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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? Our tanks carry a limited three year warranty from the date of manufacture. Should a defect in workmanship or material appear under normal use, service and maintenance within the warranty period Bailiff Enterprises, Inc.will, at its option, either supply a new, equivalent tank in replacement thereof or repair the original tank or refund a prorated portion of the purchase price..

Bailiff Enterprises’ liability is limited to the tank itself and specifically excludes the cost of installation and/or removal or consequential damages. Please contact your chemical supplier for chemical resistance information. Operating beyond the temperature limits of a tank; operating at other than atmospheric pressure; or storing material that is chemically unsuitable for a tank are some specific examples of actions that void our warranty. There are a few applications such as storage of sulfuric acid, bio-diesel, bleach and caustic soda that carry a one year warranty rather than our standard 3 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? 130 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.