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What’s the Best Type of Tank for Storing Sulfuric Acid?

 

Sulfuric acid can be a tricky chemical to store. Used in a wide variety of industrial applications, sulfuric acid is heavy, can create toxic or flammable gas, and can burn the skin. A smart storage solution for sulfuric acid should start with a well-thought out tank design - not of just the tank material but the entire storage system and all components.

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Topics: Chemicals



The Security Benefits of A Bellows Transition Fitting

 

We have all heard the adage, “if a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing right”. Poly Processing believes this to be true 110% of the time when it comes to containment. Every single piece of a tank system needs to be completely secure to protect your workspace, your employees, the environment and the chemical being stored. Thus, when you install a tank-within-tank system like the SAFE-Tank with a sidewall fitting, it is critical to also install a bellows transition fitting.

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Topics: Fittings and Accessories



How to Choose the Right Tank Pad for Your Chemical Storage Tank

 

A tank pad, or housekeeping pad, provides some elevation above the containment berm so that plumbing can be fitted to the bottom of a chemical storage tank. Housekeeping pads are popular with our customers, but you need to be sure you plan correctly to get the best use out of them.

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Topics: Value Added



What To Know Before Chemical Storage Tank Installation


If you’ve recently purchased a
new polyethylene chemical storage tank or are planning on purchasing a poly tank, there are several ways to protect your storage solution from the start.

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Topics: Value Added



Brine Storage Tank Solutions: Material and Manufacturing


Sodium chloride brine is used in a variety of industrial applications. Auto manufacturers, system OEM’s, food processors, municipalities, refineries, hotels, hospitals, commercial laundries, textile dyeing houses, and chemical plants all use brine in their operations.

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Topics: Chemicals



How to Safely Store Peracetic Acid

Peracetic acid is a chemical that’s become more popular than ever, and it is being used across several industries. Safer than sodium hypochlorite and less expensive than other chemicals, peracetic acid (or PAA) is a flexible solution that has a wide range of applications. Companies use PAA for anything from clean-in-place and disinfecting to mold prevention, and experts expect the use of peracetic acid to continue growing.

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Topics: Chemicals



How To Store De-Icing Fluids Safely In Poly Processing Company SAFE-Tanks

We all know this winter has been chillier than years past. With below freezing temperatures and snowstorms affecting millions of people, the need for assistance in clearing roadways and maintaining equipment has been great. De-icing fluid is used to break down ice and frost on roadways and for air travel. It is used fairly frequently during the winters across the country, especially this winter. There are several chemicals used in the de-icing process, including brine, magnesium chloride, propylene glycol, and ethylene glycol. These chemicals are popular choices, due to cost and effectiveness. Brine is the most popular of all these chemicals but can damage vehicles or rebar on roadways. The type of substance used for de-icing depends on its application, the location’s level of snowfall and winter temperatures.

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Topics: Applications, Tank Design and Materials



How to Determine Proper Venting for Poly Processing Tanks


(If you're looking more information on venting, check out our online resources here: 
www.polyprocessing.com/venting.)

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Topics: Venting



Carbon Black: The Best Polyethylene Storage Tank Color Choice?

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A wide variety of colors are available for polyethylene storage tanks. Cosmetics to match the surrounding buildings and landscape, customer preferences, and the application or the chemicals being stored are factors determining tank color selection. However, one color which is almost always selected for higher end storage solutions, such as storing harsh, aggressive chemicals such as sodium hypochlorite, is black.

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Topics: Fittings and Accessories



Are Bolted Side Manways Safe for Chemical Storage?


There is more than a tank to think about when configuring a polyethylene chemical storage system. As always, you have to think about your chemical first, then you have to choose the tank most appropriate for that chemical, then you need to choose the fittings and accessories that will ensure that your tank system is safe and effective. Another key consideration is the actual access point to the inside of the polyethylene tank. There are various points at which you can access the tank: from the top, or dome, and from the side. Each of these tank entrances must be protected with a manway cover to protect both the chemical itself and the surrounding environment and employees.

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Topics: Fittings and Accessories