You definitely don’t want to end up with a tank that isn’t up to the job – leakages, spills, and the resulting damage (to humans and the environment) from toxic chemicals is definitely something you want to avoid. You need a tank that can hold chemicals for extended periods without having to worry about any negative effects the chemical has on the tank. The build quality of the tank you are considering should be high on your list of things to check out. This will of course be directly related to its safety and overall performance. Look at the quality of the materials it’s made of, and the quality of its fittings – are they up to scratch? Is the tank sturdily made? Do the various components move, turn, seal, etc. smoothly and securely? Quality fittings and materials make for a reliable tank that will be easier, cleaner, and safer to work with – and to maintain. Related to this, and another important thing to look out for is whether or not the tank meets appropriate safety standards. Look for a tank that meets ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials) standards. For example, the ASTM 1998 standard for upright polyethylene storage tanks addresses: *The raw materials used in the tank’s construction. Basically, whether they’re up to the job of storing the kind of chemicals that are intended for the tank. *Manufacturing processes. This covers the integrity of the manufacturing process used in the production of the tank. Such as workmanship, tolerances, checking, and testing. *Product applications. This ensures that the tank is fit for purpose – that it can indeed act as a safe, durable, reliable medium for the storage of chemicals. If the tank bears the ASTM mark, this will ensure that the tank has been manufactured to a high standard using high-quality materials. This in turn will ensure you get a safe, durable product that will serve you well for many years. Never compromise on this: getting a cheap knock-off may save you some money, but if it ends up performing poorly, the resulting mess and damage will cost you plenty – certainly in time and hassle, if not money. If you end up contaminating members of the public or the environment, the legal hassle alone can be immense – it could even ruin you. On the other hand, if you make a smart choice of tank, you will be getting yourself a safe, durable product that will give you many years of dependable service. Stalwart International – With the help of our manufacturing unit and experienced personnel, our company brings forth an exclusive range of Chemical Storage Tank.