Bulk Storage Facilities and Piping Systems

The most effective way to reduce your environmental and safety concerns with the storage and handling of hazardous chemicals is through the proper design and using the correct materials of construction for your storage and handling systems. The design, fabrication and installation of your primary storage vessels, piping systems and instrumentation by knowledgeable professionals will prevent a potential spill and provide for a safe operation.

Mech-Chem’s bulk storage facilities and piping systems are designed to provide you with the maximum in spill prevention and safety for your employees and the environment. An example of our work in bulk storage and piping systems is found in this case study.We have extensive experience in the engineering and design of fresh, mixed, and waste chemical bulk storage facilities, piping systems, and processing systems. Mech-Chem’s specialty is the storage and handling of corrosive, flammable and hazardous chemicals, including:

Dilute, concentrated and mixed solutions of nitric acid (HNO3), hydrochloric (HCl), hydrofluoric (HF), phosphoric acid (H3PO4), sulfuric acid (H2SO4) and Oleum

Includes solutions of aqueous ammonia (NH4OH), sodium hydroxide (NaOH), potassium hydroxide (KOH), and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2).

Both miscible and immiscible solvents including: toluene, ethyl acetate, methanol, ethanol, isopropanol and tetrahydofuran.

Liquid resins which must be heated and maintained at uniform temperatures.

Mech-Chem’s technical and engineering professionals are knowledgeable in the engineering, design, and construction, as well as the testing and inspection of bulk storage facilities, piping systems, and secondary containment, in such a way that they meet all the necessary regulations, including:

  • API Codes
  • UL Codes
  • ASME Codes
  • B31.1 Codes
  • NFPA Fire Protection
  • Codes
  • OSHA Safety
  • Regulations
  • EPA Environmental Regulations