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Chemical Storage Tank Design - What You’re Missing

You’re ready to configure your chemical storage tank system and you know the chemical you’re storing, the size of tank needed and you may even have an idea of the fittings you might require. But what are you missing when you design your chemical storage tank configuration?

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A 5 Minute Overview of Chemical Storage Tanks

If you’re new to the chemical tank storage world, it’s likely that you have a lot of questions. Which type of tank is best? What materials are available? What materials are best equipped to handle the chemical you need to store? It’s helpful to know what is standard in the marketplace, the best options for your chemical, and what enhancements might be available to make your chemical storage selection easier.

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The ASTM 1998 Gel Test: What Do The Numbers Mean?

One of the 4 ASTM tests, the gel test, is an accurate indication of the amount of cross-linked resin in a polyethylene tank. Having a storage tank that can’t pass the ASTM gel test means having a storage system prepared to fail, so let’s take a closer look at the gel test and how to understand its results.

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Considerations When Choosing Tank & Pump Combinations

Just as there are different tank options better for one chemical or another, certain chemicals and the location of pump require pump design and selection by an expert. Let’s examine a few of the basics, however, in order to choose the proper polyethylene chemical storage tank and pump combination.

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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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