The Best of 2023 - Top 5 Chemical Storage Blogs

As 2023 draws to a close, we reflect on the wealth of knowledge shared in our chemical storage tank blogs throughout the year. From safety protocols to innovative storage solutions, our aim has been to empower industry professionals with comprehensive insights. 

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In this recap, we highlight the top five blogs that resonated with our readers, delving into crucial topics that define best practices, emerging technologies, and proactive measures for ensuring the integrity and safety of chemical storage systems. Join us in revisiting these informative pieces that have shaped the discourse around responsible and efficient chemical storage in 2023.

Best Practices For Sulfuric Acid Storage Tank Design

Sulfuric acid is one of the most widely used chemicals in the United States. More sulfuric acid is produced every year than any other chemical. It has a multitude of industry-specific uses, such as the production of other chemicals, dyes and pigments, water treatment, and fertilizers.

This heavy, corrosive chemical requires a specifically designed storage system. That’s why Poly Processing follows guidelines that help ensure safety and enhanced useful tank life.

In this article, we’ll look at why storing sulfuric acid is such an interesting challenge, and how we’ve adapted our tank system requirements to resolve these challenges. 

Sulfuric Acid Storage Guide

Getting to Know Flocculants, like Ferric Chloride

A flocculant is a substance that promotes the clumping of particles so that they may be removed from water. Flocculants are essential in proper water treatment, and one particularly popular flocculant is Ferric Chloride.

Ferrics, alums and polymers are commonly used to treat water and wastewater. There are several reasons why these substances require specialized storage. By providing the right kind of storage for these chemicals, safety can be maintained – and the integrity of the product can be preserved.

How to Make Sure Your Tank’s Walls Are Thick Enough

In order to ensure that your chemicals are stored safely in polyethylene tanks, you need to choose a tank with the correct wall thickness. A fraction of an inch can make the difference between a tank that lasts for decades and one that fails early.

Here’s what you need to know about determining the correct wall thickness for your chemical storage tank.

Are Polyethylene (HDPE) Tanks UV Resistant?

Anytime a chemical storage tank is located outside, it’s exposed to harmful elements, such as sun, wind, and rain. Poly Processing recommends taking special considerations to protect the life of your storage tank, especially from damaging ultraviolet rays.

Let’s explore solutions you can implement to protect polyethylene chemical storage tanks from damage due to UV exposure.

The Simplest, Safest Way to Measure Chemical Tank Levels

Reliably knowing the level of the liquid in your chemical storage tank is critical to maintaining your operations without interruption. Not only is the level an indicator for ordering more chemicals, but certain chemicals have to be stored at a specific level to maintain their properties or operational requirements.

A level gauge monitors the liquid level of the chemical you’re storing in your polyethylene chemical tank. There are several types of level gauges, including clear tube level gauges and ultrasonic level gauges. While Poly Processing can provide a variety of level indicators, we almost always recommend our reverse float gauge.

Ensure you have all the information needed to build a safe, reliable chemical storage system