Typical Hazards

Ignition sources need proper venting
Improper handling

Improper handling

Losses often occur if companies don't follow proper procedures when mixing and blending liquids, filling storage containers, or cleaning tanks and other containers.

Human error

Individuals working with flammable and combustible liquids must have proper training to use them. Otherwise, there's greater risk of an accident.

Faulty or inadequate fire protection

The insured should have proper extinguishing agents, automatic sprinklers, or other methods to extinguish a fire caused by flammable or combustible liquids.

Lack of vapor control

Most vapors from flammable liquids are heavier than air and can flow downward. That may cause the vapors to reach an ignition source, such as a water heater or furnace. Proper venting and piping can help prevent this danger.