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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

The Facts About NSF/ANSI-61 Certification

If you manufacture, sell, or distribute water treatment or distribution products in North America, your products in most cases must comply with NSF/ANSI 61. NSF/ANSI 61 sets criteria for water system components to protect health standards. It’s important that all components in water treatment meet the correct standards to ensure dangerous toxins aren’t leached.

However, there is confusion among customers about NSF/ANSI 61 and what it covers. Let’s explore what NSF/ANSI 61 covers and how to make sure your chemical storage tank system meets the necessary requirements.

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Topics: Value Added, Certifications and Standards

Can Your Storage System Meet the Challenges of Polymers?

Polymers are used in wastewater treatment plants to flocculate or coagulate suspended solids to produce large curds of solid materials. They also aid in dewatering digester cake, in order to reduce the water content and permit easier, less expensive transporting of waste materials to the landfill.

Polymers present unique storage challenges and require customized storage solutions to keep your workers safe and your costs low. Let’s explore these challenges and solutions.

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Topics: Tank Design and Materials, Chemicals

Are You Using the Safest Full-Drain Tank on the Market?

Properly storing chemicals also means completely draining your storage tanks. Your regular maintenance and cleaning routine must include fully draining your chemical tanks to prevent contaminating new batches.

But sometimes, draining the tank is easier said than done. Space constraints, incorrect fitting placements, and dealing with hazardous chemicals can all complicate routine maintenance.

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Topics: Tank Design and Materials

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