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The Safety and Security Benefits of a Bellows Transition Fitting

You’ve heard the adage, “if a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing right.” Poly Processing believes this to be true 110% of the time when it comes to containment. Every single piece of a tank system needs to be completely secure to protect your workspace, your employees, the environment and the chemical being stored. Thus, when you install a tank-within-tank system like the SAFE-Tank with a sidewall fitting, it may be important to also install a bellows transition fitting.

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Topics: Fittings and Accessories

Storing Liquid Ammonium Sulfate

Liquid ammonium sulfate (LAS) started as a liquid fertilizer that was applied to hard ground. Today, LAS has become widely accepted as a stable and effective source of ammonia for chloramination in wastewater treatment. Alternatives such as anhydrous or aqueous ammonia are hazardous, sometimes requiring pressurized storage tanks and special handling and safety procedures. 

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Topics: Chemicals, Chemical Storage

The Best Tanks For Storing Corrosive Chemicals

Whether you’re an engineer writing a spec for a chemical storage system, or an end-user who is looking for the best way to store corrosive chemicals, there are multiple factors that go into creating a safe storage system. Cost might be your first consideration, but there is more to consider than the initial price of the tank, its fittings and accessories, delivery, installation, and tank longevity.

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Topics: Chemicals, Tank Design and Materials

5 Solutions to Reduce the Risk of UV Exposure on Poly Storage Tanks

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.

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Topics: Fittings and Accessories, Applications

15,500 IMFO: The Largest True Full Drain Tank of Its Kind

For 50 years, Poly Processing has been the industry leader in chemical storage tank innovation and manufacturing. Poly Processing has recently announced a lineup of six new large 13'- 9" diameter tanks. These tanks include the Vertical Tank, the IMFO® (Integrally Molded Flanged Outlet)Tank and the Sloped-bottom IMFO Tank. These tanks represent the best engineering and design in the tank manufacturing industry, and they are covered under PPC’s industry-leading warranty.

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Topics: News and Customer Stories, Tank Design and Materials

Proper Storage Protection for Your Diesel Exhaust Fluid

In 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency mandated the use of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) in diesel engines. In an SCR-equipped vehicle, the exhaust gas from the engine goes through a particulate filter to eliminate the soot and ash generated from burning diesel fuel.

The SCR system sprays diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) into the exhaust gas to help eliminate the NOx emissions in diesel engines. DEF is a combination of urea and deionized water, and the urea from the DEF and the exhaust gas react with a variety of metallic compounds to convert nitrogen dioxide and monoxide into nitrogen and water. 

It is critical that the diesel engine fluid stays pure. Impurities can cause the SCR system to stop, which will shut down the operation of the truck.

Poly Processing works with DEF manufacturers and distributors to provide reliable storage solutions that ensure their DEF stays 100% pure.

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Topics: Chemicals, Applications

Cost Effective Containment Systems For Your Operations

In the United States, hazardous materials are regulated by the EPA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Department of Transportation (DOT). Each organization has its own definition of hazardous materials.

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Topics: Tank Design and Materials, Chemical Storage

Fats, Oils, and Grease Storage. Why Crosslinked Polyethylene?

Fats, oils, and grease (FOG) present a major challenge to municipal solid waste and wastewater treatment operations — but it’s becoming a problem for businesses, too. 

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Topics: Chemicals

Six Essential Resources for Chemical Storage Success

When companies come to Poly Processing, they aren’t just looking for the best chemical storage tank options. Our customers also trust us for some of the most reliable information in the industry. We are dedicated to helping you store your materials safely.

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Topics: Fittings and Accessories, Chemical Storage

What’s the Best Heat Maintenance System for SAFE-Tank® Tanks?

Maintaining the proper temperature of a chemical inside a SAFE-Tank® double-wall tank is often critical to safe storage. For example, sodium hydroxide at a 50 percent concentration will start to crystallize at or below temperatures of 60 degrees. For polyethylene chemical storage tanks, heating pads and insulation can maintain the specific temperature of the chemical you’re storing—even when your chemical tank is exposed to low air temperatures.

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Topics: Fittings and Accessories