STORAGE & HANDLING
Soda Ash Shelf Life
When it is stored in a moisture-free area, soda ash has an indefinite shelf life. If soda ash is stored in an environment with high humidity, or is allowed to get wet, it will react with moisture and can become chunky.
For additional information on safety and handling, please refer to our Soda Ash Safety Data Sheets(SDS).
Other Important Conveyance Information
When discharging soda ash from a hopper car, it’s a good idea to provide canvas sleeve adapters between the car’s discharge gates and the hopper under the track. This will help provide a constant feed into the hopper and make for a cleaner discharging process.
Selecting the correct conveyance method is critical to proper soda ash handling. For example, when designing a system for unloading bulk soda ash from bottom-dump hopper cars, it’s important to first determine whether or not the soda ash must be protected during conveyance.
Ciner soda ash is granular, free-flowing, and relatively dustless. If it is carried by conveyor systems that abrade the product, its granular nature may be altered. This could result in adverse product performance in certain applications and create dust problems during handling and storage.