Winter is approaching fast. With below freezing temperatures and snowstorms affecting millions of people each year, municipalities need to be ready to clear roadways and maintain equipment. De-icing fluid is used to break down ice and frost on roadway surfaces and aircraft. The substance used for de-icing depends on its application, the amount of snowfall, the municipality’s preferences, and winter temperatures. A variety of chemicals are used in the de-icing process, including brine, magnesium chloride, propylene glycol, and ethylene glycol. Brine is the most popular of these chemicals, but it can damage vehicles or rebar on roadways.
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 chemical corrosion, causing damage, leaks, safety issues for personnel, and a shorter tank life. Everyone should take chemical tank installation seriously.
Secondary containment systems — a tank within a tank — are recommended safeguards that can prevent costly damage to equipment and risk to employees in the event of a leak or failure of the primary storage vessel.
Receiving a Poly Processing tank, whether it's for industrial, commercial, or municipal use, is a crucial process that requires careful attention to detail. Before the tank is put into service, several essential steps must be followed to ensure its safety, functionality, and readiness.
[Featured in ES&E Magazine] How To Build Cost-Effective Storage Solutions For Wastewater Treatment Chemicals
In addition to physical and biological treatment, wastewater treatment requires aggressive usage of large amounts of chemicals, so safe storage of them is always an important consideration.
Safely Storing Nitric Acid in Crosslinked Polyethylene Tanks: An Essential Practice for the Chemical Industry
Nitric acid, commonly known as HNO3, plays a crucial role in various industries, particularly in the chemical sector. Its applications range from manufacturing fertilizers and explosives to producing dyes and pharmaceuticals.
Purchasing a chemical storage tank is a significant investment. You want confidence and reassurance that the tank will give you the dependability and longevity that was advertised. A strong and transparent warranty shows that the manufacturer believes in and stands behind their product.
Leachate and condensate from landfills typically contain hazardous materials — either from the waste itself or as a result of chemical compounds breaking down. Landfill leachate is liquid that comes in contact with or is released from waste. Condensate is the liquid generated as a result of the gas collection and recovery process. In both cases, the liquid can be extremely hazardous and can create environmental disasters that take decades to recover from.
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
If you’re storing hazardous materials, secondary containment systems can prevent costly damage to equipment — as well as physical risk to employees — if a primary storage vessel is breached. There are several secondary containment options with varying costs, and concrete containment is a popular industry standard. But you may be surprised when you compare the true costs of a poured-in-place concrete system to Poly Processing’s sophisticated integrated double-wall tank containment system, the SAFE-Tank®.