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What Kind of Tank Do You Need?

Coastal Technical Sales has installed storage tanks and other materials, such as pipes, valves, actuators and stainless steel tanks, in PA, NJ, DE, NY, MD and DC areas for over 35 years. Accordingly, having installed over 10,000 tanks for chemical, municipal, power and pharmaceutical industries, we have extensive experience in the pros and cons of each type of tank material, as well as matching the appropriate variety of tank with the purpose it will serve. Below are descriptions of a few of the tank types offered.

Polyethylene Tanks (“Poly” Tanks)

Polyethylene tanks serve a wide variety of purposes for businesses and industries. They are extremely strong, but when placed under duress, are flexible enough to avoid breaking or cracking from an accidental impact. Lighter than most other materials, they’re easy to install, as well. Polyethylene tanks are able to store hazardous materials, such as harsh chemicals or oils, but are also often used to store harmless liquids such as rainwater. These tanks are also durable, corrosion-resistant and long-lasting, as well as affordable.

Carbon Steel Tanks

Much like polyethylene tanks, carbon steel tanks can be used to store a wide variety of materials. Considerably heavier than polyethylene tanks, carbon steel tanks are sturdy and an excellent choice for storing heated products due to their ability to withstand very high and very low temperatures without sustaining any damage. Some carbon steel tanks are specially designed for flammable materials.

Stainless Steel Tanks

Most often used in the food industry and for chemical storage purposes, these tanks are very versatile in use. Aside from being extremely strong and able to contain most chemicals due to the steel’s resistance to corrosion, these tanks can be altered slightly to adhere to FDA regulations when it comes to food processing and storage.

Fiberglass Tanks

Fiberglass tanks are very rigid and, like steel tanks, withstand heat quite well. Fiberglass tanks are often used for purposes involving water supply, as in irrigation systems and wastewater purposes.

Depending on a client’s stated need, Coastal Technical Sales will match a business with the best variety of tank for them, at competitive prices. We carry only the highest-quality tanks in the industry, such as those made by PolyProcessing, where all storage systems are designed specifically for the chemicals they will contain. Many of these systems are made with the highest-tech materials, such as XLPE, a thermoset resin that is “specifically designed for critical applications like chemical storage” and is increasingly being used to replace linear polyethylene, fiberglass-reinforced plastic and carbon and stainless steel tanks.

For more information on the products offered by Coastal Technical Sales, or to speak with a representative, visit our website or call 800-377-4757.

The Benefits of Lined Valves

Coastal Technical Sales, Inc. is one of a select few companies which can supply automated lined valves. We supply a high number of valves, pipes, and actuators to the Northeast. A lined valve is beneficial because of its chemical inertness, and the products are economical for long-term service with proven reliability. With all the kinds of lined valves, we’re going to take a look at the benefits of some of the most relied upon products.

Teflon Lined Valves: Teflon is low friction and is an efficient sealer for your valve. With a Teflon lined valve, the ball can be sealed and shut off at low pressure.

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Ball Valve: Depending on the lining and the series of the ball valve, there are many quality features associated with the product. Our lined ball valves are PTFE a protector. When under compressive stress, the PTFE valves prevent micro-fissures from developing.

Choose composite valves in DC and throughout the Northeast from Coastal Technical Sales, Inc. and enjoy zero corrosion with half the weight of steel. Our composite ball valves are Nil-Cor. See a picture of our automated fiberglass ball valve below:

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Additionally, they are made of rugged construction and have a long service life while maintaining high pressure and high temperature flow.

Butterfly Valves: These valves, made by Nil-Cor, feature a variety of reinforcement agents that produce a corrosion resistant valve. Nil-Cor valves weigh up to 1/3 less than its metal counterparts, providing easy installation. The design offers trouble-free operation and has long-lasting durability. Their small size allows them to open and close quickly, requiring less structural support. The reliability associated with the butterfly valves requires little maintenance. You can configure the butterfly valves to operate manually, pneumatically, or electronically for your convenience.

Lined valves offer you plenty of advantages over alloy valves, and come at a more affordable cost. When you have Teflon lined or stainless steel valves in NJ, you’re receiving versatility and corrosion resistance. They resist corrosion in the sense that the lined material is unaffected by chemicals, fluctuating temperatures, and processing differing concentrations of fluids that flow through the valves. Contact us if you’re interested in further information about our lined valves.