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Industrial Hydrochloric Acid Uses & Storage Concerns

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.

Topics: Chemical Storage

Storing Liquid Ammonium Sulfate

Liquid ammonium sulfate (LAS) started as a liquid fertilizer that was applied to hard ground. Today, LAS has become widely accepted as a stable and effective source of ammonia for chloramination in water treatment. Alternatives such as anhydrous or aqueous ammonia are hazardous, sometimes requiring pressurized storage tanks and special handling and safety procedures.

Topics: Chemicals, Chemical Storage

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

Scrubbing a PPC Tank: An Introduction to Fume Scrubbers

Chemicals stored in polyethylene tanks always require venting. Depending on the chemical you’re storing, the harmful fumes emitted from the storage tank can’t be directly released into the atmosphere. To reduce the harmful fumes before they evacuate the system and to control air pollution, fume scrubbers need to be installed.

Topics: Venting, Fittings and Accessories, Tank Design and Materials, 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. Thinking through the entire sulfuric acid tank system design up front will help you protect your employees, the environment, and your investment. Read on for our recommendations on the right material, configuration, and standards for safe sulfuric acid storage.

Topics: Chemicals, Chemical Storage

Crosslinked Polyethylene Storage Solutions For Your Industry: Part 1

Poly Processing tanks are used for water and wastewater treatment applications, but are also found in dozens of industries nationwide. We’re able to work with a wide variety of businesses and organizations that use chemicals to produce goods and products. This is the first in a series of articles over the next several months that will feature a selection of the markets we serve. (View the full list of the markets we serve.)

Topics: Applications, Tank Design and Materials, 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 and municipalities to develop industry leading pre-written engineering specifications for our three most popular polyethylene chemical tanks: the SAFE-Tank®, the vertical tank with IMFO® and the upright vertical storage tank.

Topics: Certifications and Standards, Value Added, 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

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

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