A chemical spillage can create a catastrophic mess. Plain and simple.

To ensure that the hazardous results of chemicals do not affect employees working in an organisation or the individuals residing in and around the area the business operates, precautions must be taken, and preventative measures put into place.

When buying storage containers in the form of chemical tanks, the following safety tips are the key to protecting your employees and valuable assets and saving on tons of money to have to fix.

  1. Buy poly tanks for chemical storage from a reputable company

Before buying a chemical tank, always check the company’s quality levels.

At RotoTank, our tanks are specifically designed using thickened plastic walls in accordance with the chemicals resistance chart, to prevent any leaks or possible bursts. We are 100% aware of the higher risks posed by chemical materials when reacting with external temperature, so poly tank production process takes extra care to ensure an 8-year UV protection warranty.

  1. Do not overfill the tank.

Agreed; the poly material used to manufacturer chemical tanks is made to prevent reaction from the contents, but the tank, like our vertical storage tanks still have a certain level of capacity.

Always stay mindful to not attempt to overfill the tank. Like we stated at the vert tip, spillage or leakage creates a catastrophic mess.

  1. Ensure the right tank size.

Buying the correctly sized vertical storage tank for your needs is important. Our tanks are suitable for storing and holding all chemical materials, even the flammable ones- petrol and diesel.

The weight and quality specifications are recorded for your benefit – make sure you get the right product for the task.

  1. Regularly check the venting facilities

Dirt is dirt and debris build-up can occur anywhere, even in your chemical tank vents.

It is a standard feature for chemical tanks to come fitted with venting facilities that help to manage over-pressure and/or vacuum occurrences. However, it doesn’t hurt to take extra precaution and regularly check the vents and ensure that they are functioning to the best capacity always.

A blocked or clogged vent on a chemical tank is a dangerous vent on a chemical storage tank.

4 tips are merely a drop in the ocean when compared to the complete number of factors that must be considered when buying a chemical tank and sorting the material safely. For more information on chemical storage and the types of tanks (vertical storage tanks and horizontal storage tanks) we have available, read our article on poly tank chemical safety.

The mining, energy, water application and pharmaceutical industries have a great industrial responsibility to use chemical tanks and ensure that the resources are safe always. The costly implications of not adhering can ruin both the financial stability and operational reputation of the business.

The purchase and use of chemical poly tanks cannot be avoided.

Get in touch with the RotoTank team and make 100% certain that chemical accidents, environmental contamination or unintended inhalation are not a problem you have to experience.