Sodium Hypochlorite Tanks – Sodium Hypochlorite is also used as a sterile bleach solution from the common domestic applications to the food industries to swimming pools. With the high levels of available chlorine, up to 15%, care is required in specification of storage tanks of this product.

Sodium Hypochlorite is an aggressive oxidizer that presents a major storage challenge.  Sodium hypochlorite (bleach, Hypochlorous Acid, Sodium Oxychloride, NaOCl and NaClO) 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.

If you do not already have secondary containment in place for Sodium Hypochlorite Tanks or are looking for a better option, a bunded tank is a great solution. This “tank within a tank” allows for greater safety by providing a system that has 110-percent secondary containment. In addition, the tank’s construction means greater strength.

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