Industrial Plastic Storage Tanks - Bailiff Enterprises, Inc.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are your tanks made from FDA approved resin? Our high density polyethylene (HDPE) tanks are made from FDA approved resin.  They are appropriate for drinking water.

Crosslink polyethylene (XLPE) tanks are not suitable for potable water.  They are appropriate for storage of certain chemicals.
What is the warranty on the tanks? Tanks are sold with a 3 year warranty from the date of shipment. The exceptions to this are for sulphuric acid and for biodiesel applications. These applications carry a one year warranty from the date of shipment.  Installed fittings carry a one year warranty.
Can your tanks be pressurized? No. Our tanks are designed for atmospheric pressure only.
Can your tanks be buried underground? No. Our tanks are for above ground applications. A vault or cistern must be constructed to place these tanks below ground.
What is the maximum operating temperature? 140 degrees farenheight is the maximum temperaturre for HDPE and XLPE.  Polypropylene is good up to 200 degrees farenheight.  PVDF (Kynar) is good up to 300 degrees depending on the application.
Are these tanks repairable through plastic welding? High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Polypropylene and PVDF can be welded so the tank may be repaired depending on the damage.  XLPE cannot be welded.
Is this plastic recyclable? HDPE, Polypropylene and PVDF are recycleable.  XLPE is not.
Is there UV protection in the resin you use? Yes. UV stabilizers have been added to the resin to increase the useful life of the tanks.
How long do plastic tanks last? There is no good single answer. It all depends on the type of plastic, the application and the exposure of the tank.
What is the Specific Gravity rating of your tanks? Bailiff designed tanks are manufactured to meet 1.9 SG. We have other tanks available on pre-order that are made at lesser or greater weights.
Can I store fuels such as diesel and gasoline in your tanks? HDPE tanks are not designed for fuel storage.  Some types of plastic like XLPE are suitable for some fuels.  Check the chemical compatibility of the type of plastic for the liquid you want to store.
Are Drawings available for the tanks? Yes. Drawings and details are available at our web site.