Accommodating a potentially explosive chemical
Available in a variety of concentrations, hydrogen peroxide is used as an oxidizing agent in textile, paper and fur processing. It is also used as a plasticizer, a polymerization catalyst and a water and sewage treatment chemical.
It poses a number of challenges when it comes to storage:
- Concentrated solutions are highly toxic and are strong irritants.
- Hydrogen peroxide is relatively unstable and decomposes into water and oxygen when exposed to the environment. The primary danger of this composition is fire and/or explosion.
For concentrations of hydrogen peroxide that are less than or equal to 50%, high-density crosslinked polyethylene is a smart option.
The Poly Processing Hydrogen Peroxide System
If there is a chance that hydrogen peroxide has escaped from its storage system, evacuation is mandatory, since explosion could occur. It’s imperative that an environment be made as leak-free as possible. Poly Processing’s crosslinked polyethylene helps ensure that, by providing a high-strength storage option for hydrogen peroxide.
The SAFE-Tank® system offers tank-within-a-tank protection for secondary containment.
And if secondary containment is already provided for the tank, Poly Processing recommends the IMFO® tank system to provide complete drainage without entering the vessel shell, helping personnel avoid contact with this strong irritant.