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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.

Topics: Applications, Chemical Storage



Why Companies Are Upsizing Their Chemical Storage Capacity

If you aren’t increasing your chemical storage capacity, it might be time to reevaluate your storage strategy.

Over the last couple of years, many Poly Processing customers have shifted their approach to storing chemicals. They are increasing their total volume capacity in response to many of the market’s trends. External factors, such as the war in Ukraine and supply chain issues, have a trickle-down effect that impacts companies that need to buy and store chemicals.

These companies are discovering that it makes good business sense to upsize their chemical storage capacity — both from an operational perspective and a financial one.

Should your facility increase your chemical storage capacity? Here are some compelling reasons it might make sense for you to upsize.

Topics: Chemical Storage



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.

Topics: Applications, Chemical Storage



Sulfuric Acid Storage Resource Guide Exclusively from Poly Processing

Sulfuric acid can be a tricky chemical to store. Used in a wide variety of industrial applications, sulfuric acid is heavy, can create toxic or flammable gas, and can burn the skin. A smart storage solution for sulfuric acid should start with a well-thought-out tank design — not just the tank material but the entire storage system and all its components.

Topics: Chemicals, Chemical Storage



Tank Expertise at the Click of Your Mouse

For over 50 years, Poly Processing has been known as the trusted leader in the chemical storage industry. We’ve earned a reputation for technological innovation, which is built on a robust knowledge of chemical storage engineering and manufacturing.

Our new website is dedicated to sharing that expertise with our customers. Because the more you know about the chemicals you’re storing — and the tank systems you’re using — the better equipped you’ll be to protect your inventory, your workers, and your bottom line.

Topics: Tank Design and Materials, Chemical Storage



Hydrochloric Acid Storage Requirements

Hydrochloric acid (HCl), also known as muriatic acid, is toxic and highly corrosive. The chemical is used in many different applications, including chloride production, refining ore and producing metals like tantalum and tin.

Because HCl is such a powerful acid, it is often used for neutralizing basic solutions. It also requires careful handling and an engineered storage system that is designed specifically for hydrochloric acid.

Topics: Chemical Storage



Is Your Tank Built For Safe Chemical Storage?

Purchasing the wrong chemical storage tank could be a disastrous decision, so it’s critical to make sure you’re ordering a storage solution that can meet your specific needs.

There are several important factors to consider when you design a polyethylene chemical storage tank for your particular application. Always start the configuration process with the chemical that is being stored, because the chemical’s properties influence the entire tank design, including fittings and accessories, thickness, and materials.

Topics: Chemical Storage



Bulk Tank Specifications That Save Project Time and Money

Municipal projects require detailed specifications for anything purchased as a capital expense. At Poly Processing Company, we’ve teamed up with national engineering firms to develop pre-written engineering specifications for our three most popular tanks: the SAFE-Tank®, the vertical tank with IMFO® and the upright vertical tank.

Topics: Certifications and Standards, Value Added, Chemical Storage



Six Essential Resources for Chemical Storage Success

When companies come to Poly Processing, they aren’t just looking for the best chemical storage tank options. Our customers also trust us for some of the most reliable information in the industry. We’re dedicated to helping you store your materials safely and effectively.

Topics: Fittings and Accessories, Chemical Storage



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.

Topics: Chemical Storage