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Do You Know Your Storage Tank’s Chemical Compatibility?

If you’re storing hazardous fluids such as corrosive acids, bases or aggressively oxidizing chemicals, you need to be confident that your chemical storage tank can meet your expectations for years. You can’t afford to invest in a system, only to discover a year later that your tank isn’t compatible with the chemicals you’re using. That’s a loss of product, time, and money—and it could put your people, equipment and environment at risk, as well.

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Performance Under Pressure: Is Your Chemical Tank Wall Thick Enough?

If you want your polyethylene chemical storage tank to last for its full lifetime, you’ll need to make sure your tank has the right specific gravity rating. Every chemical has its own specific gravity, and it’s critically important that your tank is designed to meet the demands of the particular chemical you’re storing. Tanks that are rated too low can suffer from mechanical stress and early failure.

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The Science Behind Rotomolding & Manufacturing Stronger Tanks

Cross-linked polyethylene tanks withstand greater pressure, in part because of the rotational molding manufacturing process. Rotational molding is by far the best process to create a cross-linked polyethylene chemical storage tank.

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Topics: Value Added, Tank Design and Materials



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



Bulk Tank Specifications That Save Project Time and Money

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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Can Your Polyethylene Tank Handle Extreme Temperatures?

If you keep your polyethylene storage tank outdoors, it may be completely exposed to the elements. You can build a shelter to guard against UV attack, but you can’t protect a chemical tank from extreme heat or cold.

In fact, one of our customers recently asked about keeping a polyethylene tank outdoors in extreme temperatures.

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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



Confused about NSF/ASNI 61 for Chemical Storage? You're Not Alone

If you manufacture, sell or distribute water treatment or distribution products in North America, your products typically must comply with NSF/ANSI Standard 61. NSF/ANSI 61 sets the criteria for water system components to protect health standards. It’s important that all components in water treatment meet the correct standards to ensure dangerous toxins aren’t leached.

However, there is confusion about NSF-61 certifications, and that confusion could lead to purchasing the wrong product for your application. Let’s explore NSF/ANSI 61 and how to make sure your chemical storage tank system meets the necessary requirements.

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Topics: Certifications and Standards, Value Added



[Featured] Environmental Science & Engineering Magazine: Rotomolded Polyethylene Tank Tests

Poly Processing's polyethylene storage tank test and results are featured in the August 2018 edition of Environmental Science & Engineering Magazine’s 

Our team wanted to test how polyetheylene tanks would hold up in the real world. So we subjected rotomolded, cross-linked and linear high-denisity poly tanks to high-impact and pressurization tests. 

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