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Vent Your Chemical Storage Tank With the PolyScrub Fume Scrubber

If you're storing chemicals that emit fumes such as hydrochloric acid or hydrogen peroxide, you need to have a proper venting system in place. We've developed The PolyScrub™ fume scrubber to help you ensure the safety of your employees, equipment, and the environment. 

Check out the video below to learn more.

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Topics: Fittings and Accessories



The Security Benefits of A Bellows Transition Fitting

 

We have all 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. Thus, when you install a tank-within-tank system like the SAFE-Tank with a sidewall fitting, it is critical to also install a bellows transition fitting.

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Carbon Black: The Best Polyethylene Storage Tank Color Choice?

Black Polyethylene Storage Tanks
A wide variety of colors are available for polyethylene storage tanks. Cosmetics to match the surrounding buildings and landscape, customer preferences, and the application or the chemicals being stored are factors determining tank color selection. However, one color which is almost always selected for higher end storage solutions, such as storing harsh, aggressive chemicals such as sodium hypochlorite, is black.

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Are Bolted Side Manways Safe for Chemical Storage?


There is more than a tank to think about when configuring a polyethylene chemical storage system. As always, you have to think about your chemical first, then you have to choose the tank most appropriate for that chemical, then you need to choose the fittings and accessories that will ensure that your tank system is safe and effective. Another key consideration is the actual access point to the inside of the polyethylene tank. There are various points at which you can access the tank: from the top, or dome, and from the side. Each of these tank entrances must be protected with a manway cover to protect both the chemical itself and the surrounding environment and employees.

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Flexible Connections: The Do’s and Don’ts


Two of the most important factors in the design of any chemical tank storage system are the way the system is vented and whether or not the system requires flexible connections. 
Proper venting ensures correct atmospheric-only pressurization of the tank, which can prolong the life of the tank. The placement of appropriate flexible connectors will not only help ensure a tank’s longevity, but can also protect the tank from hinge points that can cause dangerous leaks.

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5 Ways Our B.O.S.S. Fitting Reduces Human Error

If you’re installing a sidewall fitting on a chemical storage tank, you’re actually creating new opportunities for leaks and chemical attack. Every hole drilled into a tank’s wall can become a weak point in your tank. You can prevent a breach in your tank’s system by carefully selecting your fittings.

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A Strategic Alternative to the Cone-Bottom Tank - The IMFO Fitting


Cone-bottom tanks have an active drain feature at the bottom of the tank, making it possible to completely empty a tank—especially one that contains sludge or other difficult-to-drain contents. But cone-bottom tanks come with a price tag, and there’s another option that can meet the same need for less cost.

Poly Processing’s Integrally Molded Flanged Outlet® (IMFO®) tank is a vertical storage tank that can give you a full drain at less cost than a cone-bottom tank system. IMFO tanks provide other advantages, as well.

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[Video] What Types of Fittings Are Safe for Chemical Tank Domes?


Selecting the proper tank fitting—and location for the fitting—is an important matter. You need the right fitting for your application, and it’s not always easy to understand which one is the best choice for your needs.

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Topics: Fittings and Accessories, Installation and Service



Storage Tank Seismic Restraints - We Can Help

Note: Poly Processing's seismic clip names have changed from L designation to A designation. The clip thicknesses have changed as well. Please feel free to contact customer support for any clarification you might need. 

One natural event that could potentially lead to catastrophic risk, resulting in a complete failure of a chemical storage tank system, is an earthquake. Earthquakes can happen in areas not considered earthquake zones, such as the August, 2011 5.8 magnitude tremor that rocked Virginia. 

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Topics: Fittings and Accessories, Installation and Service



Chemical Storage Tank Ladders & Safety

In some chemical storage tank applications, it is necessary to install a ladder to allow for inspection, to check gauges, and to service level sensors or mixers. In this blog we will discuss the various ladder options available, as well as which ladder system is best for your storage application.

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