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.
Our 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.) We provide architects, engineers, general contractors, and clients 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. Climate Inc. chemical tank will of necessity be made of a material as resistant to the chemical stored as design and economics allow with stainless steel, glass fused to steel, or epoxy coated. 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. 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.
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. 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. 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 (glass fused to steel panels for the liquid contact surfaces and stainless steel upper panels for the gas contact surface are often specified), thus preventing the negative impact of the chemical finding its way into the environment and loss of chemical value. Our tanks typically use a roof designs that include providing 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.