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Will Your Polyethylene Storage Tank Stand the Heat?

Poly Processing’s standard crosslinked polyethylene tank systems can withstand process temperatures up to 100F — but that figure can be misleading, because there are different types of temperature to consider. 

For example, one of our customers in Texas asked about keeping a polyethylene tank outdoors in extreme temperatures:

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How to Install Your Chemical Storage Tank Safely


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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Topics: Installation and Service, Value Added



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 isn’t installed correctly it could lead to damage, leaks, safety issues for personnel, and a shorter tank life. Everyone should take chemical tank installation seriously.

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Topics: Installation and Service, Value Added



Does Your Tank Supplier Have a Nationwide Field Service Team?

Before you purchase a chemical storage tank, it’s important to know what kind of service you can expect from the manufacturer — immediately and for years to come. You might have installation and startup needs, but you may also have questions about retrofitting a tank or installing new tanks. 


Many tank manufacturers don’t have a field service team or service department. They may hire a local fix-it professional who isn’t familiar with their storage systems, or you may have to find a service technician yourself. Poly Processing has our own nationwide field service team that can service your PPC chemical storage tank at your facility.

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Video: Punishing Drop Tests Prove Our Chemical Storage Tanks Can Take the Impact

Whether you're storing dangerous chemicals or common food-grade materials, reliability is one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a tank. 

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The Hidden Costs of Replacing Your Polyethylene Tank

How do you know when it’s time to replace your polyethylene storage tank, instead of repairing it? No matter what chemical tank manufacturer you use, there are hidden costs to replacing a damaged tank. At some point, it’s less expensive to replace the tank — but that could be years later than you might think.

Many companies only calculate the tank purchase cost and shipping costs when deciding whether to repair or replace a chemical storage tank, but there are several additional factors to consider as well. Let’s look at these overlooked factors that contribute to your total cost.

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Will Your Chemical Storage Tank Meet Safety Standards?

On the surface, polyethylene storage tanks can look pretty similar. It isn’t easy to tell a well-designed and constructed tank from a cheap, inferior tank. Many customers don’t realize that there’s a standard for tank construction based on resin properties and testing. Others simply assume all tank manufacturers follow the ASTM D 1998 standards.

ASTM standards require that all polyethylene tanks and tank materials go through three tests to determine the strength and structural integrity of the chemical storage tank. There is also an additional test for cross-linked polyethylene tanks to measure the chemical makeup of the tank materials. Together, these standardized tests help ensure that you have the strongest, most durable chemical storage tank available.

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15 Poly Innovations in Chemical Storage

Poly Processing is a leader in building innovative solutions to complex chemical storage challenges. Far beyond simple plastic tanks, we have developed a fleet of products that address specific needs of chemical storage. The result for your business is ensured safety, easy tank maintenance, and extended tank longevity.

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Crosslinked Polyethylene - Standard Testing Protocols

We get a lot of questions about the standard testing on chemical storage tanks that we do at our facility. Vertical tanks larger than 500 gallons are extensively tested to ensure that they meet ASTM standards. Depending on customers’ needs, we also offer additional testing on our chemical storage tank systems.

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Topics: Certifications and Standards, Value Added



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.

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Topics: Value Added, Tank Design and Materials