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How strong is your chemical storage tank?

Whether you're storing dangerous chemicals or condiments, reliability is one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a tank. The last thing you want is to lose product/revue or an employee to get hurt because your tank can't stand up to potential environmental stressors. 

That's why we've built our cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) storage tanks can handle almost anything. We had some fun putting them through the industry's toughest durability test and as you’ll see below, the the results are impressive.

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Topics: Value Added



Are You Making These 4 Common Chemical Tank Mistakes?

Purchasing and maintaining a chemical storage solution isn’t as simple as making a trip to the hardware store and picking out a tank that’ll do the trick. Unfortunately, many facilities make chemical tank purchases without the proper planning and execution, and the results are always costly.

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Topics: Installation and Service



A Better Food Storage Option Than Stainless Steel Tanks

Stainless steel has long been the tank material of choice for storage in the food and beverage industry. Businesses have been hesitant to use polyethylene storage solutions, believing the porous resins would allow leaching and bacterial growth.

Poly Processing’s innovative OR-1000™ system gives you an alternative option to expensive steel tanks. Our advanced polyethylene resin technology is fully FDA/CFR compliant, giving you a storage solution with longevity and cost savings advantages for food and beverage operations.

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Topics: Applications



How Mechanical Stress Causes Polyethylene Tank Cracks

We’ve written several articles about the importance of protecting your chemical storage tank from aggressive chemicals. Mechanical stress can be just as significant, causing polyethylene chemical storage tanks to crack. Mechanical stress occurs when the tank’s structure is compromised after a physical impact with another object, over pressurization, or rigid plumbing that doesn’t allow natural expansion and contraction of the tank.

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Topics: Value Added



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