Sodium hydroxide Chemical Resistance Information
BUSHMANS industrial chemical tanks are suitable to store Sodium hydroxide under certain conditions. This suitability is based on evaluations of chemical resistance undertaken by our raw material suppliers, and are conducted in the absence of internal pressure and external mechanical stress.
BUSHMANS industrial tanks have their physical properties evaluated and tested at the internationally accepted standard service temperature of 23C. If the contents within the tank are expected to exceed this maximum temperature, advise your BUSHMANS consultant, to determine a custom designed solution for your specific use.
BUSHMANS have had over 30 years experience manufacturing chemical storage tanks. This is important when you need to be sure of the long term performance of your tank.
Users need to confirm the chemical concentration and the liquid Specific Gravity to ensure that the correct industrial tank design is offered for your Sodium hydroxide storage solution. Elevated chemical liquid temperatures (above 23C) will potentially create a more aggressive environment for the Sodium hydroxide to attack or absorb into the polyethylene, which can reduce the performance of the chemical tank.
Flexible connections with fittings that allow for lateral and vertical expansion and contraction of the tank during service are required on the lower third of the side wall. Flexible connections will also reduce pump and piping vibration stress on the tank.
Users need to confirm the chemical concentration and the liquid Specific Gravity to ensure that the correct tank design is offered for your Sodium hydroxide liquid storage solution.