Sodium Hydroxide Tanks

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Sodium Hydroxide Tanks

Sodium Hydroxide Tanks for Sodium Hydroxide Storage – also known as caustic soda and lye is a highly caustic compound and alkali that decomposes proteins at ordinary ambient temperatures and can cause severe chemical burns. It is highly soluble in water and readily absorbs moisture and carbon dioxide from the air. Here are some main industries that Sodium Hydroxide / Caustic Tanks are used in:

Sodium hydroxide is also widely used in pulping of wood for making paper or regenerated fibres along with sodium sulphide Sodium hydroxide is a key component of the white liquor solution used to separate lignin from cellulose fibres in the sulphate process and also plays a key role in several later stages of the process of bleaching the brown pulp resulting from the pulping process. 

Sodium Hydroxide Tanks are used in a wide variety of industries with its primary to raise the pH in the water treatment process as an increased pH makes the water less corrosive to plumbing and reduces the amount of lead, copper and other toxic metals that can dissolve into drinking water.

Uses for Sodium Hydroxide

Other industries which Sodium Hydroxide is used in include;

  • Aerospace – pH balance, plating and anodising
  • Agricultural – Effluent treatment and pH balance
  • Cleaning – Powerful cleaner, breaks up dirt and pH adjuster frequently used as an industrial cleaning agent where it is often called “caustic”. It is added to water and then used to clean process equipment, storage tanks, etc. It can dissolve grease, oils, fats and protein-based deposits. It is also used for cleaning waste discharge pipes under sinks and drains in domestic properties.
  • Electronics – Effluent treatment, pH balance, plating baths as a cleaner
  • Food & Beverage – pH treatment, cleaning of pipes, peeling of fruit & vegetables
  • Waste Recycling – Effluent treatment Water Treatment
  • Cements, Mortars & Concretes – Used in some cement mix plasticisers to help homogenise cement mixes, preventing segregation of sands and cement, decreasing the amount of water required in a mix and increases the workability of the cement product
  • Food preparation – washing or chemical peeling of fruits and vegetables, chocolate and cocoa processing, caramel colouring production, poultry scalding, soft drink processing.

How Should Sodium Hydroxide Be Stored?

Enduramaxx manufactures a complete range of bunded storage tanks for the processing and storage of bulk Sodium Hydroxide. Our bunded tanks have been specifically designed with pollution control in mind. Selected for integral protection from leakage and overfilling. These plastic tanks are constructed using rotationally moulded mid-density polyethene.  These bunded Sodium Hydroxide/Caustic Soda Storage Tanks tanks contain a minimum 110% volume of the inner tank. Simply put, a bunded tank is a ‘tank within a tank’ which helps customers conform to current health and safety legislation. You should also consider a heat trace system and polyurethane insulation to solve the issue of crystallization at lower temperatures.

Sodium Hydroxide presents storage challenges.  This bunded caustic tank is offered with chemical tank options including liquid level sensor assemblies, and fill pipes, fittings and modifications to suit your application.  This includes inlets, outlets, PN16 and ANSI flanges, welded sockets and as well as fume proof lids and vents.

Closed Top Bunded Tanks

Enduramaxx closed top bunded tanks are available in a wide range of sizes from 400 to 30,000 litres. Further storage capacities can be acquired by simply linking the tanks together with our tank connector kits. The customisation to a client’s specific requirements is available upon request.

Open Top Bunded Tanks

Like our closed top bunded tanks, our open-top bunded tanks are also available in a wide range of sizes from 400 to 30,000 litre. Further storage capacities can be acquired by simply linking the tanks together with our tank connector kits. The customisation to a client’s specific requirements is available upon request.

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