Chemical Compatibility Charts

Chemical Conc.Concentration 20°C 60°C ECHEnvironmental
Cracking Hazard
“Arcton” 6 °
Acetaldehyde 100 ° °
Acetic acid 10
Acetic acid 60
Acetic acid Glacial | |
Acetone 100 | | °
Alcohol, amyl °
Alcohol, butyl °
Alcohol, cetyl °
Alcohol, ethyl 40
Alcohol, ethyl 100 | °
Alcohol, furfuryl | °
Alcohol, methyl 6
Alcohol, methyl 100
Alum
Aluminium chloride
Aluminium fluoride
Aluminium hydroxide
Aluminium sulphate
Ammonia 0.88 SG
Ammonia Dry gas
Ammonium bicarbonate
Ammonium carbonate
Ammonium chloride
Ammonium hydrosulphide
Ammonium hydroxide
Ammonium metaphosphate
Ammonium nitrate
Ammonium persulphate
Ammonium phosphate
Ammonium sulphide
Ammonium thiocyanate
Amyl acetate | °
Aniline |
Aniline hydrochloride |
Aniline sulphate |
Animal oils | °
Antimony pentachloride
Antimony trichloride
Barium carbonate
Barium chloride
Barium hydroxide
Barium sulphate
Barium sulphide
Beer
Benzaldehyde 100 | °
Benzene | °
Benzene sulphonic acid |
Benzyl alcohol |
Bismuth carbonate
Borax
Boric acid
Boron trifluoride
Brine
Bromine Dry gas |
Calcium bisulphite
Calcium carbonate
Calcium chlorate
Calcium chloride
Calcium hydroxide
Calcium hypochlorite
Calcium nitrate
Calcium phosphate
Calcium sulphate
Camphor oil | °
Carbon dioxide
Carbon disulphide |
Carbon monoxide
Carbon tetrachloride |
Castor oil | °
Chloral hydrate |
Chlorine Dry gas |
Chlorine Liquid |
Chlorine water 2
Chlorine water Sat. solution
Chloroform | °
Chlorosulphonic acid | |
Chrome alum
Chromic acid Plating solution
Cider
Citric acid
Copper chloride
Copper cyanide
Copper fluoride
Copper nitrate
Copper sulphate
Creosote | °
Cresols | °
Cresylic acid (crude) |
Cupric chloride
Cupric nitrate
Cupric sulphate
Cyclohexanol |
Cyclohexanone |
Detergents, synthetic (normal user conditions) °
Dextrose
Dibutyl phthalate | °
Diethyl ether | | °
Dioctyl phthalate | °
Disodium phosphate
Emulsifiers All conc.
Ether | °
Ethyl acetate |
Ethylene dichloride | °
Ethylene glycol
Ferric chloride
Ferric sulphate
Ferrous ammonium citrate
Ferrous sulphate
Fluorine |
Fluorsilicic acid
Formaldehyde 40
Formic acid 3
Formic acid 10
Formic acid 25
Formic acid 50
Formic acid 100
Fruit pulp
Furfuryl alcohol | °
Glucose
Glycerine
Grape sugar
Hydrobromic acid 50
Hydrobromic acid 100
Hydrochloric acid 10
Hydrochloric acid 22
Hydrochloric acid Conc.
Hydrofluoric acid 4
Hydrofluoric acid 40
Hydrofluoric acid 50
Hydrofluoric acid Conc.
Hydrogen
Hydrogen peroxide 3 (10 vol.)
Hydrogen peroxide 12 (40 vol.)
Hydrogen peroxide 30 (100 vol.)
Hydrogen peroxide 90 and above
Hydrogen sulphide
Hydroquinone
Hypochlorous acid |
Lactic acid 10
Lactic acid 100
Lead acetate
Lead arsenate
Lead tetra-ethyl
Linseed oil | °
Magnesium carbonate
Magnesium chloride
Magnesium hydroxide
Magnesium nitrate
Magnesium sulphate
Maleic acid 25
Maleic acid 50
Maleic acid Conc.
Mercuric chloride
Mercuric cyanide
Mercury
Metallic soaps °
Methyl acetate | |
Methyl bromide |
Methyl chloride | |
Methyl ethyl ketone | °
Milk
Mineral oils | °
Monochlorbenzene | |
Nickel chloride
Nickel nitrate
Nickel sulphate
Nitric acid 5 Oxidising agent
Nitric acid 10 Oxidising agent
Nitric acid 25 Oxidising agent
Nitric acid 50 | Oxidising agent
Nitric acid 70 | Oxidising agent
Nitric acid 95 | | Oxidising agent
Nitrobenzene | °
Oxalic acid
Oxygen
Paraffin |
Petrol | |
Petroleum ether | |
Phenol | °
Phosphoric acid 25
Phosphoric acid 30
Phosphoric acid 50
Phosphoric acid 95 |
Phosphorus oxychloride | |
