Hydrogen Peroxide Tank

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 below 50%, high-density crosslinked polyethylene is a smart option.

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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.

For additional information on storing hydrogen peroxide, including recommended storage tanks and components, download our Hydrogen Peroxide Guide below.  Or, download the Tank Designs & Specifications Guide to see all of our chemical storage products.

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Chemical Resin Type Specific Gravity Rating Fitting Material Gasket Material Bolt Material
Hydrogen Peroxide XLPE 1.9 PVC/CPVC Viton® 316SS

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