Chemical Compatibility Charts

Chemical Concentration 20°C 60°C Environmental Cracking Hazard
Bromine Dry gas
Fluorine
"Arcton" 6
Urea
Zinc sulphate
Zinc oxide
Zinc chloride
Yeast
Xylene
Wines and spirits
Whey
Wetting agents Normal dilutions
Water
Vinegar
Vegetable oils
Turpentine
Trisodium phosphate
Triethanolamine
Tricresyl phosphate
Trichloroethylene
Transformer oil
Toluene
Tartaric acid 10
Tanning extracts
Tannic acid
Tallow
Surface-active agents (Emulsifiers, synthetic detergents and wetting agents) Normal dilutions
Sulphuric acid Fuming
Sulphuric acid 98
Sulphuric acid 95
Sulphuric acid 70
Sulphuric acid 60
Sulphuric acid 50
Sulphuric acid 40
Sulphuric acid 30
Sulphuric acid 20
Sulphuric acid 10
Sulphur dioxide Moist
Sulphur dioxide Dry gas
Sulphur Colloidal
Sucrose
Stearic acid
Starch
Stannous chloride
Stannic chloride
Solutions
Soft soap
Sodium thiosulphate
Sodium sulphite
Sodium sulphide Conc.
Sodium sulphide 25
Sodium sulphate
Sodium silicate
Sodium phosphate
Sodium peroxide
Sodium nitrite
Sodium nitrate
Sodium metaphosphate
Sodium hypochlorite 15% chlorine
Sodium hydroxide Conc.
Sodium hydroxide 40
Sodium hydroxide 10
Sodium hydroxide 1
Sodium fluoride
Sodium ferrocyanide
Sodium ferricyanide
Sodium cyanide
Sodium chloride
Sodium chlorate
Sodium carbonate
Sodium bromide
Sodium borate
Sodium bisulphite
Sodium bisulphate
Sodium bicarbonate
Sodium benzoate
Sodium aluminate
Sodium acetate
Sodium hyposulphates
Soap solution
Silver nitrate
Silver cyanide
Silicone fluids
Sea water
Salicylic acid
Potassium thiosulphate
Potassium sulphide
Potassium sulphate
Potassium phosphate
Potassium persulphate
Potassium permanganate
Potassium perborate
Potassium nitrate
Potassium hydroxide Conc.
Potassium hydroxide 10
Potassium hydroxide 1
Potassium fluoride
Potassium ferrocyanide
Potassium ferricyanide
Potassium dichromate
Potassium cyanide
Potassium cuprocyanide
Potassium chromate
Potassium chloride
Potassium chlorate
Potassium carbonate
Potassium bromide
Potassium bromate
Potassium borate
Potassium bisulphite
Potassium bisulphate
Potassium bichromate
Potassium bicarbonate
Picric acid w./ alcohol
Picric acid 10%
Picric acid 1
Photographic fixing solutions
Phosphorus trichloride
Phosphorus pentoxide
Phosphorus oxychloride
Phosphoric acid 95
Phosphoric acid 50
Phosphoric acid 30
Phosphoric acid 25
Phenol
Petroleum ether
Petrol
Paraffin
Oxygen
Oxalic acid
Nitrobenzene
Nitric acid 95
Nitric acid 70
Nitric acid 50
Nitric acid 25
Nitric acid 10
Nitric acid 5
Nickel sulphate
Nickel nitrate
Nickel chloride
Monochlorbenzene
Mineral oils
Milk
Methyl ethyl ketone
Methyl chloride
Methyl bromide
Methyl acetate
Metallic soaps
Mercury
Mercuric cyanide
Mercuric chloride
Maleic acid Conc.
Maleic acid 50
Maleic acid 25
Magnesium sulphate
Magnesium nitrate
Magnesium hydroxide
Magnesium chloride
Magnesium carbonate
Linseed oil
Lead tetra-ethyl
Lead arsenate
Lead acetate
Lactic acid 100
Lactic acid 10
Hypochlorous acid
Hydroquinone
Hydrogen sulphide
Hydrogen peroxide 90 and above
Hydrogen peroxide 30 (100 vol.)
Hydrogen peroxide 12 (40 vol.)
Hydrogen peroxide 3 (10 vol.)
Hydrogen
Hydrofluoric acid Conc.
Hydrofluoric acid 50
Hydrofluoric acid 40
Hydrofluoric acid 4
Hydrochloric acid Conc.
Hydrochloric acid 22
