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.
Storage Recommendations >80% Sulfuric Acid
Storage Recommendations of Urea and/or Diesel Emissions
Storage Recommendations of Ferric Chloride