Phosphorus pentoxide
Phosphorus trichloride
Photographic developers
Photographic emulsions
Photographic fixing solutions
Picric acid 1
Picric acid 10%
Picric acid w./ alcohol
Potassium bicarbonate
Potassium bichromate
Potassium bisulphate
Potassium bisulphite
Potassium borate
Potassium bromate
Potassium bromide
Potassium carbonate
Potassium chlorate
Potassium chloride
Potassium chromate
Potassium cuprocyanide
Potassium cyanide
Potassium dichromate
Potassium ferricyanide
Potassium ferrocyanide
Potassium fluoride
Potassium hydroxide 1
Potassium hydroxide 10
Potassium hydroxide Conc. °
Potassium nitrate
Potassium perborate
Potassium permanganate
Potassium persulphate
Potassium phosphate
Potassium sulphate
Potassium sulphide
Potassium thiosulphate
Salicylic acid
Sea water
Silicone fluids °
Silver cyanide
Silver nitrate
Soap solution °
Sodium acetate
Sodium aluminate
Sodium benzoate
Sodium bicarbonate
Sodium bisulphate
Sodium bisulphite
Sodium borate
Sodium bromide
Sodium carbonate
Sodium chlorate
Sodium chloride
Sodium cyanide
Sodium ferricyanide
Sodium ferrocyanide
Sodium fluoride
Sodium hydroxide 1
Sodium hydroxide 10
Sodium hydroxide 40
Sodium hydroxide Conc. °
Sodium hypochlorite 15% chlorine Oxidising agent
Sodium hyposulphates
Sodium metaphosphate
Sodium nitrate
Sodium nitrite
Sodium peroxide
Sodium phosphate
Sodium silicate
Sodium sulphate
Sodium sulphide Conc.
Sodium sulphide 25
Sodium sulphite
Sodium thiosulphate
Soft soap °
Solutions
Stannic chloride
Stannous chloride
Starch
Stearic acid
Sucrose
Sulphur Colloidal
Sulphur dioxide Dry gas
Sulphur dioxide Moist
Sulphuric acid 10
Sulphuric acid 20
Sulphuric acid 40
Sulphuric acid 30
Sulphuric acid 60
Sulphuric acid 50
Sulphuric acid 70
Sulphuric acid 95 |
Sulphuric acid 98 |
Sulphuric acid Fuming | |
Surface-active agents (Emulsifiers, synthetic detergents and wetting agents) Normal dilutions °
Tallow
Tannic acid
Tanning extracts
Tartaric acid 10
Toluene | |
Transformer oil | | °
Trichloroethylene | | °
Tricresyl phosphate | | °
Triethanolamine | °
Trisodium phosphate
Turpentine | °
Urea
Vegetable oils | °
Vinegar
Water
Wetting agents Normal dilutions °
Whey
Wines and spirits
Xylene | | °
Yeast
Zinc chloride
Zinc oxide
Zinc sulphate

The following key has been used in this table:

  • indicates satisfactory, negligible attack
  • indicates some attack or absorption (may be considered where alternative materials are unsatisfactory)
  • | indicates unsatisfactory, extensive attack (polyethylene should not be used for any applications where these environments are present)
  • ° indicates possibility of ‘environmental stress cracking’

NOTE:

  • Information provided by Bushman Group Pty Ltd with respect to chemical resistance is to be used as a guide for application and is not to be taken as a guarantee of ultimate field performance
  • Satisfactory chemical resistance does not necessarily imply freedom from environmental stress cracking or chemical oxidation.
  • The ultimate serviceability of a chemical tank is subject to factors outside of the control of Bushman Group Pty Ltd. These factors include additional inlet or outlet fittings or equipment, installation, operating conditions and environment which may all compromise the supplied product.
  • This data is supplied in good faith and is not the result of evaluations conducted by Bushman Group Pty Ltd.

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