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Reliable Chemical Leak Detection Options

Chemical leaks present several major challenges for your facility. They can cause damage to storage systems, employees, and the environment. Repair and cleanup costs can be expensive, and the leaked chemical is wasted.

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AWWA ACE 2018 Conference & Exhibition Invitation

 

Poly Processing Company invites you to visit our booth #23113 at AWWA ACE 2018, June 12-14, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Topics: News and Customer Stories



Which Secondary Containment Systems Make the Most Business Sense?

For most applications, your chemical tank needs to have some kind of containment barrier. If a leak occurs, the containment will prevent the chemical from entering into groundwater or coming into contact with your employees. 

Usually, companies use a large concrete berm to contain spilled chemicals. It’s an effective solution, if your only concern is containment. But concrete berms are a poor business solution. Let's take a closer look at your options and which secondary containment systems make the most sense.

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Topics: Tank Design and Materials, Chemical Storage



Hydrochloric Acid Storage Requirements

Hydrochloric acid (HCl), also known as muriatic acid, is toxic and highly corrosive. As a result, specialized storage solutions are required to ensure the safety of your employees, your equipment, and the environment.

Storing this chemical isn't as simple as storing others. You’ll need to design your hydrochloric acid storage system to meet all of its challenges. Let’s look at a few of these considerations.

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Topics: Chemical Storage



Better Storage Solutions for Growing Craft Breweries

Since 2015, the number of breweries in the U.S. has increased by almost 50% to over 5,500 breweries. As the industry becomes more crowded, the competition among beer makers is also increasing. That means craft breweries need to find more cost-effective ways to scale their business.

Stainless steel tanks are the traditional choice for storing the materials for making beer. But innovative breweries are beginning to realize the business benefits of polyethylene storage tanks.

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Topics: Chemical Storage



How to Minimize Oxidation When Storing Sodium Hypochlorite

Sodium hypochlorite, or bleach, is one of the most commonly used chemicals across all industries. But that doesn’t mean you should use a common chemical storage system to contain this aggressive oxidizer. Whether you’re using a bleach concentration of 0.8%, 6%, or 12.5%, sodium hypochlorite will attack your storage tanks more aggressively than most other solutions. Without the proper storage tank system, you could be looking at a catastrophic failure in less time than you expect.


 

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Topics: Chemical Storage



Custom Colors for Your Chemical Storage Tank

There’s more to chemical storage tank colors than you might expect.

When you purchase a Poly Processing tank from the catalog, you can select an unpainted translucent tank or a black tank. But many of our customers want to know if they can order a custom color for aesthetic reasons or branding purposes. If you need a custom color for your tank, you have a couple of options—some are better than others.

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Topics: Value Added



Why the Sloped Bottom IMFO Tank Beats Other Full Drain Tanks Every Time

 

We get it. When it comes to fully draining a tank, cone-bottom tanks get the job done.

The problem is that cone-bottom tanks fall short on several fronts. People who rely on these tanks to clean and minimize residual waste in their storage solution often face unique challenges.

These tanks require additional vertical space and safety precautions -- not to mention they can cost a pretty penny.

So, how do you get all the benefits of a cone-bottom tank without the high maintenance or the hefty price tag?

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Topics: Tank Design and Materials



A Better Chemical Storage Solution for Municipal Water Treatment Plants

 It’s common for wastewater treatment plants to rely on cross-linked polyethylene chemical tanks, but many municipal drinking water plants are using inferior linear polyethylene or fiberglass tanks. While the short-term benefits are tempting, using linear polyethylene or fiberglass tanks is like pouring money down the drain. Instead, Poly Processing’s cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) tanks give you better performance, greater cost-effectiveness and more innovative solutions.

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Topics: Tank Design and Materials



How to Choose the Right Food Grade Storage Tank

 
Once your food production facility outgrows your 300-gallon totes, it’s time to look into larger storage tanks for food storage and clean-in-place chemicals. There are several options on the market to choose from, but you’ll need to consider which storage tank can meet your greatest challenges: FDA requirements, full-drain capabilities, and cost-effectiveness.

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Topics: Chemicals