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What's the Difference Between NSF and FDA Approval for Chemical Tanks?

It’s easy to get confused between NSF certification, FDA approval, and FDA requirements. Which terms do you need to be familiar with, and what should you expect from your chemical storage tank? These are good questions, and it’s important to understand the differences between NSF and FDA as you prepare to purchase a chemical storage system.

Topics: Certifications and Standards

Acetic Acid Corrosion: Protecting Storage Tanks Against Chemical Degradation

Acetic acid is a versatile, common chemical that’s used for a variety of purposes. The colorless liquid usually has a sour odor and can cause physical harm if it isn’t handled correctly. It is critical to ensure that you design a proper storage solution, because improper acetic acid storage can risk the health of the people who work near it.

Topics: Chemicals

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

Digital Level Systems That Help Prevent Avoidable Costs and Downtime

Without the right equipment, it’s difficult to judge how much volume of chemical you have in your chemical storage tanks. If you overestimate your volume, you could run out of inventory before the next delivery. The last thing you want to deal with is downtime that could have been avoided.

Topics: Value Added

OR-1000™: Next Generation System for Oxidizing and Corrosive Chemical Storage

One of the challenges in storing any oxidizing chemical is engineering a chemical storage tank that not only contains the chemical but has a greater life expectancy and measure of safety. Whether you’re storing sodium hypochlorite, sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, or other oxidizing substances, it is critical to design the storage tank with the chemical in mind.

Topics: Tank Design and Materials, FAQs

Protect Your Facility and Your Bottom Line with a Chemical Leak Detection System

Leakage from a chemical storage tank or a leaking tank fitting can have far-reaching consequences, from compromising product quality to posing significant safety hazards. That’s why it’s important to integrate robust liquid leak detection systems wherever you store liquid chemicals and hazardous solutions.

Topics: Technology Tips

PPC Installation, Operation, and Maintenance Manual: Ensure Tank Longevity

Poly Processing works diligently to produce each and every chemical storage tank to spec. But if a tank isn’t installed correctly it could lead to damage, leaks, safety issues for personnel, and a shorter tank life. Everyone should take chemical tank installation seriously.

Topics: Value Added, FAQs

How To Use The Chemical Resistance Guide

When storing a chemical, it is critical to be confident that your entire tank system is compatible with the chemical and is up to the task of providing safe storage. To help customers understand the compatibility of specific chemicals with our polyethylene tanks and accessories, we created our chemical resistance guide.

Topics: Technology Tips

Better and Safer Alternatives to Downpipes

When customers inquire about installing downpipes in Poly Processing chemical storage tanks, we strongly recommend against it for several important reasons.

Topics: Fittings and Accessories, FAQs

Crosslinked Polyethylene Vs. Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Tanks

Purchasing a high-performance chemical storage tank is a significant investment for your company, and choosing the right tank for your needs isn’t always an easy decision. If you’re deciding between a fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) tank and crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) tank, be sure you understand the differences between them and know what to expect in terms of cost, maintenance, service, delivery times, and protection. FRP tanks are coated with an interior chemical resin. Their structural layer is composed of chopped glass fiber or filament-wound fibers and resin. XLPE is a thermoset resin specifically engineered for critical applications like chemical storage. Let’s explore seven important benefits of XLPE over FRP chemical tank systems. Evaluate these benefits thoughtfully as you select your next chemical storage tank system.

Topics: Value Added