Dual Containment Tanks: Keeping Your Storage Safe

dual containment tanks keeping storage safe

Do you own or operate a business or company that relies on storage tanks for chemicals, additives or other materials that are integral to your operation? If so, you’re probably also aware of the importance of having an emergency containment plan in place in case of an accident or spill. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution available: Dual containment tanks.

Dual containment tanks are an excellent choice for those who want to store chemicals as safely as possible and reduce the risks associated with spills. Let’s explore some of the benefits and features of dual containment tanks and how they might be the perfect solution for your business.

What Are Dual Containment Tanks?

Dual containment tanks are uniquely constructed tanks that feature both an inner tank and an outer tank shell that serves as an integrated catch in case the internal tank breaches. This is a very important feature for those who use tanks to store chemicals, because as you probably know, spills are one of the biggest problems associated with storing them.

When you install dual containment tanks as opposed to standard types of tanks, the built-in secondary spill containment provides a built-in safety net to prevent serious spills and hazards. Dual containment tanks are also commonly referred to as dual wall tanks, double wall tanks or secondary containment tanks, and they are extremely effective and popular for storing caustic chemicals and reactants in a wide range of businesses and industries.

What Are They Made Out Of?

The majority of the dual containment tanks that we sell are created using high-density linear polyethylene. This material is ideal for products that are designed to provide secondary containment. This provides a nonreactive shell for a majority of the most commonly used industrial chemicals and other fluids such as sulfuric acid, sodium hypochlorite and other inorganic acids and bases used in production, water treatment or any other application.

Who Could Benefit From Using Them?

Any companies that currently use storage tanks to house chemicals should consider using dual containment tanks. Those companies that use chemical feed systems or utilize water treatment chemicals have found these types of tanks particularly useful. They are available in a wide range of sizes, including tanks capable of holding just five gallons of chemicals all the way up through tanks with a capacity of 500 gallons. These tanks are often filled with chemicals that are vital to the operations of a variety of businesses, but that could potentially cause big problems if they were to ever spill. With a dual containment tank, however, any spills or failures of the internal tank would be contained by the secondary tank wall, providing essential safety and security.

What Brands Does DEWCO Carry?

DEWCO has stocked dual containment tanks in stock for several years now, but we have recently made a strong push to add the latest tanks to our inventory. Gemini Dual Containment Tanks and Gemini2 Dual Containment Tanks, which offer a unique square shape, are two of our most popular options. We also carry ProChem dual containment tanks as well as tanks offered by several other reputable companies.

All of the dual containment tanks that we provide for our customers are designed to meet or exceed EPA codes as well as fire codes, and they can often times be integrated directly into whatever systems you currently have operating inside of your facility. DEWCO carries a large selection of these types of tanks and is currently in the process of expanding our inventory to add even more options to meet the diverse needs of our customers. This allows us to offer the best possible options and prices to our customers while also reducing the time between order placement and delivery.

DEWCO has been in business for more than 40 years now, and we have worked with an extensive range of clients in different industries. From oil and gas companies to water treatment, HVAC and manufacturing services, we have set many companies up with the perfect storage tanks for their specific needs. When you call on us for our dual containment tanks, we promise to walk you through the benefits of them and tell you all about how they could help keep your storage safe when you use them.

To find out about our selection of dual containment tanks or for help finding the right solution for your operation, call DEWCO today at 303-232-6861.