The Right Mixing Tank Can Make All the Difference

When mixing pharmaceutical products, it’s important to have the right vessel to handle the job. Mixing needs to be done in a container that meets tough cGMP standards, as well as stringent bio-pharmaceutical regulations. With the use of a poly mixing tank, the strict sanitary requirements of bio-pharmaceutical processing will easily be met. These tanks are free of contaminants, which makes them an excellent choice for blending and mixing products that must be completely sterile, such as buffers and vaccines. Poly tanks are also a good choice for many other industrial needs, as well.

Another feature of polyethylene tanks is that they are easy to maintain. There are no corners, seams, or spots where particles can collect and breed bacteria, since they are constructed in one solid piece. These tough tanks are quite durable and will last for years. With a poly tank, corrosion is never an issue. An added bonus is that polyethylene tanks are not as expensive as aluminum, stainless steel, or fiberglass tanks, and they can be assembled faster, often in less than six weeks.

Cleaning a tank made from polyethylene is a relatively effortless task. Since there are no nooks or crevices for particles to collect in, the tank can be thoroughly flushed out through the conical shaped bottom, and allowed to drain. A nozzle or spray wand can eliminate the need for heavy duty scrubbing, while completely removing anything that was in the tank. Since a tank made from poly is lightweight, it can be moved or transported with minimal effort, making it a popular choice for many businesses and industries.

Besides using polyethylene tanks for pharmaceutical purposes, many other products can be mixed or stored in them as well. These include food products, agricultural and industrial chemicals, potable water and even Bio-Diesel. Gasoline, industrial strength detergents containing surfactants, and chlorinated products should not be used in any type of poly tank, as they can break down the components of the tank itself.

The longevity of a poly tank can vary, depending on what type of product is being stored or prepared inside of it. Temperature, and the elements in the area where the tank is kept, can also be factors in determining how long a tank will last.