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Understanding the Barium Removal Process

Barium is a chemical found at relatively low levels in nature, but if it seeps into the drinking water, it can cause a variety of potential health problems. Due to these significant health risks, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered all water treatment plants in areas with higher levels of barium to remove its contents from the water prior to releasing it to the public for consumption.

Topics: Applications, Tank Design and Materials

Backup Chemical Tanks When You Can't Run Out!

Throughout the country, and even in the global market, the demand for chemicals has led to shortages of many raw materials. At Poly Processing, we’re seeing this occurring in several industries and geographical areas.

Topics: Tank Design and Materials, Chemical Storage

Your Double-Wall Tank Might Be Incomplete Without Double-Wall Piping

A double-wall pipe is an important safety tool when storing liquids, whether it’s chemicals, wastewater, or even liquids used in the food and beverage industry. The vast majority of double-walled piping applications are for wastewater chemicals, contaminated groundwater, and chemical process safety. Double-wall piping systems are used in a variety of ways to protect against leaks. When paired with a SAFE-Tank® system, it makes your storage solution even more secure.

Topics: Fittings and Accessories, Tank Design and Materials

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

Is Your Industrial Wastewater Facility Using the Right Chemical Tanks?

If your industrial company produces hazardous runoff from operating equipment, you need to treat the wastewater before dumping it into the sewer or wastewater stream. Depending on your industry, you may need to have a very detailed process that meets the highest standards. Each state and city might have their own standards and regulations you’ll need to meet, or you might be under federal regulations. 

Topics: Chemicals, Tank Design and Materials, Chemical Storage

Is Your Double-walled Tank Violating the Code of Federal Regulations?

Your double walled tank could be violating the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) without your knowledge — even if there’s nothing wrong with the tank itself. The CFR contains requirements designed to protect the environment from exposure to hazardous chemicals. 

Topics: Fittings and Accessories, Tank Design and Materials, Chemical Storage

Introducing the PolyScrub™ Resource Page

Most chemicals stored in polyethylene tanks require venting. In some instances, the harmful fumes emitted from the chemicals can’t be directly released to the atmosphere. Fume scrubbers remove or neutralize the harmful fumes before they exit the system. 

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

The Best Tanks For Storing Corrosive Chemicals

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: Chemicals, Tank Design and Materials

Storing Oxidizing Chemicals? Extend the Life of Your Tank

Sodium hypochlorite is a chemical used in thousands of applications. As an aggressive oxidizer, it’s critical to limit the opportunity for the chemical to escape the storage tank. If you’re using a polyethylene tank to store oxidizing chemicals, you can multiply the useful life of your chemical storage tank by using an engineered polyethylene antioxidant tank system.

Topics: Tank Design and Materials

Will Your Chemical Storage Tank Resist Environmental Stress Cracking?

Environmental stress cracking occurs when microscopic cracks form in polyethylene tanks as a result of storing aggressive chemicals. Over time, these imperceptible cracks combine to form larger cracks, which can lead to leaks or even tank failure. If cracks occur, it’s recommended that you replace the polyethylene tank.

Topics: Value Added, Tank Design and Materials