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Which Secondary Containment Systems Make the Most Business Sense?

For most applications, your chemical tank needs to have some kind of containment barrier. If a leak occurs, the containment will prevent the chemical from entering into groundwater or coming into contact with your employees. 

Usually, companies use a large concrete berm to contain spilled chemicals. It’s an effective solution, if your only concern is containment. But concrete berms are a poor business solution. Let's take a closer look at your options and which secondary containment systems make the most sense.

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Topics: Tank Design and Materials, Chemical Storage



Hydrochloric Acid Storage Requirements

Hydrochloric acid (HCl), also known as muriatic acid, is toxic and highly corrosive. As a result, specialized storage solutions are required to ensure the safety of your employees, your equipment, and the environment.

Storing this chemical isn't as simple as storing others. You’ll need to design your hydrochloric acid storage system to meet all of its challenges. Let’s look at a few of these considerations.

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Topics: Chemical Storage



Better Storage Solutions for Growing Craft Breweries

Since 2015, the number of breweries in the U.S. has increased by almost 50% to over 5,500 breweries. As the industry becomes more crowded, the competition among beer makers is also increasing. That means craft breweries need to find more cost-effective ways to scale their business.

Stainless steel tanks are the traditional choice for storing the materials for making beer. But innovative breweries are beginning to realize the business benefits of polyethylene storage tanks.

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Topics: Chemical Storage



How to Minimize Oxidation When Storing Sodium Hypochlorite

Sodium hypochlorite, or bleach, is one of the most commonly used chemicals across all industries. But that doesn’t mean you should use a common chemical storage system to contain this aggressive oxidizer. Whether you’re using a bleach concentration of 0.8%, 6%, or 12.5%, sodium hypochlorite will attack your storage tanks more aggressively than most other solutions. Without the proper storage tank system, you could be looking at a catastrophic failure in less time than you expect.


 

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Topics: Chemical Storage