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Acetic Acid Corrosion: Protecting Storage Tanks Against Chemical Degradation

Acetic acid is a versatile, common chemical that’s used for a variety of purposes. The colorless liquid usually has a sour odor and can cause physical harm if it isn’t handled correctly. It is critical to ensure that you design a proper storage solution, because improper acetic acid storage can risk the health of the people who work near it.

Topics: Chemicals

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

The Role of Chemical Storage Tanks in Battery Recycling

As the demand for rechargeable batteries continues to rise, battery recycling has become a crucial process for environmental sustainability. Battery recycling involves the recovery of valuable materials from used batteries, including lithium, cobalt, nickel, and other metals.

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Chemical Storage Tank Expansion: When and How to Scale Up

Chemical storage is a critical aspect of various industries. It is essential to ensure that your facility utilizes safe and secure containment of hazardous substances. Polyethylene chemical storage tanks continue to gain popularity due to their durability, resistance to corrosion, and cost-effectiveness. However, as your business grows and your storage needs increase, it’s necessary to consider when and how to scale up your plastic chemical storage tank capacity.

Topics: Chemicals

Proactive Safety Measures for Safe Chemical Storage in Crosslinked Polyethylene Tanks

Ensuring the safe storage of chemicals is of paramount importance, especially when storing hazardous chemicals. Crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) tanks offer several advantages for chemical storage, such as superior chemical resistance, durability, and cost-effectiveness. However, it is crucial to adopt proactive chemical safety measures to prevent potential hazards and to ensure the long-term integrity of the tanks.

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The Best of 2023 - Top 5 Chemical Storage Blogs

As 2023 draws to a close, we reflect on the wealth of knowledge shared in our chemical storage tank blogs throughout the year. From safety protocols to innovative storage solutions, our aim has been to empower industry professionals with comprehensive insights.

Topics: Chemicals

Considerations for Chemical Storage by Industry

Poly Processing Company has a decades-long reputation for specializing in manufacturing tanks for a wide range of applications and industries. We provide products for frontend and backend processes, catering to both municipal and industrial clients.

Topics: Chemicals

PPC Installation, Operation, and Maintenance to Prevent Chemical Corrosion

Poly Processing works diligently to produce each and every chemical storage tank to spec. But if a tank isn’t installed correctly it could lead to chemical corrosion, causing damage, leaks, safety issues for personnel, and a shorter tank life. Everyone should take chemical tank installation seriously.

Topics: Chemicals

Preventing Cross-Contamination in Multi-Product Chemical Storage Tanks

Secondary containment systems — a tank within a tank — are recommended safeguards that can prevent costly damage to equipment and risk to employees in the event of a leak or failure of the primary storage vessel.

Topics: Chemicals

Safely Storing Nitric Acid in Crosslinked Polyethylene Tanks: An Essential Practice for the Chemical Industry

Nitric acid, commonly known as HNO3, plays a crucial role in various industries, particularly in the chemical sector. Its applications range from manufacturing fertilizers and explosives to producing dyes and pharmaceuticals.

Topics: Chemicals