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.
When choosing a chemical storage tank system, it is important to not only carefully consider the tank itself, but also the fittings and accessories. An important part of your tank is your manway cover. Failing to understand the purpose and function of the manway can result in leaks, tank damage, environmental hazards and can threaten the safety of your employees.
Let’s look at three things you should think about when choosing a manway cover and explore some options depending on your specific tank application.
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.
Do you know what to look for when you're choosing a chemical storage tank and it's supplier? Probably the first thing you need to evaluate is the warranty.
PolyGard is a polyethylene lining for stainless steel tanks and vessels used as a barrier to protect the stainless steel from the material being stored. It allows users to combine the chemical resistance of polyethylene with the durability and strength of stainless steel.
We understand the importance of making sure that our clients are equipped with accurate, detailed drawings that are easy to read and interpret. We have the ability to provide drawings for all of our tanks, used to store a multitude of different chemicals.
There are three different types of drawings that we are happy to be able to provide for clients on our site. Let’s take a look at each type of drawing, and explore where and how you can find each type of drawing.
To help customers understand the compatibility of specific chemicals with our polyethylene tanks and accessories, we created our chemical resistance chart. Using this resource, you can see the compatibility of our tanks, fittings, and gaskets with over 100 different chemicals.
With municipal projects, detailed specifications are required 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 tank.
Let’s take a look at why these engineering specifications could be valuable for your organization and walk through how to use them.
Acetic acid is a versatile, common chemical that is used for a variety of purposes. This colorless liquid usually has a sour odor and can cause physical harm if it is not handled correctly. It needs to be stored correctly to eliminate the risk of health problems for the people around it.
Properly treating wastewater is an important, but often misunderstood process. While there are several different elements of treating wastewater, including the physical treatment that removes particles and debris, the chemical treatment of wastewater is especially important.
There are a few things that you should know about the benefits of chemically treating wastewater, the most common chemicals used, as well as best practices for storing these chemicals.