What Is Segregated Storage?

What is segregated storage

Clients typically have two options when it comes to storing precious metal bullion: segregated and non-segregated options. Non-segregated options tend to come with lower costs but may pose risks to investors.

Segregated storage involves labelling and identifying precious metals individually to protect their identity and prevent them from being mixed with other assets or lost, something especially essential when dealing with coins that hold significant numismatic value.


Segregated storage systems offer highly organized facilities designed to safeguard clients’ physical assets by keeping them separate. Every compartment or container is marked with codes or numbers to clearly associate assets with their owners – while regular audits ensure their purity, weight, markings and more against client records for additional accountability and security.

Food manufacturers may utilize segregated storage to address label declaration issues like non-organic components in organic products, kosher and halal processed ingredients in vegetarian food items, or allergens in products which don’t usually contain them. Segregation typically happens based on time – non-allergen items manufactured first with thorough cleaning and disinfection procedures in between each production run of allergen-containing goods.

Some storage solutions also support data-centric segregation – in other words, they encrypt the data belonging to different business units so that only authorized users have access to it. This feature can be extremely beneficial to companies with multiple teams and business units using shared systems.


Data segregation requires multiple systems in order to protect sensitive information; however, this increases costs and requires extra hardware and software. A better option would be segregating data on a smaller scale such as object level in order to reduce complexity of system, speed up access and lower chances of an incident happening.

When storing precious metal bullion, it’s essential that it remains isolated from that belonging to others in order to easily track your assets and locate them later on. A unique number or code could also make tracking items simpler.

Your workplace must take several measures to ensure successful chemical segregation, such as selecting suitable storage, classifying hazards appropriately, packing groups and checking compatibility between chemicals; additionally it may be wise to invest in compliant safety cabinets for indoor storage of chemicals.


Segregated storage solutions offer higher levels of asset safety, accountability and integrity than non-segregated solutions. Client precious metals are kept separate from other bullion stored at a depository in an individual compartment or vault area dedicated to them exclusively.

By keeping their bars or coins segregated from those belonging to other clients, only those clients themselves can access and take delivery of exactly the same bullion bars they brought into or purchased at the depository. This level of segregation makes sense for investors preparing to take immediate physical delivery should there be economic instability, systemic risk or other circumstances necessitating immediate delivery.

Kinesis now provides segregated storage as part of its Exchange Physical for Digital (EPD) program, giving clients a secure and scalable option for keeping physical gold and silver stored safely and systematically. Click here for more details!


Maintaining accurate records can be daunting, so segregated storage makes it much simpler to locate and retrieve gas cylinders quickly and safely. This saves time, reduces hazards, and decreases the chance of chemical reaction due to mislabeled containers.

All chemicals should be stored safely and separately with the exception of extremely rare, nonhazardous materials. It is best to consult the individual chemical Safety Data Sheet and associated risk assessments for more details regarding storage requirements for each chemical class, subrisk and packing group. Compliance-labeled safety cabinets that comply with segregation distance guidelines help meet this goal of safe segregation of chemicals.

Some ready-to-eat food factories have started segregating or “zoning” production areas for hygiene or quality reasons, for instance by isolating meat slicing lines into separate zones to eliminate cross contamination should one line require maintenance or quality concerns, thus allowing other lines to continue producing high-quality RTE products while the original line remains closed down for maintenance or quality issues.

Raymond Banks Administrator
Raymond Banks is a published author in the commodity world. He has written extensively about gold and silver investments, and his work has been featured in some of the most respected financial journals in the industry. Raymond\\\'s expertise in the commodities market is highly sought-after, and he regularly delivers presentations on behalf of various investment firms. He is also a regular guest on financial news programmes, where he offers his expert insights into the latest commodity trends.

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