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Are You Using The Industry Leading Weatherproof Storage Tanks for De-Icing?

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.

Topics: Applications, Chemical Storage

Essential Steps for Receiving a Poly Processing Tank

Receiving a Poly Processing tank, whether it's for industrial, commercial, or municipal use, is a crucial process that requires careful attention to detail. Before the tank is put into service, several essential steps must be followed to ensure its safety, functionality, and readiness.

Topics: Applications

Concrete Containment vs Double Wall in Chemical Storage

If you’re storing hazardous materials, secondary containment systems can prevent costly damage to equipment — as well as physical risk to employees — if a primary storage vessel is breached. There are several secondary containment options with varying costs, and concrete containment is a popular industry standard. But you may be surprised when you compare the true costs of a poured-in-place concrete system to Poly Processing’s sophisticated integrated double-wall tank containment system, the SAFE-Tank®.

Topics: Applications

How to Determine If You Need a Vertical or Horizontal Agricultural Tank

Most of the chemical storage tanks that we sell are vertical tanks, IMFO Tanks®, and SAFE-Tanks®. However, we offer several other options to customers. Vertical tanks aren’t the best solution for every circumstance, and sometimes your best option may be a horizontal tank. Let’s look into the three main reasons polyethylene horizontal chemical tanks are a key part of a storage solution and then expand on the use of these tanks in their most popular industry: agriculture.

Topics: Applications

Best Practices For Sulfuric Acid Storage Tank Design

Sulfuric acid is one of the most widely used chemicals in the United States. More sulfuric acid is produced every year than any other chemical. It has a multitude of industry-specific uses, such as the production of other chemicals, dyes and pigments, water treatment, and fertilizers. This heavy, corrosive chemical requires a specifically designed storage system. That’s why Poly Processing follows guidelines that help ensure safety and enhanced useful tank life.

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Effective Wastewater Treatment Chemical Storage

Properly treating wastewater is an important, but often misunderstood process. If wastewater isn’t treated correctly, it can be extremely harmful to our environment, including the people and animals that live in it. There are several different elements involved in treating wastewater, including physical treatment that removes particles and debris. However, the chemical treatment of wastewater is especially important. Let’s take a look at the most important things you should know about chemically treating wastewater — including the most common chemicals and the best practices for storing these chemicals.

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Food Grade Storage Tanks: Stainless Steel or Plastic

Once your food production facility outgrows your 300-gallon totes, it’s time to look into larger storage tanks for food storage and clean-in-place chemicals. There are several options on the market to choose from, but you’ll need to consider which storage tank can meet your greatest challenges: FDA requirements, full-drain capabilities, and cost-effectiveness.

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How to Safely Clean out an IMFO Tank Without Entering The Tank

Can you name one of the most common things companies forget to consider when purchasing a tank? Surprisingly, many operations don’t consider how they will fully discharge / drain their tanks before they make a purchase. It’s not until afterward that they realize the need to find a solution. However, this decision should be made in advance because it is a critical part of tank maintenance and chemical purity processes.

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What Are the Best Chemical Storage Tank Materials for Wastewater Treatment?

It’s common for wastewater treatment plants to rely on cross-linked polyethylene chemical tanks, but many municipal water treatment plants are using inferior linear polyethylene or fiberglass tanks. While the short-term benefits are tempting, using linear polyethylene or fiberglass tanks can be like pouring money down the drain. Instead, Poly Processing’s cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) tanks give you better performance, greater cost-effectiveness, longer useful life, and more innovative solutions.

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Using A Nitrogen Blanket on a Poly Processing Tank

Water and oxygen can degrade some chemicals, so it may be necessary to create a protective barrier that keeps air and water moisture away from the chemical you’re storing. A nitrogen blanket can help increase the life of your chemicals. Tank blanketing, or tank padding, describes the process of applying an inert gas to the vapor space (or unused space) that exists above the chemical inside a storage tank. Tank blanketing is mainly used to add a layer of gas (usually nitrogen) to keep air or moisture from a chemical inside the tank.

Topics: Applications