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Use a Desiccant Dryer System to Keep Moisture Out of Your Tank

Bulk stored chemicals can become contaminated from two major sources: debris and moisture. As the product is emptied from the chemical storage tank, dirty air and moisture can be drawn into the tank. Temperature fluctuations can also cause the tank to expand and contract, so that it “breathes” contaminants in and out.

Maintaining chemical purity is essential in many industrial chemical applications, such as computer chip manufacturing, food processing, clean in place, and pharmaceutical manufacturing. Contaminated chemicals can become less effective, and more hazardous to your storage equipment. 

To prevent contamination, Poly Processing often recommends installing special accessories. Tank vent dryers and desiccant filters may be your best choice for keeping moisture out of the chemical storage tank.

Topics: Fittings and Accessories



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

This is the third article in Poly Processing’s Innovation Series, where you’ll discover the many innovations that we have introduced to the chemical storage industry.

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



Spending Less on a Chemical Storage Tank Could Cost You

You may spend a little more on a Poly Processing cross-linked polyethylene tank, but it could possibly cost much you more to own other tanks. Here’s why.

Topics: Venting, Fittings and Accessories, Tank Design and Materials



What's the Best Tank Mixing System for Your Chemical Tank?

Many industrial chemical applications use mixers to create products, keep chemicals in suspension, for wastewater treatment purposes, or to dilute the chemical. Polyethylene tanks are well-equipped to handle that type of process, as most chemicals can be safely combined. In this article, we’ll discuss three basic types of mixing systems that our tanks use.

Topics: Fittings and Accessories



For UV Protection of Your Chemical Tank, Carbon Black Is Tough To Beat

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



Poly Processing Offers an EPDM Expansion Joint to Help Prevent Chemical Leaks

One of the biggest advantages of polyethylene chemical storage tanks is their flexibility. Polyethylene tanks expand and contract with hydrostatic pressure changes during loading and unloading and during changing weather conditions. While a rigid tank is more susceptible to cracking and damage over time, a flexible tank is resilient.

Topics: Fittings and Accessories, Chemical Storage



Make Sure Your SAFE-Tank® Installation Sets You Up for Long Term Success

The day you receive your SAFE-Tank chemical storage system is the most critical day in the life of your tank. Safe and proper installation isn’t difficult, but you have to pay attention. An improper installation can mean expensive or time-consuming problems down the road.

Topics: Installation and Service, Fittings and Accessories, Chemical Storage



Markets Poly Processing Serves – Part 5

Poly Processing tanks are used worldwide for water and wastewater treatment applications. We provide solutions to a wide variety of businesses and organizations that use tanks to store chemicals and other materials for water treatment.

Topics: Fittings and Accessories, Chemical Storage



Crosslinked Polyethylene Storage Solutions For Your Industry - Part 4

Chemical storage tanks aren’t just for wastewater treatment plants. Poly Processing tanks are found in dozens of industries nationwide, from agriculture to manufacturing to pharmaceuticals and beyond. We work with almost any business that uses chemicals to design and manufacture the right storage tank system for each specific application.

Topics: Fittings and Accessories, Chemical Storage



Oil and Gas Chemicals — Do You Have the Proper Tank System?

The oil and gas industry is one of the largest revenue sectors in the world, generating over $3 trillion each year. The United States is one of the top producers of oil, making it a critical industry to the country’s economy. Oilfields depend upon chemical solutions to ensure they continue steady oil production — especially as the oilfields age.

Topics: Fittings and Accessories, Chemical Storage