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The Best Heat Maintenance System for SAFE-Tank® Double Wall Tanks

Maintaining the proper temperature of a chemical inside a SAFE-Tank® double wall tank is often critical for safe storage. For example, sodium hydroxide and caustic soda need to maintain temperature to prevent crystallization.

Topics: Fittings and Accessories



The Benefits of Fewer Sidewall Penetrations in Your Tank System

When you design a chemical storage tank, it’s commonplace to request extra or "spare" fittings in the sidewall. These fittings aren’t designated for anything specific, but at some point you might need to add another accessory to the tank. It’s convenient to have that fitting already installed and ready to go. 

This is a common practice, but it’s a potentially hazardous one. 

Every time you penetrate the sidewall of a tank, you introduce another potential leak. Fittings have gaskets that need to be maintained and monitored for cracking. Over time, fittings and gaskets can degrade and require replacement. The fittings also need to have the proper torque on them for a proper seal. 

Topics: Fittings and Accessories



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. Thus, when you install a tank-within-tank or double wall system like the SAFE-Tank with a sidewall fitting, it may be important to also install a bellows transition fitting.

Topics: Fittings and Accessories



Are Polyethylene (HDPE) Tanks UV Resistant?

Anytime a chemical storage tank is located outside, it’s exposed to harmful elements, such as sun, wind, and rain. Poly Processing recommends taking special considerations to protect the life of your storage tank, especially from damaging ultraviolet rays.

Topics: Fittings and Accessories, Applications



Chemical Storage Tank Ladders

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.

Topics: Fittings and Accessories



Creating a Leak-Free Seal With Poly Processing Tank Fittings

Rather than settle for the industry standard, Poly Processing redefines the standard by developing fittings and accessories that clearly address our customers’ needs. By analyzing industry requirements and working directly with our customers, we gain the insights to develop specialized products that address real-life issues in the field.

Topics: Fittings and Accessories



Using Baffles for Tank Mixing Applications

Mixing chemicals and other substances is a lot like mixing cake batter. A container is involved, as is a stand (or bracket) to support the mixing system. But, if you’ve ever made a cake, you know that you have to move the bowl around to mix all the ingredients. It doesn’t work to stick the beaters down in the bowl and keep them in one place.

Topics: Fittings and Accessories



Six Essential Resources for Chemical Storage Success

When companies come to Poly Processing, they aren’t just looking for the best chemical storage tank options. Our customers also trust us for some of the most reliable information in the industry. We’re dedicated to helping you store your materials safely and effectively.

Topics: Fittings and Accessories, Chemical Storage



[Featured in ES&E Magazine] Creating a Safe Chemical Storage System

Whether you’re an engineer writing a spec for a chemical storage system, or an end user who is looking for the best way to store corrosive chemicals, there are multiple factors that go into creating a safe storage system. Cost might be your first consideration, but there is more to consider than the initial price of the tank, its fittings and accessories, delivery, installation and tank longevity.

Topics: Fittings and Accessories



Changing the Color of a Polyethylene Tank: What You Need to Know

Poly Processing customers choose to color their polyethylene chemical storage tanks for a number of reasons. Tanks may be colored for aesthetics, branding, chemical identification, or to reduce transmission of radiant heat through the plastic.

Topics: Fittings and Accessories