HYDROCHLORIC ACID HANDLING SYSTEM


CONTROLLING A CHEMICAL AND ITS FUMES

Also known as muriatic acid, hydrochloric acid is used to acidize petroleum wells, remove scales from boilers, aid in ore reduction and serve as a chemical intermediate, among other applications.

THIS PUNGENT LIQUID IS A STRONG, HIGHLY CORROSIVE ACID, AND IT PRESENTS SERIOUS STORAGE CHALLENGES:

• Hydrochloric acid has an extremely low pH, making it highly corrosive.
• The chemical creates toxic fumes that can deteriorate equipment – and these fumes can be fatal to employees. To control the chemical’s fumes, the tank’s venting system must be exact.
• Tank maintenance can also be an issue because of fuming. Entering the tank must be avoided at all costs, and part replacement must be minimized. By creating a strong, corrosion-resistant tank system that ties into a scrubber system, all of these issues can be addressed.

Chemical

Specific Gravity

MOC-Tank

MOC-Gaskets

MOC-Fastners

HCl Acid ≥ 37%

1.16

FRVE

Neoprene/ EPDM

SS316

 
 
 

SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE HANDLING SYSTEM


AN AGGRESSIVE OXIDIZER THAT PRESENTS A MAJOR STORAGE CHALLENGE

Sodium hypochlorite (bleach) is used in a variety of applications, particularly in disinfecting drinking water and wastewater.

WHEN STORING THIS CHEMICAL, THREE FACTORS MUST BE CONSIDERED:

• UV can degrade sodium hypochlorite, so special precautions must be taken to reduce this effect.
• Sodium hypochlorite typically contains transition metals such as nickel, iron and copper, which can build up in a storage tank and create off-gassing.
• “Hypo” is a potent oxidizer, so all materials in the chemical’s storage tank must be up to the task.
By addressing all three of these issues, this caustic chemical can be contained in a more secure and effective manner, with a tank system that meets NSF/ANSI Standard 61 for chemical storage.

Chemical

Specific Gravity

MOC-Tank

MOC-Gaskets

MOC-Fastners

Sodium Hypochlorite-NaOCl (9 - 15%)

1.2

CPVC/PVC/PP

Teflon/Viton/ EPDM

SS316

 
 
 

SODIUM HYDROXIDE HANDLING SYSTEM


DEFYING A CHEMICAL THAT “FINDS” LEAKS

Also known as caustic soda or liquid lye, sodium hydroxide is used to adjust pH in water and wastewater treatment and in the manufacture of chemicals, rayon, cellophane, pulp and paper, aluminum, detergents, soaps and a wide range of other products.

AS FOR STORAGE:
• Sodium hydroxide is a “slippery” chemical that tries to find leak paths.
• This chemical is extremely corrosive to tissue. It is also highly toxic if ingested.
• If sodium hydroxide is not kept at a specific temperature, it will crystallize and go solid.
A tank system and proper fittings from us can reduce your risk with this hazardous chemical.

Chemical

Specific Gravity

MOC-Tank

MOC-Gaskets

MOC-Fastners

Sodium Hydroxide 50%

1.52

CPVC/PVC

EPDM

SS316

 
 
 

SULFURIC ACID HANDLING SYSTEM


CHALLENGING A STORAGE TANK’S STRENGTH AND DESIGN SAFETY

Sulfuric acid is used in a huge array of industrial applications, from water and wastewater treatment to the manufacture of chemicals, fertilizer and car batteries.

THIS HIGHLY EXOTHERMIC ACID PRESENTS SERIOUS STORAGE CHALLENGES:

• Sulfuric acid is an extremely heavy chemical that will test the mechanical integrity of any material.
• The addition of water to concentrated sulfuric acid leads to the dispersal of a sulfuric acid aerosol – or worse yet, an explosion.
• If sulfuric acid is spilled on metals, it can create highly flammable hydrogen gas.
• Skin and other bodily burns from sulfuric acid are potentially more serious than burns from other strong acids. Sulfuric acid dehydrates whatever it touches, and the heat caused by that reaction with water can create secondary thermal damage.
Laybond’s tanks and fittings can be combined specifically to contain sulfuric acid, reducing the risks presented by this highly acidic chemical.

Chemical

Specific Gravity

MOC-Tank

MOC-Gaskets

MOC-Fastners

H2SO4 - Sulfuric Acid ≥ 93%

1.85

MS/CPVC

Viton®

GI/SS316

Laybond has manufactured its Products using a wide variety of existing resin materials to meet our customers exacting specifications. Our current thermoset resin systems include Polyester, Bisphenol and Vinyl Ester. Where FRP will not work, dual laminate Products can, in many instances, serve well.

Dual laminate is a hybrid system made of FRP structure outside and specialized thermoplastic liner inside. The liner is matched to specific chemical requirements to optimize longevity including the ability to withstand high temperature requirements and abrasion resistance.

Dual laminated Tanks and Equipments are manufactured with a durable fibreglass composite matrix exterior for mechanical strength. The corrosion resistant thermoplastic interior offers exceptional service against dangerous and hazardous chemistry. It offers superior resistance to leaching agents, chemical attack as well as high purity process capabilities.

Dual Laminate

Liner Options