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Why Your Tank Supplier Should Ask What Chemical You’re Storing

If the very first question your chemical tank supplier asks isn’t, “So, tell me, what kind of chemical are you storing in this tank?” they’re doing it wrong. The number one job for your tank supplier is to make sure you get the right chemical storage system for the chemical you’re using. If they don’t get that detail right, it can lead to serious risks and cost you thousands of dollars in additional costs.

Topics: Value Added

Properly Storing Hydrofluoric Acid in Chemical Storage Tanks

One of the most popular chemicals in the market that Poly Processing crosslinked polyethylene tanks store is Hydrofluoric Acid. Not only is hydrofluoric acid a commonly used chemical, it's also one of the more dangerous chemicals in use. Safe and proper storage of this chemical is crucial.

Topics: Chemicals, IMFO

Poly Processing Innovative Solutions Series: The Tangible Difference Between HDPE and Cross-Linked Polyethylene Storage Tanks

This is the first article in Poly Processing’s Innovative Solutions Series, where you’ll discover the many innovations that we have introduced to the chemical storage industry. Not all high-density polyethylene tanks are created equal. Although they sound nearly identical, high density polyethylene (HDPE) and cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) chemical storage tanks have significant differences. Those differences could impact your organization’s bottom line, your people’s safety, and the operations of your facility.

Topics: Value Added, FAQs

Designing Proper Hydrofluorosilicic Acid Storage

Hydrofluorosilicic acid is a challenging chemical because it has properties that pose a danger and specific storage concerns. With its common use in water treatment, it is important to be aware of the risks of improperly storing this aggressive chemical. Let’s take a closer look at the nature of hydrofluorosilicic acid, its applications, the specific storage concerns and solutions, and safety considerations when working with this complicated chemical.

Topics: Chemicals

Safely Storing Sodium Hydroxide in Chemical Storage Tanks

Sodium hydroxide, also known as lye or caustic soda, is used to neutralize the pH of water in a variety of applications. The chemical leaves no residual color, is a high-strength product, and is available at concentrations of two to 50 percent. Most of our customers use it in 25 to 50 percent concentrations.

Topics: Chemicals

Join Us at WEFTEC 2024 Conference & Exhibition

Poly Processing Company invites you to visit us, booth #4243 at the WEFTEC 2024 conference on October 7-9, 2024.

Topics: News and Customer Stories

Potassium Hydroxide Requires a Specialized Storage Solution

If you’re storing potassium hydroxide, you have a chemical that can’t be taken lightly. Storing and handling potassium hydroxide requires a chemical tank system that will live up to the rigors of a hazardous substance without the possibility of a catastrophic failure in the case of a leak.

Confined Space Safety Issues? Consider a Side Manway

While many of the chemicals stored in polyethylene tanks don’t require side manways, these accessories are available as an add-on option to Poly Processing chemical storage tanks. A side manway often provides several safety and efficiency benefits that may be worth considering for your facility.

Topics: Chemical Storage

A Clear and Simple Guide to Annual Storage Tank Inspections

No matter what chemicals you’re storing, it’s important to conduct routine storage tank inspections. These inspections are vital to help keep the chemical tanks, fittings, venting and accessories in good working condition—and to avoid costly surprise failures. Even if the polyethylene tank is relatively new, a routine and careful visual inspection is recommended.

Topics: Installation and Service

Industrial Hydrochloric Acid Uses & Storage Concerns

Hydrochloric acid (HCl), also known as muriatic acid, is toxic and highly corrosive. The chemical is used in many different applications, including chloride production, refining ore, and producing metals like tantalum and tin.

Topics: Chemical Storage