Texoma Manufacturing has applied it’s expertise in hydrochloric acid storage tank design to Our patented leak-proof acid tank / frac tank, which utilizes a flexible interior corrosion-prevention system, made from polyvinylchloride (PVC) – the best, most versatile and corrosion-resistant material to use in frack water storage tanks. The flexible PVC containment system is mechanically attached to the interior, steel wall at over 100 different locations. The interior system is flexible and it will not crack or leak during normal use. This prevents corrosive chemical leaks through small fissures and fractures which ultimately cause steel tanks to fail.
Since acid corrodes steel by stripping surface material from the metal, most acid tanks are configured with an acid-resistant layer to prevent the acid from reaching the steel exterior. During transport and normal use, fixed-liner flexes and causes cracks that allow corrosive chemicals to reach the metal exterior. This rapidly degrades the capability of the system to contain the chemicals and the tank leaks.
The majority of acid-tanks in field-use leak requiring expensive secondary containment systems and additional safety, and environmental risks – not to mention potential fines and legal exposure to litigation from municipalities for polluting land and ground water.