Failures - Sulphuric Acid
On June 16, 1975 a 3000-ton sulphuric acid storage tank ruptured at International Minerals and Chemicals (Canada) Ltd., Port Maitland Plant, Dunnville, Ontario, Canada. The tank was constructed of ASTM 285 Gr. C plate and had been in service for 14 years. It was 51 ft. in diameter by 26 ft. high and was built on a thick concrete foundation.