Double Wall Tanks -Leak Detection
Double wall tanks are commonly used for chemical applications because they provide an extra layer of protection against leaks and spills. These tanks have an inner tank that holds the chemical, and an outer tank that surrounds the inner tank. The space between the two tanks is called the interstitial space, and it is typically monitored for the presence of leaks.
One of the key features of double wall tanks is the leak detection system. The double wall leak detection system is designed to detect a leak in the inner tank and provide an alarm, indicating that a leak has occurred. This allows the operator to take action and respond to the leak, preventing further environmental damage and reducing the risk of exposure to the chemical. The alarm system can be either mechanical or electronic and can be remote or on-site.
In the event of a leak, the interstitial space of the tank can provide additional protection by slowing the release of the chemical, providing more time to respond to the leak. Additionally, double wall tanks are built to meet specific regulations, which require secondary containment for hazardous liquids.
Another advantage of double wall tanks is that they can be made out of different materials, like polyethylene, fiberglass, or steel, each with unique properties that are suitable for different types of chemicals. This allows for the best option for a specific chemical storage need.
Overall, double wall tanks provide an added level of safety and protection in chemical storage applications. They are designed to detect leaks quickly and contain any spills or leaks, reducing the risk of environmental damage and protecting the personnel handling the chemicals.
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