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The Big Difference Between HDPE and Cross-Linked Polyethylene Storage Tanks

Not all high-density polyethylene tanks are created equal. Although they sound nearly identical, linear polyethylene 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.

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Topics: Value Added



Why Use Rotational Molding for Your Custom-Designed Products

As industries develop innovative solutions to problems, many companies need polyethylene products that aren’t being produced by manufacturers. These organizations turn to specialists to design custom-built solutions.

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Topics: Applications



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.

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Design Your Storage Tank to Reduce Sodium Hypochlorite Degradation

Commercial sodium hypochlorite is the product of chlorine and sodium hydroxide. It is typically supplied as a liquid solution with a concentration of about 12%. Although the liquid solution is more expensive than gas, it has a lower health risk, it’s easier and safer to use, and it reduces the risk of releasing chlorine gas — especially in areas that are close to surrounding properties.

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Topics: Chemicals



PolyGard: What Your Steel Tank Is Missing

PolyGard™ is a seamless, corrosive-resistant polyethylene lining system for steel tanks and vessels. It’s used as a barrier to protect the steel from the aggressive chemicals you’re storing—even in the harshest of conditions. PolyGard lets you combine the chemical resistance of polyethylene with the durability and strength of stainless steel.

To truly understand how effective PolyGard is, let’s examine what it is comprised of, how it is made, and how it is commonly used.

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Topics: Value Added



What You Don’t Know About Flexible Connectors and Isolation Valves Could Hurt You

One of the most important design considerations of any chemical storage tank system is the use of flexible connectors and isolation valves. When paired correctly, these accessories will not only help ensure your storage tank’s longevity, they can also protect the tank from hinge points that cause dangerous leaks.

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Topics: Fittings and Accessories



PolyBase: A New High-performance Tank Pad System for IMFO Tanks

Poly Processing is introducing a new, stronger-than-ever chemical tank pad called PolyBase that’s engineered to handle more pressure and larger tanks. We have always manufactured rotationally molded PolyBase systems for our IMFO® Tanks, and now we’re offering an innovative structural foam-based IMFO PolyBase option.

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Topics: Fittings and Accessories



Poly Processing's Double-wall Storage Tanks

There’s nothing more important than safely storing and handling hazardous chemicals. It’s your top priority to prevent leaks and spills of dangerous materials that can cause harm to employees, the general public, and property.

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Topics: Tank Design and Materials



Safe Acetic Acid Storage and Use

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.

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Topics: Chemicals



Introducing the Largest Cross-linked Polyethylene Tanks in the Industry

For nearly 50 years, Poly Processing has been the industry leader in chemical storage tank manufacturing. But until now, our customers were limited to tanks that were 13,650 gallons and that was from a single manufacturing facility. 

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Topics: News and Customer Stories, Tank Design and Materials