Storing sulfuric acid presents major problems

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By Marshall Lampson

The highly corrosive nature of sulfuric acid tests the limits of today’s storage systems. Any company that stores sulfuric acid needs to be acutely aware of the dangers that the chemical presents to equipment and personnel. When storing sulfuric acid, it is important to verify the hoop stress rating and understand the specific gravity ratings to make sure the resins used in the storage tank provide a margin of safety. Along with the weight of the chemical, its oxidative properties must also be considered.

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