Hydrochloric acid 10
Hydrobromic acid 100
Hydrobromic acid 50
Grape sugar
Glycerine
Glucose
Furfuryl alcohol
Fruit pulp
Formic acid 100
Formic acid 50
Formic acid 25
Formic acid 10
Formic acid 3
Formaldehyde 40
Fluorsilicic acid
Fluorine
Ferrous sulphate
Ferrous ammonium citrate
Ferric sulphate
Ferric chloride
Ethylene glycol
Ethylene dichloride
Ethyl acetate
Ether
Photographic emulsions
Emulsifiers All conc.
Disodium phosphate
Dioctyl phthalate
Diethyl ether
Dibutyl phthalate
Dextrose
Photographic developers
Detergents, synthetic (normal user conditions)
Cyclohexanone
Cyclohexanol
Cupric sulphate
Cupric nitrate
Cupric chloride
Cresylic acid (crude)
Cresols
Creosote
Copper sulphate
Copper nitrate
Copper fluoride
Copper cyanide
Copper chloride
Citric acid
Cider
Chromic acid Plating solution
Chrome alum
Chlorosulphonic acid
Chloroform
Chlorine water Sat. solution
Chlorine water 2
Chlorine Liquid
Chlorine Dry gas
Chloral hydrate
Calcium phosphate
Castor oil
Carbon monoxide
Carbon disulphide
Carbon dioxide
Carbon tetrachloride
Camphor oil
Calcium sulphate
Calcium nitrate
Calcium hydroxide
Calcium chloride
Calcium chlorate
Calcium carbonate
Calcium bisulphite
Calcium hypochlorite
Bromine Dry gas
Brine
Boron trifluoride
Boric acid
Borax
Bismuth carbonate
Benzyl alcohol
Benzene sulphonic acid
Benzene
Benzaldehyde 100
Beer
Barium sulphide
Barium sulphate
Barium hydroxide
Barium chloride
Barium carbonate
Antimony pentachloride
Antimony trichloride
Animal oils
Aniline sulphate
Aniline hydrochloride
Aniline
Amyl acetate
Ammonium thiocyanate
Ammonium sulphide
Ammonium phosphate
Ammonium persulphate
Ammonium nitrate
Ammonium metaphosphate
Ammonium hydroxide
Ammonium hydrosulphide
Ammonium chloride
Ammonium carbonate
Ammonium bicarbonate
Ammonia Dry gas
Ammonia 0.88 SG
Aluminium sulphate
Aluminium hydroxide
Aluminium fluoride
Aluminium chloride
Alum
Alcohol, methyl 100
Alcohol, methyl 6
Alcohol, furfuryl
Alcohol, ethyl 100
Alcohol, ethyl 40
Alcohol, cetyl
Alcohol, butyl
Alcohol, amyl
Acetone 100
Acetic acid Glacial
Acetic acid 60
Acetic acid 10
Acetaldehyde 100
"Arcton" 6

The following key has been used in this table:

  • indicates satisfactory, negligible attack
  • indicates some attack or absorption (may be considered where alternative materials are unsatisfactory)
  • indicates unsatisfactory, extensive attack (polyethylene should not be used for any applications where these environments are present)
  • indicates possibility of 'environmental stress cracking'

NOTE:

  • Information provided by Bushman Group Pty Ltd with respect to chemical resistance is to be used as a guide for application and is not to be taken as a guarantee of ultimate field performance
  • Satisfactory chemical resistance does not necessarily imply freedom from environmental stress cracking or chemical oxidation.
  • The ultimate serviceability of a chemical tank is subject to factors outside of the control of Bushman Group Pty Ltd. These factors include additional inlet or outlet fittings or equipment, installation, operating conditions and environment which may all compromise the supplied product.
  • This data is supplied in good faith and is not the result of evaluations conducted by Bushman Group Pty Ltd.