16 Feb

Chemical Tanks – Meeting Specifications and Safety Standards

Chemical tanks are made to withstand the flammable, corrosive and highly acidic properties contained in chemicals, whether they are being jostled or held steady.

Chemical Tanks- Available Specifications

These steel tanks have been designed to transport and store bulk chemicals.  Chemical tanks can be equipped with refrigeration or heating systems, in order to meet the required recommendations of storing certain cargo that must be kept at particular temperatures. They are lined or coated with spray-on coatings such as epoxy or phenolic coatings. The offshore chemical tanks will safely transport and store a wide variety of liquids such as:
Partial List of Dangerous Cargo

Aviation fuel (flammable)
Drilling processes (flammable)
Oil, Diesel and Gas (flammable)
Waste liquids (can be toxic, flammable, corrosive)
Corrosive materials (sulfuric acid (spent or fuming), mercury, lead sulfate etc)
Oxidizing agents (oxygen, nitric acid, halogen compounds, etc)
Medicines

Partial List of Miscellaneous Cargo

Petroleum
Chemicals (238 groups)
Nitrogen
Ammonia

Approved to Meet MSDS Standards

Chemical tanks come in a selection of size and shapes, with special orders requiring certain specifications and dimensions welcomed. Select the tank which can handle application parameters, thus avoiding chemical disasters that would endanger both man and environment. Special linings and coatings (such as epoxy) are in specific tanks, making them resistant to the chemical which is stored inside. They are designed so as to operate under extreme conditions, within the parameters of mechanics, such as corrosive, erosive, pressure and temperature). The chemical tanks are specifically engineered for compatibility. They are approved to meet standards, recommendations and requirements of the MSDS, the Material Safety Data Sheet, with correct and proper materials meeting engineering and specification requirements. Overflow control and tank venting are always taken into consideration.

Proper Shipping and Handling for Safety Reasons

Commodities cannot be mixed, such as shipping gas on one journey, only to return with foodstuffs. There are strict guidelines to follow in regards to the cleaning of the chemical tank before such a mixing can take place. Knowing the temperature control necessary for the shipping of your product is a must in order to guarantee a safe and healthy environment.
Find out what chemical tank will accommodate you and meet your requirements and specifications; whether horizontal, vertical, lined or spray-coated, refrigerated or non-refrigerated, heated, climate control are all important specifications to know ahead of time, to ensure the proper shipping, handling, storage and safe containment of your cargo.

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