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Proper Storage Protection for Your Diesel Exhaust Fluid

Since 2010, the EPA has required every diesel truck to have a diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank onboard. The DEF system sprays the fluid into the exhaust to help eliminate the NOx emissions in diesel engines. DEF is a combination of urea and deionized water, and it is critical that the solution stay pure. Impurities will cause the DEF system to stop, which will shut down the operation of the truck.

We work with DEF manufacturers and distributors to provide reliable storage solutions that ensure their DEF stays 100% pure.

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Topics: Chemicals, Applications



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 To Store De-Icing Fluids Safely In Poly Processing Company SAFE-Tanks

We all know this winter has been chillier than years past. With below freezing temperatures and snowstorms affecting millions of people, the need for assistance in clearing roadways and maintaining equipment has been great. De-icing fluid is used to break down ice and frost on roadways and for air travel. It is used fairly frequently during the winters across the country, especially this winter. There are several chemicals used in the de-icing process, including brine, magnesium chloride, propylene glycol, and ethylene glycol. These chemicals are popular choices, due to cost and effectiveness. Brine is the most popular of all these chemicals but can damage vehicles or rebar on roadways. The type of substance used for de-icing depends on its application, the location’s level of snowfall and winter temperatures.

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Topics: Applications, Tank Design and Materials



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 ranging from $1,000 to $40,000 each depending on the size and chemical configuration. That’s just a drop in the bucket (so to speak) of the total project cost.

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Topics: Applications



Trends in the Potable Water Industry


In 2014, the
water storage systems market in North America was valued at $2.45 billion, and it’s projected to top $4 Billion by 2020. As freshwater resources are becoming more scarce in growing population centers, and concerns over water conservation are increasing, potable water storage is becoming a big deal. Municipalities, commercial industries, and even residential markets need to make the most of their potable water storage systems. 

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Topics: Applications, News and Customer Stories



Innovative Storage for Plating, Mining, and High-Tech Industries

Three of the most challenging industries for storing chemicals are also areas we’ve serviced for over 30 years. The plating, mining, and high-tech industries each use aggressive chemicals, and they require chemical storage solutions that can handle highly corrosive compounds.

Top companies in the mining, plating, and high-tech industries trust Poly Processing’s innovative technologies to safely contain highly corrosive chemical solutions. Our OR-1000™ and IMFO® tank components are unparalleled when it comes to durability and reliability.

Here’s why these industries use our chemical storage solutions:

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Topics: Applications



Dairy, Food, and DEF Storage Tanks That Outlast Other Solutions


Industries that use chemicals and solutions with special chemical standards have to keep a close watch on the storage solutions they rely on. Chemical storage tanks that are susceptible to corrosion or bacterial growth are costly to maintain and replace, and great care must be taken to ensure that the stored materials are preserved.

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Topics: Applications



Crosslinked Polyethylene Pharmaceutical Chemical Storage Tanks Outperform Stainless Steel


The pharmaceutical industry has a history of using stainless steel storage tanks due to the belief that the resins in a polyethylene storage tank would allow leaching and bacterial growth with pharmaceutical products. But stainless steel tanks have drawbacks. Because they can contain chemical attack points, the tanks require expensive coatings and ongoing maintenance and inspection. Seams and welding spots are especially prone to compromise.

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Topics: Applications



Storing Flocculation Chemicals for Water Treatment


Coagulation is one of the preliminary steps in cleaning water and when chemicals are used, a few design practices regarding the storage tank can bring safety, longevity and operational efficiency. Understanding how coagulants work in water treatment, what to do about the sludge that accumulates, and how to minimize risk will help you configure an effective and efficient coagulation tank system.

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Topics: Chemicals, Applications



Clean-in-Place Systems Popular in Two Major Industries

Clean-in-place (CIP) systems are becoming more and more popular because they allow the interior of the tank and lines going out of it to be cleaned without needing to enter the tank. These clean-in-place systems provide efficient, thorough cleaning with less exposure to potentially harmful chemicals or contamination of food or beverage mixtures.

Many potentially hazardous situations are safer because of CIP systems, but they require certain considerations to ensure success. Let’s look at a two industry applications that require CIP systems and explore the role that a polyethylene tank can play in these systems. 

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Topics: Applications