Things to Consider When Choosing a Chemical Storage Tank

08 Mar

Tanks are becoming increasingly versatile, finding applications in various fields. For instance, water tank products offer numerous advantages and can be used for many storage needs.

Chemical substances and mixtures can be stored in different types of tanks. Some chemicals emit heat while others need to be stored at high temperatures. This is where operating temperatures come into play. When choosing a chemical storage tank, you must pay attention to the following points:

1) Identify the materials with which the content reacts

Chemical substances can emit heat, acid, or cold while at rest. Some substances can even react and catch fire. Tanks are made from polyethylene, polyester, and stainless steel. Many chemical substances and mixtures do not react with these three materials. However, if you intend to store a content that does react with these materials, you must consult the manufacturer for information.

If the content you want to store continuously emits a corrosive acid, you should choose a tank with high chemical resistance. If the content emits heat, you should choose a tank with a high operating temperature. Whether it's a chemical or another type of content, when selecting a tank, you must thoroughly understand and perceive the characteristics of the content you intend to store.

2) Determine the tank with the highest chemical resistance

Tanks made from polyester offer the highest chemical resistance. These tanks are manufactured using isophthalic and epoxy-based vinylester resin when high chemical resistance is required. Therefore, you can use them for transporting chemical contents or storing challenging, sensitive materials. Stainless steel tanks have very high operating temperatures. When it comes to storing contents that emit heat or hot substances, stainless steel tanks are the most effective.

3) Does the content require complete emptying?

If a content needs to be completely emptied, conical silos with a conical design can meet this requirement. You can completely empty the content through the manhole at the bottom of the conical design. Silo tanks fall under the category of polyethylene water tanks. Since their main material is polyethylene, they are entirely suitable for food storage. Pay attention to the operating temperature when using them for chemical storage. Choose a tank suitable for the content to be stored. The content you intend to store may have corrosive effects such as heat, cold, or acidity, which can challenge the tank. Polyester tanks are the most resistant to acidic effects. Some enhancements are made on certain tanks to increase their chemical resistance. Additionally, polyester tanks are the most suitable for content transport.

Another highly durable option for storing chemical substances or mixtures is tanks made from stainless steel. They have an operating temperature range of up to +80 degrees Celsius. Since this temperature is very close to the boiling point of water, these tanks are commonly used for storing and preserving hot chemicals or substances that emit heat.

In conclusion, we have discussed the complexities of storing chemical substances and mixtures, providing recommendations. If you wish to purchase high chemical-resistant tanks, you can consult with our customer representatives.

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