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Designing Proper Hydrofluorosilicic Acid Storage

Hydrofluorosilicic acid, or H2SiF6, is a challenging chemical because it has properties that pose a danger and specific storage concerns. With its common use in water treatment, it’s important that you’re aware of the risks of improperly storing this 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

How To Store De-Icing Fluids Safely

Winter is approaching fast. With below freezing temperatures and snowstorms affecting millions of people each year, municipalities need to be ready to clear roadways and maintain equipment. De-icing fluid is used to break down ice and frost on roadway surfaces and aircraft.

The substance used for de-icing depends on its application, the amount of snowfall, the municipality’s preferences, and winter temperatures. A variety of chemicals are used in the de-icing process, including brine, magnesium chloride, propylene glycol, and ethylene glycol. Brine is the most popular of these chemicals, but it can damage vehicles or rebar on roadways.

Topics: Applications, Chemical Storage

Easy Level Monitoring with the Reverse Float Level Gauge [VIDEO]

You need to know how much chemical is in your storage tank so you can order more product at the right time to continue business without missing a beat. Not only that, but certain chemicals have to be stored at specific levels to maintain their properties. Replacing the chemical too early or too late can stall your operations, ruin your inventory, and impact your profits.

Why Companies Are Upsizing Their Chemical Storage Capacity

If you aren’t increasing your chemical storage capacity, it might be time to reevaluate your storage strategy.

Over the last couple of years, many Poly Processing customers have shifted their approach to storing chemicals. They are increasing their total volume capacity in response to many of the market’s trends. External factors, such as the war in Ukraine and supply chain issues, have a trickle-down effect that impacts companies that need to buy and store chemicals.

These companies are discovering that it makes good business sense to upsize their chemical storage capacity — both from an operational perspective and a financial one.

Should your facility increase your chemical storage capacity? Here are some compelling reasons it might make sense for you to upsize.

Topics: Chemical Storage

The Benefits of Fewer Sidewall Penetrations in Your Tank System

When you design a chemical storage tank, it’s commonplace to request extra or "spare" fittings in the sidewall. These fittings aren’t designated for anything specific, but at some point you might need to add another accessory to the tank. It’s convenient to have that fitting already installed and ready to go. 

This is a common practice, but it’s a potentially hazardous one. 

Every time you penetrate the sidewall of a tank, you introduce another potential leak. Fittings have gaskets that need to be maintained and monitored for cracking. Over time, fittings and gaskets can degrade and require replacement. The fittings also need to have the proper torque on them for a proper seal. 

Topics: Fittings and Accessories

Join Us at WEFTEC 2022 Conference & Exhibition

Poly Processing Company invites you to visit us at booth #2015 at WEFTEC 2022, October 10-12 in New Orleans, LA.

Topics: News and Customer Stories

Effective Wastewater Treatment Chemical Storage

Properly treating wastewater is an important, but often misunderstood process. If wastewater isn’t treated correctly, it can be extremely harmful to our environment, including the people and animals that live in it.

There are several different elements involved in treating wastewater, including physical treatment that removes particles and debris. However, the chemical treatment of wastewater is especially important.

Let’s take a look at the most important things you should know about chemically treating wastewater — including the most common chemicals and the best practices for storing these chemicals.

Topics: Applications, Chemical Storage

Poly Processing Innovation Series: Enhanced Bellows Transition Fitting for Double Wall Tanks

You’ve 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 or double wall system like the SAFE-Tank with a sidewall fitting, it may be important to also install a bellows transition fitting.

Topics: Fittings and Accessories

Here's Your Comprehensive Chemical Storage Resource Library

As you’re researching and designing a chemical storage solution for your facility, the one thing you need more than anything else is information. The right information, plenty of it, and right where you can easily get it.

Poly Processing realizes how critical it is for customers like you to have quick and easy access to the information you need. That’s why we’ve invested so much of our own resources into building and curating the industry’s best chemical storage knowledge library.

Are You Using the Right Storage System for Hazardous Leachate and Condensate?

Leachate and condensate from landfills can contain hazardous materials — either from the waste itself or as a result of chemical compounds breaking down. Leachate is liquid that comes in contact with or is released from waste. Condensate is the liquid generated as a result of the gas collection and recovery process. In both cases, the liquid can be extremely hazardous and can create environmental disasters that take decades to recover from.

Topics: Chemicals