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What You Need to Know Before WEFTEC 2018

We are pleased to share that we will be attending WEFTEC®, October 1-3, 2018 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Before we get ready to take off to the world’s largest annual water quality technical conference and exhibition, we want to help you prepare to attend too. 

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Topics: News and Customer Stories

There Is A Better Full-Drain Solution Than A Cone-Bottom Tank

When it comes to fully draining a tank, cone-bottom tanks get the job done—except when they don’t. The fact is, cone-bottom tanks fall short on several fronts. Cleaning cone-bottom tanks creates unique challenges, they require additional vertical space and safety precautions, and 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

Contained Bottom Discharge for Double-Wall Tank

Secondary containment is an important safeguard that helps plant operators mitigate the costly risks of chemical spills. Many companies are realizing the business advantages of switching from open-top tanks and concrete basins to a double-wall containment system.

When our customers are weighing their options, they usually have several questions about double-wall containment. Here are some of the most common questions and answers about double-wall containment systems.

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Topics: Tank Design and Materials

Firefighting Foam Storage: What You Need to Know

Firefighting foam is commonly used at airports, hangars and other locations where hazardous fires can occur. The foaming agent used in the foam in most cases is a surfactant based chemical. Surfactants are compounds that lower the surface tension between two liquids, or a liquid and a solid. Dishwashing liquid is a surfactant—and like firefighting foam, it foams up when it mixes with water.

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Topics: Chemicals

[Featured] Environmental Science & Engineering Magazine: Rotomolded Polyethylene Tank Tests

Poly Processing's polyethylene storage tank test and results are featured in the August 2018 edition of Environmental Science & Engineering Magazine’s 

Our team wanted to test how polyetheylene tanks would hold up in the real world. So we subjected rotomolded, cross-linked and linear high-denisity poly tanks to high-impact and pressurization tests. 

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Topics: Value Added

Critical Tips for Reliable Citric Acid Storage

Citric acid is a chemical commonly used in a number of different beverages and drinks as a flavoring and preservative. It can also be found in some household cleaners. Safe citric acid storage isn’t necessarily a major challenge, but there are a few things you must keep in mind in order to make certain that you’re storing citric acid properly. 

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Topics: Chemicals, Chemical Storage

Proper Storage Protection for Your Diesel Exhaust Fluid

Since 2010, the EPA has required every diesel truck to have a diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank onboard. The DEF system sprays the fluid into the exhaust to help eliminate the NOx emissions in diesel engines. DEF is a combination of urea and deionized water, and it is critical that the solution stay pure. Impurities will cause the DEF system to stop, which will shut down the operation of the truck.

We work with DEF manufacturers and distributors to provide reliable storage solutions that ensure their DEF stays 100% pure.

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Topics: Chemicals, Applications

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

Proper chemical storage is an important aspect of operating a plant or facility. 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.

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Topics: Tank Design and Materials

Can Your Storage Tank Handle Your Chemical’s Specific Gravity?

There are several important factors to consider if you are in the process of configuring a polyethylene chemical storage tank. Always start the configuration process with the chemical being stored, because the chemical’s properties affect the entire tank design, including fittings and accessories.

One important property is the chemical’s specific gravity. If your chemical tank isn’t rated for the proper specific gravity, you could be looking at costly maintenance and employee injuries.

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Topics: Chemical Storage

Poly Processing Tank Designs and Drawings

One of the most critical aspects of choosing and building a chemical storage tank system is tank design. Poly Processing makes this process as easy as possible for you by providing easy access to resources and several types of tank drawings.

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Topics: Technology Tips