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How to Choose the Right Food Grade Storage Tank

 
Once your food production facility outgrows your 300-gallon totes, it’s time to look into larger storage tanks for food storage and clean-in-place chemicals. There are several options on the market to choose from, but you’ll need to consider which storage tank can meet your greatest challenges: FDA requirements, full-drain capabilities, and cost-effectiveness.

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Storing Leachate and Condensate in Poly Processing Tanks

 

Leachate and condensate from landfills can contain hazardous constituents either as a direct result of the waste disposed in the facility (e.g., household hazardous wastes) or as a result of the breakdown of the chemical compounds found in waste (e.g., leachate derived constituents).

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Properly Storing Sodium Hydroxide in Chemical Storage Tanks

 

Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH), also known as caustic soda or lye, is a common inorganic compound that is typically used as a strong chemical base. It has a wide variety of uses such as making paper, drinking water, medicine and is even used in food preparation. It can be found in many household items such as drain cleaner, detergents, and bath soaps. While this chemical is widely used, its properties present special storage and handling challenges. 

 

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What’s the Best Type of Tank for Storing Sulfuric Acid?

 

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 of just the tank material but the entire storage system and all components.

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Brine Storage Tank Solutions: Material and Manufacturing


Sodium chloride brine is used in a variety of industrial applications. Auto manufacturers, system OEM’s, food processors, municipalities, refineries, hotels, hospitals, commercial laundries, textile dyeing houses, and chemical plants all use brine in their operations.

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How to Safely Store Peracetic Acid

Peracetic acid is a chemical that’s become more popular than ever, and it is being used across several industries. Safer than sodium hypochlorite and less expensive than other chemicals, peracetic acid (or PAA) is a flexible solution that has a wide range of applications. Companies use PAA for anything from clean-in-place and disinfecting to mold prevention, and experts expect the use of peracetic acid to continue growing.

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Major Hazard Control: Why You Need to Know About the IMFO® System

Can you name one of the most common things companies forget to consider when purchasing a tank?

Surprisingly, many operations do not consider how they will fully drain their tanks in advance of purchasing it. It’s not until afterward that they realize the need to find a solution. However, this decision should be made in advance because it is a critical part of tank maintenance and chemical purity process.

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How to Safely Remove Harmful Chemical Fumes


Regardless of the chemical that you are storing, nearly every chemical releases fumes. Yet, some chemicals, like hydrochloric acid, acetic acid and hydrofluoric acid, produce fumes that can’t be released into the atmosphere. These fumes are very aggressive. They can harm your chemical storage tank, your equipment, and your employees.

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Need a Polyethylene Chemical Tank Fast? How to Get a Quick Turnaround.

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Need a new chemical tank right away? We’re no strangers to fulfilling tank orders with quick turnaround times. We’ve helped companies who need a storage tank fast, for all sorts of reasons—another linear or FRP tank has failed and they need to replace it immediately, or they forgot to place an order and they’re in a rush to get a tank right now.

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Be Sure Your Ferrous Chloride Storage Tanks Are Up to the Task


Odor control is an essential priority for all wastewater treatment plants. Hydrogen sulfide forms in wastewater and creates a strong odor that can be detected in water, and even in surrounding neighborhoods near the treatment plants.

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