A chemical tank is of necessity and designed for a specific chemical, as all chemicals have variable corrosion potentials there are no, one size fits all. The chemical and application parameters will dictate the design of the tank.
We provide clients and distributors with an engineered solution that will meet and exceed their specifications which encompasses tanks that embed into the concrete foundation, have a steel panel bolted floor, or mount to the foundational sub straight that is provided and designed by others.
A. The Chemical tank represents the first line of control for aggressive chemicals. The primary control of the chemical, consists of selecting the tank materials, appropriate to the application parameters, thus preventing the negative impact of the chemical finding its way into the environment and loss of chemical value.
B. Chemical tank will of necessity be made of a material as resistant to the chemical stored as design and economics allow.
C. The design will further integrate the mechanical parameters (pressure and temperature, erosive and corrosive potentials) of the application, within the designated life of the tank.
D. Chemical Compatibility, your Chemical provider has chemical resistance information you might need. The chemical provider will detail exactly what tank material, gasket and plumbing materials are suitable for your chemical.
E. Typically, there will be a chemical profile and information report known as a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) which is provided by most chemical manufacturers or distributors and should be the starting point for chemical tank design.
F. Chemical tanks will be impacted by external considerations, heat, cold, vacuum, pressure and the potential aggressive nature (acidic – caustic) These external effects may impact the tanks’ ability to hold and maintain the viability of both the chemical and the container. (Example: liquid freezing or thickening due to ambient temperature, removes the use of the liquid and the tank.)
G. There are short-term and long-term goals associated with the engineering and specification of the correct materials for a chemical tank. While economic considerations are a factor, the design of chemical storage containers and how the chemistry may impact the environment is crucial.
Climate tanks are manufactured with steel panels and are attached together with bolts. The tank is either sealed with mastic on the vertical and horizontal panel seams or lined with a PVC liner that is fixed to the top of the tank through reinforced eyelets. Tanks with liners use polyester geo-textile matting, which is placed on the tank floor and walls to protect the liner from damage during installation and use. Our tanks typically use a roof that has two layers of a trough, drain, and ridge design (TDR) which sandwich a ridged insulation form-board membrane that is supported by galvanized ‘Z’ and ‘C’ purlins and finished with flashing. Tanks may also be designed to use geodesic aluminum dome roofsOur carbon bolted steel tanks have several additional advantages:
- Provides a high degree of protection to the tank for a large range of industrial processes
- High corrosion resistance with the modular nature of the tank build give clients significant benefits in containment security, build times and life-time costs.
- High degree of variability in the effluent from industrial sources
Our clients choose either glass fused to steel, epoxy finish, powder coated, or galvanized tanks for several different types of liquid treatment processes and applications