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Advantages and Uses of Powder Coating for Chemical Storage Systems

Powder coating is a dry finishing process that uses powder to create a high-quality finish on surfaces. The coating is applied with a combination of electrostatic charge and heat curing process. Powder coatings are available in thousands of colors, and are as versatile as liquid paint, while offering some advantages over the traditional painting process.

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Topics: Fittings and Accessories, Tank Design and Materials



OR-1000™ Next Generation System for Oxidizing and Corrosive Chemical Storage


One of the challenges in storing any oxidative chemical is engineering the tank to not only store the chemical but to give the end user a life expectancy and a measure of safety with the tank. Whether you are storing Sodium Hypochlorite at 12.5% or at .8%, Sulfuric Acid, Hydrochloric Acid, or other oxidative chemicals it is critical to design the storage tank with the chemical in mind. 

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Topics: Tank Design and Materials



3 Recommendations for Safer Citric Acid Storage

Citric Acid at 100% concentration or less is an NSF/ANSI 61 certified chemical in Poly Processing tank systems.

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Topics: Chemicals



Heat Maintenance System Overview

 Maintaining the proper temperature of a chemical is often critical to safe storage.  For example, sodium hydroxide, at a 50% concentration will start to crystalize at or below temperatures of 60 degrees Fahrenheit.  With polyethylene tanks, heat tracing and insulation is available to maintain the specific temperature of the chemical being stored.  Heating pads and foam insulation combine to maintain the chemical temperature even when the tank is exposed to lower ambient temperatures.

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Topics: Fittings and Accessories



Choosing Your Tank By Location: Using the Tank Selector App

Poly Processing Company introduced a new easy to use tool called the PPC Tank Selector Tool a few months ago. We wanted to make selecting the appropriate size tank simple and allow you to use it on your PC, MAC, tablet, or smartphone. The tank selector will allow you you to pick the best suited tank from the closest manufacturing plant.  

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New Chemical Storage Tank Systems and Accessories, Product and Resource Guide

Poly Processing is proud to offer the newest Chemical Storage Tank Systems and Accessories, Product and Resource Guide. It is available at Polyprocessing.com and can be downloaded at the end of this blog.   

At Poly Processing Company, we make it a priority to ensure that you have all of the information needed to build a safe, reliable chemical storage system. That's why our complete Chemical Storage Tank Systems and Accessories, Product and Resource Guide is more than just a list of everything we offer. We've developed a resource guide that is educational and a valuable resource for building a Poly Processing tank system that's right for your specific application.

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Topics: Value Added, News and Customer Stories



Join Us in New Orleans at WEFTEC 2016

 

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Topics: News and Customer Stories



Load Cells and How They Work

At Poly Processing Company, we have a number of customers who have asked about the use of load cells. Load cells are used to weigh chemical storage tanks through an independent measuring system—no level measurement devices are placed in the tank itself. This allows one scale to be used to weigh a variety of tanks or chemicals without requiring anything to be installed on the tank itself.

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Topics: Value Added



A Closer Look at the Integrally Molded Flanged Outlet (IMFO) and the New IMFO eBook

 

Poly Processing has written a short eBook on full drain outlets and the IMFO system. It is available for download at the end of this blog. 

Vertical chemical storage tanks normally have an outlet as a means to empty the tank. In the past and even now, this has been accomplished by drilling a hole in the bottom sidewall of a tank and inserting an outlet post-production. 

Poly Processing provides a molded in full drain fitting called the IMFO which stands for Integrally Molded Flanged Outlet. Those first 2 letters “IM” for "Integrally Molded” are a distinct type of full drain to be discussed in this blog, and compared against a metallic insert outlets, which are not actually full drain and present significant disadvantages. Let’s take a closer look at each type.

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Topics: Fittings and Accessories



Breaking Down Proper Peracetic Acid Storage

Peracetic Acid is an NSF/ANSI 61 approved chemical at 10% or less concentration for Poly Processing’s tank systems.

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Topics: Chemicals