Peracetic Acid Storage Solutions

Find the right Assmann tank for Peracetic Acid storage.

“In the past few years, we have been purchasing more and more tanks from Assmann because they are much higher quality.”

– Oddyssey Manufacturing Co

Peracetic Acid

What is Peracetic Acid?

Peracetic Acid (also known as peroxyacetic acid, or PAA), is an organic compound with the formula CH3CO3H, formed by mixing Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) and Acetic Acid (CH3CO2H).  Often used at agricultural sites, food establishments, medical facilities, and home bathrooms, Peracetic Acid offers a variety of uses. Primary uses include food processing, pasteurization, and disinfection of medical supplies.

Peracetic Acid has become increasingly popular in the food processing industry, specifically with processing poultry.

What is the most effective storage solution for Peracetic Acid?

Assmann recommends that tanks be constructed of Crosslink Polyethylene. Assmann’s Crosslink Polyethylene has a much higher softening point than conventional linear polyethylene. Crosslink also has a much higher impact resistance.

What is the Specific Gravity of Peracetic Acid?

The specific gravity of Peracetic Acid is 1.9


Specific Gravity

Fitting Material
316 Stainless Steel

Gasket Material
Teflon, or Viton for top connections

316 Stainless Steel and Aflas

Common Industries

Peracetic Acid is a primary component of a variety of industries, including those listed below.

Water Treatment

Peracetic Acid is used to disinfect water with less harmful by-products than chlorine. Additionally, Peracetic Acid is a more accessible disinfectant option than UV systems.

Commercial Laundry

Peracetic Acid is often used as a bleaching agent, sanitizer, disinfectant, and oxidizer in a variety of industries, including commercial and industrial laundry tunnel washers.

Food and Agriculture

Because of its registered use in food processing, Peracetic Acid is often used in dairy and cheese processing plants, in food processing equipment, and in pasteurization. This chemical has become increasingly popular in processing poultry, in place of Sodium Hypochlorite.

Peracetic Acid Chemical Guide

To learn more about Peracetic Acid storage, download the guide below.

The Assmann Way

The Assmann difference is in the process. Assmann keeps quality first and failure far out of mind.

Uniform Wall Thickness

Uniform wall thickness provides better structural integrity compared to other tanks on the market. Because of its unified durability throughout, Assmann storage solutions are less susceptible to tears and spills, protecting your facility from the corrosive qualities of Peracetic Acid.

Air Cooling

Air cooling eliminates a process related stress in rotomolding, where water cooling shocks the plastic and causes an abrupt stop to the curing process. Assmann is the only manufacturer who uses non-shielded molds with low temperature heat and gradual air cooling to ensure reliability that lasts.

Specific Gravity

Using a 1.9 rated tank gives additional wall thickness to help extend the lifespan of the storage tank. Assmann offers 1.9 rated storage tanks in either crosslink or linear polyethylene. We recommend our Crosslink Polyethylene tanks for storing Peracetic Acid.


Under-venting is one of the most common causes for tank failure. When filling and draining tanks, it’s important to keep the tank from vacuum and pressure exposure. A vent two times the size of your largest inlet is required to avoid pressurization. Sometimes a larger vent is necessary when tanks are pneumatically filled. Assmann offers a variety of venting options in multiple sizes and configurations.

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