centres

2nd June 2017

Logistics BusinessSpecial Chemicals Stored at Refrigerated Centres

Producers from the chemical industry, the chemical trade and the pharmaceutical industry will in future have new opportunities to store special products at the dangerous goods warehouses operated by Imperial at temperatures between 2° C and 8° C. Imperial has now put into service a separate refrigerated section at its dangerous goods warehouse in Mannheim. This move by the logistics specialist comes in response to increasing demand from the chemical sector for chilled storage space for materials in the TRGS Class 3 (inflammable liquids) and Class 8 (corrosive) categories (TGRS = German Technical Rules for Hazardous Substances). This was preceded by considerable investments in cooling units and ventilation systems for the permanent change of air to prevent any explosive air mixtures, measurement technology as well as structural insulation measures.
The quality and storage life of certain high-quality special products is maintained for longer in chilled conditions and this is particularly relevant for highly sensitive, final fields of usage. By expanding its portfolio for storing dangerous goods, Imperial is supporting Germany’s ongoing development to become the production centre for special chemicals. Imperial can set up refrigerated storage facilities with the appropriate equipment at all dangerous goods warehouses that it operates within the foreseeable future. The business location at Mannheim is one of Imperial’s largest dangerous goods warehouse sites. 43,000 pallet spaces are available there and cover an area measuring 27,000 square metres.