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Designing Proper Hydrofluorosilicic Acid Storage

Hydrofluorosilicic acid, or H2SiF6, is a challenging chemical because it has properties that pose danger and specific storage concerns. With its common use in water treatment, it’s important that you’re aware of the risks that storing this chemical improperly carries.

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Transition Fittings: Ensuring Secondary Containment

A tank-within-a-tank, made from high-density cross-linked polyethylene can provide 110% containment. But, what about the fitting on the tank? If a chemical storage tank system is configured the right way with a transition fitting, your tank is truly protected, and its integrity maintained; but missing the proper fitting can be an especially costly mistake.

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Why Your XLPE Tank Needs An Antioxidant Interior

A medium density polyethylene compounded with four times the amount of antioxidant properties designed to offer a longer lasting solution to applications which require the storage of chemicals that have aggressive oxidation properties might be exactly what your chemical storage tank needs.

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Evaluating Bolted Side Manways For Chemical Storage

There are various points at which you can access the tank: from the top, or dome, and from the side. Each of these tank entrances must be protected with a manway cover to protect both the chemical itself and the surrounding environment and employees.

Let’s take a closer look at the side manway and it’s corresponding bolted side manway cover to learn about where it’s used, why, and considerations you should think through before choosing a side manway.

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4 Things to Know About the Butterfly Valve

The butterfly valve, a lightweight but strong shutoff valve great for IMFO® drains, is easy to install and available in different materials and sizes. One of the many fittings available through Poly Processing, the butterfly valve can be a nice option for your chemical storage tank system.

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Understanding Chemical Storage Terminology

Chemical storage comes with many parts and pieces that need to be understood. One aspect we are often questioned about are the terms that are new to customers as they’re designing a chemical storage tank system.

Having over 40 years of experience in safe and effective polyethylene chemical storage, our goal is to provide clarity on these common, yet misunderstood terms.

Let’s take a look at five key terms you might hear in the chemical storage industry.

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How to Budget for a Chemical Storage System

When designing your chemical storage tank system, there are various factors that impact the total cost. Things like capital up front costs for equipment, how the engineering of the configuration itself impacts your bottom line, and what long-term costs are associated with the price of your chemical storage system.

Let’s take a look at these three areas of associated costs to determine how to better budget for a polyethylene chemical storage system.

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Key Differences: Molded Full Drain vs. Post-Production Insert

One of the biggest challenges in vertical tank design is maintaining the tank’s integrity while still allowing for the tank to be drained, cleaned, and properly maintained. Some companies create tanks out of one substance and insert a flange, post-production, for drainage. This works fine, to a point, but there are other alternatives, like Poly Processing’s IMFO (Integrally Molded Flanged Outlet).

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5 Key Differences Between Compounded and Pigmented Color

There are a number of reasons why you might require a chemical storage tank of a certain color. Sometimes it is a question of chemical identification or a particular brand’s colors, and yet other times color can provide a functional benefit.

Two options for coloring a tank are with pigment or with compounded resin. Let's explore these two methods further.

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What to Expect Upon Polyethylene Tank Delivery

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. Here is a rundown of what you should be considering and expecting when your polyethylene tank is delivered.

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Surpassing ASTM D-1998 Standards With 4 Poly Tank Tests

There is a big difference between a well-designed, properly constructed tank and a cheap one that doesn’t meet structural requirements.

Not all tank manufacturers follow ASTM D-1998 standards, which are set up by the American Society for Testing and Materials to ensure that tanks are safe by testing the materials that make up tank construction.

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