Universal ball dome fittings, or UBD’s, have a moveable ball inside the fitting, which can only be installed on the dome of the tank, as this fitting is not considered a leak-tight fitting.
Knowing the liquid level in a chemical storage tank is important for a number of reasons. A reverse float level gauge is helpful in that it lets you know, from the outside of the system, how much chemical is in your tank.
A closer look at chemical compatibility in regards to gaskets and fittings, and how the B.O.S.S. (bolted one-piece sure seal) fitting works.
Polyethylene is available in several different types. Some are made for injection molding, others for extrusion, others for blow molding and yet others for rotational molding.
Although it's impossible to know what the exact lifespan of your polyethylene tank will be, there are steps you can take to extend its life in order to get the most out of it. The information outlined in this article is meant to extend the life of your polyethylene tank, which will help you save money in the long run, as well as ensure that you're maintaining your polyethylene tank (and its chemical contents) properly.
All chemicals stored in polyethylene tanks require some form of venting in order to keep them safely stored. However, in some cases, the harmful fumes emitted from the chemicals cannot be released directly into the atmosphere.
Pneumatically-filled tanks must be properly vented to avoid offloading pressures, which increase the tank interior pressure beyond the ASTM-D 1998 regulation allowances. The right manway cover can provide the venting required to avoid this situation, but it can be difficult to know exactly which type to choose.
There may be some common misconceptions about the NSF 61 Certification; however, you can learn to see past them by finding out more about what this certification entails.
A cone-bottom tank is often used because of the familiar name and you need the active drain feature. There is a lesser known option, however, that often meets the same need at lower total cost.
By the time the right tank and accessories have been identified, it’s time to consider the freight and logistics plan to get the equipment to you quickly, in a cost-effective manner, with little hassle or headache.
We’ve worked hard at Poly Processing to provide a comprehensive website that addresses many of your questions about harsh chemical storage. We also provide resources like walkthroughs, downloads and even tools to help you build your chemical storage system or to request a quote.
Chemical storage tanks can be equipped with a number of different fittings and accessories to improve the safety, efficiency, or ease of filling and emptying the tank.