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I'm in a textile unit, where we use different chemicals. My question is what type of material should I make my tank out of to store my hydrochloric acid?

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  • $\begingroup$ Well, it's typically stored in glass bottles :) You want bigger container? $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Aug 18 '15 at 13:19
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    $\begingroup$ You should always have secondary containment (e.g., a deep tray) so that any spill will be contained. Redundancy is important in safe chemical storage. $\endgroup$ – Geoff Hutchison Aug 18 '15 at 19:36
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    $\begingroup$ How strong is your HCl? $\endgroup$ – Gimelist Aug 24 '15 at 13:47
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This question is related: Handling and storing sodium hydroxide, hydrochloric acid, hydrogen peroxide and isopropyl alcohol

In the industries the handling of chemicals maybe periodic and, with routine, one tends to forget the hazardous and risks related to this. There's a lot of information on the web (http://water.usgs.gov/admin/memo/policy/wrdpolicy94.006.html):

STORAGE: Hydrochloric acid should be kept in a tightly closed container and stored in chemical area that is compatible with other chemicals. Store in a secure, well-ventilated area, that is well marked, and away from the general work population. Do not store near oxidizing materials.

This manual should be helpfull too: http://www.jsia.gr.jp/data/handling_02e.pdf

1. Types of Containers: The shipping containers used for hydrochloric acid are those rail tanks be tightly sealed, such as acid-resistant bottles (including polyethylene containers, etc.), and steel drums tank trucks, tank cars, and tankers with corrosion resistant linings

If you keep reading the manual there is valuable information about handling, transportation, and rules to keep the human safety.

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