Double Wall Tank
An international chemical manufacturer specializing in
dairy sanitation chemicals was expanding their domestic raw
material and finished goods storage area and needed
significant storage capacity. Having worked with CRECO in
the past, they again called on CRECO for assistance.
The customer had to be sure to comply with local regulations
concerning spill containment and control. They evaluated
several options including single wall tanks in dikes, but
ultimately decided to use double wall polyethylene storage
tanks, which at the time were a relatively new product. In
spite of being somewhat of a test case with a newly
developed product, a total of 24-3500 gallon double wall
tanks were ultimately installed in the tank farm, with
several more scattered throughout the facility!
Given the variety of chemicals being stored, both
cross-linked and linear polyethylene tanks were required.
Additionally, many combinations of fittings, gaskets, and
encapsulated head bolts were required to resist the various
chemistries. CRECO worked closely with the customer and
manufacturer to insure the proper fittings, gaskets,
and hardware were specified for each service. As tanks
started to arrive, CRECO was there to make sure serial
numbers matched the proper construction and storage criteria
to insure a smooth installation.
Fast forward 10+ years later, and these tanks are still
performing well, albeit in a new location on the West
Coast. A couple still remain in the Midwest, having been
“retired” to a simpler hot and cold water application, where
we expect they will last for many years to come!
When you need long lasting solutions, CRECO is the one to