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Chemical Tank Storage Recommendations

When considering the application of chemical or industrial tanks, it is important to consider the following questions for each chemical or fluid being stored. Every chemical storage application has different criteria and important nuances to be considered.

Here are some questions which should be asked when considering a chemical tank storage application:

  • What is the definition of chemicals for purposes of storage and for National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Regulations?
    Flashpoint over 200°F is usually good for polyethylene and Fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) vessels.

  • What fluids can and cannot be stored in Polyethylene and FRP tanks?
    Solvents or products with a flashpoint below 180°F.

  • What criteria are used for determining whether to use a polyethylene, FRP, steel or high alloy tank?
    Footprint, pressure ratings, temperature and storage volume are all considerations.
    Fluid temperature below 150°F for continuous duty is usually good for Cross-linked (XLPE) Polyethylene.
    Fluid temperature below 220°F is usually acceptable for FRP or Polyethylene.

Eastern Reliability and our represented manufacturers have answered these questions for our customer base for commonly stored industrial chemicals and hundreds of years of combined applications experience.


Storage Recommendations by Chemical

Download our chemical storage tank recommendation sheets below. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


Chemical Resistance Chart - Assmann Recomendations

Chemical Resistance Chart - Assmann Recomendations


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Chemical Resistance Chart - Recomendations

Chemical Resistance Chart - Recomendations


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Storage Recommendations of Hydrochloric Acid

Storage Recommendations of Hydrochloric Acid


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Storage Recommendations <15% Sodium Hypochlorite

Storage Recommendations <15% Sodium Hypochlorite


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Storage Recommendations <50% Sodium Hydroxide

Storage Recommendations <50% Sodium Hydroxide


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Storage Recommendations >80% Sulfuric Acid

Storage Recommendations >80% Sulfuric Acid


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Storage Recommendations of Urea and/or Diesel Emissions

Storage Recommendations of Urea and/or Diesel Emissions


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Storage Recommendations of Ferric Chloride

Storage Recommendations of Ferric Chloride


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Storage Recommendations of Hydrofluoric Acid

Storage Recommendations of Hydrofluoric Acid


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Storage Recommendations of Magnesium Hydroxide

Storage Recommendations of Magnesium Hydroxide


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