Plastic tanks for
chemical storage have
become a huge portion of the chemical industry. The
relatively low cost and reliability of various plastic tanks
compare most favorably when compared to the cost and
difficulties involved with fiberglass or metal tanks.
The chemical compatibility of plastics
to most chemicals is a major attraction to the use of plastic
tanks. It is important to be aware that not every plastic
is right for storing every chemical. A particular chemical
may 'eat' one kind of plastic and be stored perfectly in another
kind of plastic. A good example is that
hydroxide (caustic soda) will attack polyethylene and
shorten the life of the tank while it is a good match with
Plastic tanks for chemicals come in
sizes from very small 'day' tanks to large tanks of about 20,000
gallons. Different shapes are available including
vertical, horizontal and rectangular tanks. Vertical tanks
nearly always offer the best price per gallon stored.
chemical compatibility information regarding the best type
of plastic for your application. Many tank distributors
only offer polyethylene tanks and tend to push them for every
application. We offer several types of plastics and urge
you to get the best tank for your storage application.