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Proper Chemical Storage Tank Installation, Service, and Inspection


Do you need to know how to properly retrofit a tank to store a different chemical? Looking at installing a new tank? Concerned about your 15-year-old polyethylene tank? Do the sidewall fittings, venting, and brackets of your tank ensure safe operation and long tank life?  For the answers to these chemical storage tank questions and more, the Poly Processing Field Service team is here to assist.

Poly Processing Field Service responds to chemical storage tank concerns in three basic areas: installation, service, and inspection.

Installations and Startups

First, the tank site is examined and the installation area is inspected to ensure the tank is properly installed according to industry standards. Sidewall fittings, proper expansion joints, adequate venting, and proper bracketing are a few of the items that are inspected to make sure the risk of tank failure is minimized, and the tank’s useful life is optimized. Many customers wish to avoid pipe support sidewall penetrations and design their own supports, which normally require inspection for tank warranty reasons.

Every installation is unique. Chemical storage tank systems and installations can vary greatly based on the chemicals being stored, the location of the tank and surrounding environmental factors such as exposure to wind, sun, or location in an earthquake area, and how the tank is filled.

Service of Existing Tanks

This involves response to any and all tank issues that may arise, covered by warranty or not. We’re regularly responding to customers’ phone calls and email requests regarding tank maintenance and repairs to enhance the overall tank performance and useful life. Specific warranty questions are answered as well. Is the tank leaking or compromised? Does the tank need to be replaced?

Inspection and Evaluation of Older Tanks

Hiring the Poly Processing Field Service team for tank inspections can reduce the expenses the tank owner may encounter on extending the life of the tank beyond 15+ years. New fittings and gaskets can be installed. Tank samples can be tested to ensure the tank integrity is still intact. If you’re changing the chemical being stored, Poly Processing Field Service can ensure that your tank is compatible and if compatible, correctly fitted for the new chemical.

Perhaps the tank is designed for a 1-inch outlet, but you need 2 inches? We can help you solve this. Also, the inspection and site evaluation of the tank can save you money on contractor costs needed to make the changes.

Have questions about a tank you’re considering installing, warranty issues about an existing Poly Processing tank, or concerns about use or retrofitting an older tank?

Contact the Poly Processing Field Service for expert onsite tank inspection, evaluation, and service.


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Topics: Installation and Service