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How strong is your chemical storage tank?

Whether you're storing dangerous chemicals or condiments, reliability is one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a tank. The last thing you want is to lose product/revue or an employee to get hurt because your tank can't stand up to potential environmental stressors. 

That's why we've built our cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) storage tanks can handle almost anything. We had some fun putting them through the industry's toughest durability test and as you’ll see below, the the results are impressive.

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How Mechanical Stress Causes Polyethylene Tank Cracks

We’ve written several articles about the importance of protecting your chemical storage tank from aggressive chemicals. Mechanical stress can be just as significant, causing polyethylene chemical storage tanks to crack. Mechanical stress occurs when the tank’s structure is compromised after a physical impact with another object, over pressurization, or rigid plumbing that doesn’t allow natural expansion and contraction of the tank.

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Custom Colors for Your Chemical Storage Tank

There’s more to chemical storage tank colors than you might expect.

When you purchase a Poly Processing tank from the catalog, you can select an unpainted translucent tank or a black tank. But many of our customers want to know if they can order a custom color for aesthetic reasons or branding purposes. If you need a custom color for your tank, you have a couple of options—some are better than others.

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How to Choose the Right Tank Pad for Your Chemical Storage Tank

 

A tank pad, or housekeeping pad, provides some elevation above the containment berm so that plumbing can be fitted to the bottom of a chemical storage tank. Housekeeping pads are popular with our customers, but you need to be sure you plan correctly to get the best use out of them.

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What To Know Before Chemical Storage Tank Installation


If you’ve recently purchased a
new polyethylene chemical storage tank or are planning on purchasing a poly tank, there are several ways to protect your storage solution from the start.

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Evaluating Your Polyethylene Chemical Storage Tank Warranty

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Safe and effective chemical storage is expensive, and it might be tempting to purchase a chemical storage system without the added cost of a solid warranty, or with no warranty at all. The problem with that approach is that it might actually cost more in the long term to pay for expensive replacements and repairs.

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Annual Safety Checklist: 10 Steps to Safe Chemical Storage for 2018


Get ready to kick off 2018 safely! Every polyethylene chemical storage tank, regardless of its age, should be inspected at least once a year. Conducting a careful and thorough visual inspection assures the safety of employees, protects the integrity of the chemicals stored, and helps extend the life of the tank. 

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Polyethylene Tank Repair: Customer Support for Tank Longevity


There are many issues or situations that will come up as you look to install or repair a chemical storage tank. Need to know how to properly retrofit a tank to store a different chemical? Looking at installing a new tank? Concerned about your 15-year-old polyethylene tank? Do the sidewall fittings, venting, and brackets of your tank ensure safe operation and long tank life? For the answers to your chemical storage tank questions, call the Poly Processing customer support team. 

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Understanding Polyethylene Tank Engineering Specifications



Municipal projects require detailed specifications for anything purchased as a capital expense. At Poly Processing Company, we’ve teamed up with several national engineering firms to develop pre-written engineering specifications for our three most popular tanks: the SAFE-Tank®, the vertical tank with IMFO®, and the upright vertical tank.

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What is NSF/ANSI Standard 61 and Why Does It Matter?


We find that many customers are confused about what exactly the NSF/ANSI Standard 61 certification means and what chemicals are covered under that certification.  It’s important that all components in water treatment meet the correct standards to ensure dangerous toxins aren’t leached.  Let’s explore what NSF/ANSI Standard 61 covers and how to make sure your chemical storage tank system meets the necessary requirements.

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