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What’s Behind a Chemical Storage Tank Warranty?

Purchasing a chemical storage tank is a significant investment. You want confidence and reassurance that the tank will give you the dependability and longevity that was advertised. A strong and transparent warranty shows that the manufacturer believes in and stands behind their product.

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Topics: Installation and Service, Value Added



How to Keep Your Chemicals Cool When the Heat Is On

With some chemicals, it’s critical to keep them cool because they will lose their concentration when they heat up. Sodium Hypochlorite is a prime example of that. As it heats up, it starts to lose its strength, and it begins to release gas and free radicals. Its strength can diminish dramatically with heat and UV.

So it’s important to keep the chemical as cool as possible from the moment it arrives at your facility. Other chemicals are similar—if they become too warm, they won’t perform as well as you need them to.

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Topics: Installation and Service, Tank Design and Materials



A Clear and Simple Guide to Annual Storage Tank Inspections

No matter what chemicals you’re storing, it’s important to conduct routine annual storage tank inspections. These inspections are vital to keep the chemical tanks, fittings, venting and accessories in good working condition—and to avoid costly surprise failures. Even if the polyethylene tank is relatively new, a routine and careful visual inspection is recommended.

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Topics: Installation and Service



Can You Bury a Plastic Storage Tank?

Some companies need to place their chemical storage tanks underground because of space limitations, or for aesthetic reasons. Steel tanks and reinforced tanks are built to withstand the external pressure that is applied underground, but what about lightweight plastic tanks?

While plastic storage tanks have many advantages over other tank materials, polyethylene is not the solution for underground storage. Here’s why.

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Topics: Installation and Service, Value Added



Preparing for Your Polyethylene Tank Delivery

You’ve done the hard part already. You’ve talked to a chemical tank expert at Poly Processing, designed your chemical tank system, double-checked that all the fittings you’ve ordered are compatible with your chemical, and you’re ready for your new storage tank system to be delivered.

Now that your order is placed and you’re preparing to receive your polyethylene chemical storage tank, there are some steps you need to have in place before your tank arrives. But what should you expect when your polyethylene tank arrives?

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Topics: Installation and Service, Value Added



Are You Making These 4 Common Chemical Tank Mistakes?

Purchasing and maintaining a chemical storage solution isn’t as simple as making a trip to the hardware store and picking out a tank that’ll do the trick. Unfortunately, many facilities make chemical tank purchases without the proper planning and execution, and the results are always costly.

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Topics: Installation and Service



[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: Installation and Service, Fittings and Accessories



Updated Installation and Operation Guide Now Available


Poly Processing works diligently to produce each and every chemical storage tank built to spec, but if a tank is not installed correctly it could lead to damage, leaks, safety issues for personnel, and ultimately a shorter tank life. That’s why everyone should take chemical tank installation seriously.

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Topics: Installation and Service, Value Added



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: Installation and Service, Fittings and Accessories



An Inside Look at Poly Processing Tank Shipping Procedure


Poly Processing Company manufactures high-density crosslinked polyethylene storage tanks for a wide variety of applications; but manufacturing is just one step in the overall process. A chemical storage tank is an investment, and it’s important to protect any investment. That’s why we take special care and precaution with your chemical storage tank, especially after it is rotationally molded and is ready to be shipped to your plant. Here’s a closer look at our process.

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Topics: Installation and Service