Hydrochloric Acid Tanks

Hydrochloric Acid Tanks – Hydrochloric acid is a colourless inorganic chemical system with the formula H
2O: HCl. Hydrochloric acid has a distinctively pungent smell. It is classified as strongly acidic and can attack the skin over a wide composition range since the hydrogen chloride completely dissociates in an aqueous solution.

Whats is Hydrochloric Acid?

Hydrochloric acid is the simplest chlorine-based acid system containing water. It is a solution of hydrogen chloride and water, and a variety of other chemical species, including hydronium and chloride ions. It is a naturally occurring component of the gastric acid produced in the digestive systems of most animal species, including humans.

What is Hydrochloric Acid used for?

  • Hydrochloric acid has many uses -it is an important chemical reagent.
  • The pickling of steel, to remove rust or iron oxide scale from iron or steel before subsequent processing, such as extrusion, rolling, galvanizing, and other techniques. Typically HCl at 18% concentration is the most commonly used pickling agent for carbon steel grades.
  • Production of polyvinyl chloride for plastic.
  • In households, diluted hydrochloric acid is often used as a descaling agent.
  • In the food industry, hydrochloric acid is used as a food additive and in the production of gelatin.
  • Hydrochloric acid is also used in leather processing.

The spent acid has long been reused as iron chloride (also known as ferrous chloride) solutions, but high heavy-metal levels in the pickling liquor have decreased this practice.

Enduramaxx Hydrochloric Acid Tanks

Our hydrochloric acid tanks are bunded for extra security and we can customise them with fittings and pipework to suit your project. We supply a fume-tight manway lid cover to prevent fumes from escaping the tank, and the addition of a scrubber will prevent fumes from reaching the atmosphere.

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