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An Inside Look at Poly Processing Tank Shipping Procedure

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Poly Processing Company manufactures high-density crosslinked polyethylene storage tanks for a wide variety of applications; but manufacturing is just one step in the overall process. A chemical storage tank is an investment, and it’s important to protect any investment. That’s why we take special care and precaution with your chemical storage tank, especially after it is rotationally molded and is ready to be shipped to your plant. Here’s a closer look at our process.

Before We Load A Chemical Tank on a Truck

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After a chemical storage tank is finished cooling, it is cleaned. We use a pressure washer to clean both the inside and outside of each tank. This ensures that no dirt or debris from the manufacturing process is left behind.

When we have a clean tank, our quality assurance team inspect the tank, ensuring it will meet all standards and necessary certifications. Once a tank has successfully passed inspection it is plastic wrapped. All tanks traveling over 50 miles from one of our three manufacturing plants are wrapped five to six times with 80 Gauge or .80 Mil thick plastic in order to keep it clean and to protect it from the elements during shipping and off-loading.

While the tank itself and any molded-in components, such as the IMFO fitting, are wrapped together, additional parts or accessories are either boxed separately or sent along with the tank. You will be able to see each component of your shipped order on your Bill of Lading.

Once the tank is wrapped and secure, we use specially designed forklifts and front loaders to carefully load the tanks onto the trucks that will deliver your chemical storage system to you.

What You Can Do To Prepare for Your Chemical Tank

While we do all of this, there are a few things you will want to do at the installation site in order to further protect your investment. We’ll notify you 24-48 hours in advance, so that you can ensure any equipment you need will be on site, and all final decisions regarding the tank have been made. Be sure to review our Start Up Checklist before installation, and refer to our Installation Guide frequently.

Before we send your chemical storage tank out, we first photograph each truck load. We do this to document the quality of the load before it leaves our facility. This is another added safeguard to protect your investment.

Poly Processing’s rotationally molded tanks are by far the toughest polyethylene tanks offered to the chemical market. We always have, and will continue to prepare and package our products in the best possible method to prevent damage in transit.

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Topics: Installation and Service