Storage tanks that are used outdoors need to be protected from the elements. Depending on the chemical being stored, and if the tank is kept outside, there are also factors to consider in order to protect the tank and its contents.
Our customers rely on our Installation and Operation Guide to help with proper install of each chemical storage tank we provide. We’ve updated the guide to include more detail and instructions based on feedback from our customers. The new guide continues to focus on giving installers a simple, yet safe and effective way to correctly install and maintain a tank system.
Proper venting of chemical storage tank systems ensures safe operation and also extends the useful life of the tank. Poly Processing Company sees venting as one of the most critical parts of a safe chemical storage system.
A double-wall pipe is an important safety tool when storing a variety of liquids, whether its chemicals, wastewater, or even liquids used in the food and beverage industry. It is used in a variety of ways to protect against leaks and when paired with a SAFE-Tank system, makes your storage solution even more secure.
One of the ways Poly Processing ensures both reliability and uniformity is through various quality control steps and tests. One of those tests is using a Brabender Plasticorder to test the resin we use to make our tanks.
Nowadays, it seems like there are just as many options for food dyes and coloring as there are colors to paint your walls. Foods take on brighter and more vibrant colors, sometimes for health reasons, and often to entice the shopper. These dyes must all be created and stored somewhere, of course.
Paint presents a few storage challenges that might be very different from other commonly stored chemicals. More often than not, paint produces some harmful fumes and has a thicker viscosity than most liquids, which can lead to some real challenges when it comes to emptying or cleaning the tank that your paint supply is stored in.
Seismic codes are building codes that pertain to earthquakes and govern structural design and other preventative measures. Any builder in a seismically active region, including everywhere along the Pacific Rim, needs to pay careful attention to the safety measures established in this building code. While buildings and plants obviously require specific seismic codes, so too do your chemical storage tanks.
De-icing fluid is used to break down ice and frost on roadways and for air travel and is used fairly frequently through the winter. There are several chemicals used in the de-icing process, including brine, magnesium chloride, propylene glycol, and ethylene glycol.
Leachate and condensate from landfills can contain hazardous constituents either as a direct result of the waste disposed in the facility (e.g., household hazardous wastes) or as a result of the breakdown of the chemical compounds found in waste (e.g., leachate derived constituents).
Polymers are used in the headworks of wastewater treatment plants to facilitate the flocculation or coagulation of suspended solids to produce large curds of solid materials. They also aid in de-watering of digester cake, reducing the water content and permitting easier, less expensive transport of waste materials to the landfill.
Vertical chemical storage tanks in many cases have an outlet as a means to empty the tank. In the past and even now, this has been accomplished by drilling a hole in the bottom sidewall of a tank and inserting an outlet post-production.