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Poly Processing Innovative Solutions Series: The Tangible Difference Between HDPE and Cross-Linked Polyethylene Storage Tanks

This is the first article in Poly Processing’s Innovative Solutions Series, where you’ll discover the many innovations that we have introduced to the chemical storage industry. Not all high-density polyethylene tanks are created equal. Although they sound nearly identical, high density polyethylene (HDPE) and cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) chemical storage tanks have significant differences. Those differences could impact your organization’s bottom line, your people’s safety, and the operations of your facility.

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OR-1000™: Next Generation System for Oxidizing and Corrosive Chemical Storage

One of the challenges in storing any oxidizing chemical is engineering a chemical storage tank that not only contains the chemical but has a greater life expectancy and measure of safety. Whether you’re storing sodium hypochlorite, sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, or other oxidizing substances, it is critical to design the storage tank with the chemical in mind.

Topics: Tank Design and Materials, FAQs

PPC Installation, Operation, and Maintenance Manual: Ensure Tank Longevity

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 damage, leaks, safety issues for personnel, and a shorter tank life. Everyone should take chemical tank installation seriously.

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Better and Safer Alternatives to Downpipes

When customers inquire about installing downpipes in Poly Processing chemical storage tanks, we strongly recommend against it for several important reasons.

Topics: Fittings and Accessories, FAQs

The Inner Workings of Chemical Storage Tank Venting Systems

Proper venting of a chemical storage tank system helps ensure safe operation and can also extend the useful life of the tank. Poly Processing Company sees venting as one of the most critical parts of a safe chemical storage system. We also attach venting labels to tanks manufactured at any of our three facilities.

Topics: Venting, FAQs

How to Dispose of a Chemical Storage Tank Safely

Customers often ask us how to safely dispose of a chemical storage tank once it has reached the end of its useful life. Although Poly Processing doesn’t offer tank decommissioning services, we can offer you guidance for proper chemical tank disposal.

Topics: Tank Design and Materials, FAQs

The Simplest, Safest Way to Measure Chemical Tank Levels

Reliably knowing the level of the liquid in your chemical storage tank is critical to maintaining your operations without interruption. Not only is the level an indicator for ordering more chemicals, but certain chemicals have to be stored at a specific level to maintain their properties or operational requirements. A level gauge monitors the liquid level of the chemical you’re storing in your polyethylene chemical tank. There are several types of level gauges, including clear tube level gauges and ultrasonic level gauges. While Poly Processing can provide a variety of level indicators, we almost always recommend our reverse float gauge.

Topics: Fittings and Accessories, FAQs

Pros + Cons of Using a Tank Within a Tank for Chemical Storage Containment

Secondary containment systems — a.k.a 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. There are several secondary containment options with varying costs available to tank owners. Let’s compare a traditional permanent concrete structure to a sophisticated, integrated double-wall tank containment system. The cost analysis may surprise you.

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Poly Processing Innovation Series: Enhanced Bellows Transition Fitting for Double Wall Tanks

You’ve heard the adage, “if a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing right.” Poly Processing believes this to be true 110% of the time when it comes to containment. Every single piece of a tank system needs to be completely secure to protect your workspace, your employees, the environment, and the chemical being stored. When you install a tank-within-tank or double wall storage tank system like the SAFE-Tank with a sidewall fitting, it may be important to also install a bellows transition fitting. The bellows fitting lets you safely connect the primary tank with the secondary containment tank.

Topics: Fittings and Accessories, FAQs