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Protecting Your Sodium Hypochlorite Chemical Tank From UV Exposure

If your sodium hypochlorite chemical tank (or any tank, for that matter) is located outdoors, it’s exposed to the elements, such as sun, wind, and rain. Special considerations are recommended to protect the life of the chemical and the storage tank, especially from damaging ultraviolet rays from the sun.

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Topics: Chemical Storage



What You Need to Know About Storing Firefighting Foam

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 contains surfactants—and like firefighting foam, it foams up when it mixes with water.

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Topics: Chemicals



The Best Heat Maintenance System for SAFE-Tank® Double Wall 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 lower temperatures. 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



How To Store De-Icing Fluids Safely

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.

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Topics: Applications, Chemical Storage



How to Save on Wastewater Treatment Chemical Storage Costs

It comes as no surprise that a new wastewater treatment plant can cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Upgrading a plant can cost several million dollars as well. Yet, the chemical storage tanks that go into those plants are one of the least expensive items.

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Topics: Applications



Safely Storing and Handling Peracetic Acid

Peracetic acid is a bactericide and fungicide that is used in the food industry and wastewater management. It’s a potent chemical that must be treated with care and stored properly. Improper handling could be costly and result in personal injury.

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Topics: Chemicals, Chemical Storage



Designing Proper Hydrofluorosilicic Acid Storage

Hydrofluorosilicic acid, or H2SiF6, is a challenging chemical because it has properties that pose a danger and specific storage concerns. With its common use in water treatment, it’s important that you’re aware of the risks of improperly storing this chemical.

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Topics: Chemicals



Preparing for Your Polyethylene Tank Delivery in 5-7 Weeks

You’ve done the hard part already. You’ve talked to a chemical tank expert at Poly Processing, designed your chemical tank system, double-checked that all the fittings you’ve ordered are compatible with your chemical, and you’re ready for your new storage tank system to be delivered.

Now that your order is placed and you’re preparing to receive your polyethylene chemical storage tank within five to seven weeks, there are some steps you need to have in place before your tank arrives. But what should you expect when your polyethylene tank arrives?

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Topics: Installation and Service, Value Added



Understanding the Barium Removal Process


Barium is a chemical found at relatively low levels in nature, but if it seeps into the drinking water, it can cause a variety of potential health problems. Due to these significant health risks, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered all water treatment plants in areas with higher levels of barium to remove its contents from the water prior to releasing it to the public for consumption.

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Topics: Applications, Tank Design and Materials



New Installation Guide Available Now

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 damage, leaks, safety issues for personnel, and a shorter tank life. Everyone should take chemical tank installation seriously.

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Topics: Installation and Service, Value Added