Chemical Compatibility Charts

ChemicalConcentration20°C60°CEnvironmental Cracking Hazard
BromineDry gas
Fluorine
"Arcton" 6
Urea
Zinc sulphate
Zinc oxide
Zinc chloride
Yeast
Xylene
Wines and spirits
Whey
Wetting agentsNormal dilutions
Water
Vinegar
Vegetable oils
Turpentine
Trisodium phosphate
Triethanolamine
Tricresyl phosphate
Trichloroethylene
Transformer oil
Toluene
Tartaric acid10
Tanning extracts
Tannic acid
Tallow
Surface-active agents (Emulsifiers, synthetic detergents and wetting agents)Normal dilutions
Sulphuric acidFuming
Sulphuric acid98
Sulphuric acid95
Sulphuric acid70
Sulphuric acid60
Sulphuric acid50
Sulphuric acid40
Sulphuric acid30
Sulphuric acid20
Sulphuric acid10
Sulphur dioxideMoist
Sulphur dioxideDry gas
SulphurColloidal
Sucrose
Stearic acid
Starch
Stannous chloride
Stannic chloride
Solutions
Soft soap
Sodium thiosulphate
Sodium sulphite
Sodium sulphideConc.
Sodium sulphide25
Sodium sulphate
Sodium silicate
Sodium phosphate
Sodium peroxide
Sodium nitrite
Sodium nitrate
Sodium metaphosphate
Sodium hypochlorite15% chlorine
Sodium hydroxideConc.
Sodium hydroxide40
Sodium hydroxide10
Sodium hydroxide1
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 hydroxideConc.
Potassium hydroxide10
Potassium hydroxide1
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 acidw./ alcohol
Picric acid10%
Picric acid1
Photographic fixing solutions
Phosphorus trichloride
Phosphorus pentoxide
Phosphorus oxychloride
Phosphoric acid95
Phosphoric acid50
Phosphoric acid30
Phosphoric acid25
Phenol
Petroleum ether
Petrol
Paraffin
Oxygen
Oxalic acid
Nitrobenzene
Nitric acid95
Nitric acid70
Nitric acid50
Nitric acid25
Nitric acid10
Nitric acid5
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 acidConc.
Maleic acid50
Maleic acid25
Magnesium sulphate
Magnesium nitrate
Magnesium hydroxide
Magnesium chloride
Magnesium carbonate
Linseed oil
Lead tetra-ethyl
Lead arsenate
Lead acetate
Lactic acid100
Lactic acid10
Hypochlorous acid
Hydroquinone
Hydrogen sulphide
Hydrogen peroxide90 and above
Hydrogen peroxide30 (100 vol.)
Hydrogen peroxide12 (40 vol.)
Hydrogen peroxide3 (10 vol.)
Hydrogen
Hydrofluoric acidConc.
Hydrofluoric acid50
Hydrofluoric acid40
Hydrofluoric acid4
Hydrochloric acidConc.
Hydrochloric acid22
Hydrochloric acid10
Hydrobromic acid100
Hydrobromic acid50
Grape sugar
Glycerine
Glucose
Furfuryl alcohol
Fruit pulp
Formic acid100
Formic acid50
Formic acid25
Formic acid10
Formic acid3
Formaldehyde40
Fluorsilicic acid
Fluorine
Ferrous sulphate
Ferrous ammonium citrate
Ferric sulphate
Ferric chloride
Ethylene glycol
Ethylene dichloride
Ethyl acetate
Ether
Photographic emulsions
EmulsifiersAll 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 acidPlating solution
Chrome alum
Chlorosulphonic acid
Chloroform
Chlorine waterSat. solution
Chlorine water2
ChlorineLiquid
ChlorineDry 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
BromineDry gas
Brine
Boron trifluoride
Boric acid
Borax
Bismuth carbonate
Benzyl alcohol
Benzene sulphonic acid
Benzene
Benzaldehyde100
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
AmmoniaDry gas
Ammonia0.88 SG
Aluminium sulphate
Aluminium hydroxide
Aluminium fluoride
Aluminium chloride
Alum
Alcohol, methyl100
Alcohol, methyl6
Alcohol, furfuryl
Alcohol, ethyl100
Alcohol, ethyl40
Alcohol, cetyl
Alcohol, butyl
Alcohol, amyl
Acetone100
Acetic acidGlacial
Acetic acid60
Acetic acid10
Acetaldehyde100
"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.