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Crosslinked Polyethylene Pharmaceutical Chemical Storage Tanks Outperform Stainless Steel


The pharmaceutical industry has a history of using stainless steel storage tanks due to the belief that the resins in a polyethylene storage tank would allow leaching and bacterial growth with pharmaceutical products. But stainless steel tanks have drawbacks. Because they can contain chemical attack points, the tanks require expensive coatings and ongoing maintenance and inspection. Seams and welding spots are especially prone to compromise.

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Topics: Applications



Storage Tank Seismic Restraints - We Can Help

Note: Poly Processing's seismic clip names have changed from L designation to A designation. The clip thicknesses have changed as well. Please feel free to contact customer support for any clarification you might need. 

One natural event that could potentially lead to catastrophic risk, resulting in a complete failure of a chemical storage tank system, is an earthquake. Earthquakes can happen in areas not considered earthquake zones, such as the August, 2011 5.8 magnitude tremor that rocked Virginia. 

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Topics: Installation and Service, Fittings and Accessories



An Inside Look at Poly Processing Tank Shipping Procedure


Poly Processing Company manufactures high-density crosslinked polyethylene storage tanks for a wide variety of applications; but manufacturing is just one step in the overall process. A chemical storage tank is an investment, and it’s important to protect any investment. That’s why we take special care and precaution with your chemical storage tank, especially after it is rotationally molded and is ready to be shipped to your plant. Here’s a closer look at our process.

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Topics: Installation and Service



Safe Aluminum Sulfate Storage


Aluminum sulfate, also known as cake alum or papermaker’s alum, is a flocculant chemical, much like ferric.

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Topics: Chemicals



Storing Flocculation Chemicals for Water Treatment


Coagulation is one of the preliminary steps in cleaning water and when chemicals are used, a few design practices regarding the storage tank can bring safety, longevity and operational efficiency. Understanding how coagulants work in water treatment, what to do about the sludge that accumulates, and how to minimize risk will help you configure an effective and efficient coagulation tank system.

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Topics: Chemicals, Applications



Chemical Storage Tank Ladders & Safety

In some chemical storage tank applications, it is necessary to install a ladder to allow for inspection, to check gauges, and to service level sensors or mixers. In this blog we will discuss the various ladder options available, as well as which ladder system is best for your storage application.

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Topics: Fittings and Accessories



How Can Tank Pressurization Affect a Chemical Storage Tank’s Service Life?

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When you think about a chemical storage tank system, you have to consider the factors that impact the tank’s service life. Not only do you have to make sure that the tank material and fitting materials are compatible for the chemical you are storing, it is also important to consider the functionality of the tank. For example, how it responds to pressure.

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Topics: Fittings and Accessories



Clean-in-Place Systems Popular in Two Major Industries

Clean-in-place (CIP) systems are becoming more and more popular because they allow the interior of the tank and lines going out of it to be cleaned without needing to enter the tank. These clean-in-place systems provide efficient, thorough cleaning with less exposure to potentially harmful chemicals or contamination of food or beverage mixtures.

Many potentially hazardous situations are safer because of CIP systems, but they require certain considerations to ensure success. Let’s look at a two industry applications that require CIP systems and explore the role that a polyethylene tank can play in these systems. 

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Topics: Applications



Getting to Know Flocculants, like Ferric Chloride


A flocculant is a substance that promotes the clumping of particles so that they may be removed from water. Flocculants are essential in proper water treatment. One particularly popular flocculant is Ferric Chloride.

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Topics: Chemicals



How We Suggest Storing Sodium Chlorite for Your Application



Sodium chlorite is an NSF/ANSI 61 approved chemical when using a high-density cross-linked polyethylene tank manufactured by Poly Processing.

This salt-based chemical compound is an oxidizing agent that needs to be protected from contamination. If crossed accidentally with an organic material, sodium chlorite could produce an explosive reaction. With such a threat, it’s important that proper chemical storage be taken seriously.

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Topics: Chemicals