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Food Grade Tank Manufacturers and Companies

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  • Stainless Steel Tanks on the Dairy Farm

    Because stainless steel tanks do not rust and have a long shelf life, stainless steel tanks are used for a variety of uses in nearly every industry in the world. The food and beverage production industry relies heavily on stainless steel tanks to store and transport foods. No beverage industry needs the cleanliness of stainless steel more than the dairy industry. The dairy industry depends on stainless steel tanks throughout every step of the dairy-making process. The dairy industry uses stainless steel tanks for the following tasks: Heating: The pasteurization...

  • With Ketchup on the Side

    Many of our classic American condiments require quite a bit of production before they are able to get to our tables, ketchup being one of them. The quintessential side for a variety of sandwiches, french fries and other more inventive meals, ketchup could be considered a necessity in every restaurant kitchen as well as residential homes. That means a vast amount of ketchup must be produced on a daily basis, and those that process and package it must have very dependable machinery to ensure each batch of ketchup is excellent....

  • Food Grade Tanks:The Vast Food Varieties

    To my delight and the delight of everyone I know, the varieties of food available to us are vast. Where I live there is a lovely selection of restaurants ranging from Thai to Mexican to Americana, from meat focused dishes to places that serve vegetarian food exclusively. No matter what type of flavor I am in the mood for I can go to a restaurant to get my needs met. This is partly due to food grade tanks, particularly those made of stainless steel. Utilized in virtually every food group...

  • What Makes the Food Grade Tank Special

    I bet that if you go into your kitchen, open up all of the drawers and cupboards, and take a good visual inventory of what you have, you will see multiple items in your kitchen that are made from stainless steel. That is not counting whether you have stainless steel appliances, which are very commonplace today, or sink and faucet fixtures. The point of the inventory exercise is to see not only how dependent we are on stainless steel, but also to see why we adore this metal so much....

  • We're Lucky to Have Food Grade Tanks

    by Michael Shade, IQS Editor For my birthday a few years ago, I received a Mr. Beer home brewing kit from my parents, complete with ingredients, instructions and all of the vessels needed to facilitate the transformation of wort (which is sugared, flavored brown goo, basically) into moderately comestible, ideally non-poisonous beer. The kit comes complete with a little plastic barrel fashioned after a wooden brewing barrel, a set of ingredients and sanitizing solutions, and it all comes packed in a box with a picture of a fellow holding a...

  • Raise your Glasses to Stainless Steel

    by Jenny Knodell, IQS Editor Today, as we all well know, judging from the steep spike in green attire and beer buzzes, is St. Patrick's day. March 17th has been celebrated since the 1600s, at first a strict Catholic holiday honoring Saint Patrick himself. Originally, St. Patrick's was a day of no drinking all the bars and pubs in Ireland were closed. Since then, things certainly have changed. In fact, some bars open around the time I get up for work to service the most dedicated of St. Patty's celebrators....

Industry Information

Food Grade Tanks

The term “food grade tanks” refers to sanitary metal cylinder containers designed specifically for use with food processing and storage applications. Made to abide by the standards for food handling and processing outlined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), food grade tanks are made exclusively with 304 stainless steel, which is sometimes also known as food grade steel. Like all steel alloys, this grade of stainless steel exhibits the common stainless steel qualities of corrosion resistance, rust resistance and durability and a smooth surface and free of pits and cracks. In addition to this, though, this steel alloy, which is 18% chromium and 8% nickel, is also resistant to the growth of bacteria and sanitary. Furthermore, food grade steel is non-contaminating neither adds to or detracts from the flavors of what it stores. In addition, as a good conductor of heat, tanks made from this material are effective in temperature control. Likewise, food grade tanks remain stable and effective even when dealing with temperatures as low as -238? (also known as cryogenic levels). Finally, 304 stainless steel tanks have the ability known as creep strength, which is the ability to resist distortion when exposed to high temperatures.

Food grade tanks are suitable for handling, prepping and storing applications related to consumable and perishable substances such as fruit and vegetables, milk or meat. Tanks made of 304 stainless steel used in the food industry are typically used for the mixing of products like chocolate and peanut butter and for milk homogenization, among other things. Some of the additional food grade tank applications are in the beer brewing industry, meat and poultry industry, citrus and fruit juice industry and water purification industry. For example, in meat and poultry, meat packers and processors rely on food grade tanks for the mixing of meat with additives, and/or for the blending of sausage. In the brewing industry, food grade tanks are used all the way from grain harvest and storage to fermentation, when they serve as vats in which yeast is added to the formula. Finally, in the water purification industry, food grade tanks serve the important role of storing clean water.

Before food grade tanks are produced, the stainless steel itself must be produced. This takes place when steel and predetermined ratios of other materials are melted together, resulting in alloys with hundreds of different characteristics. Once a steel alloy has become molten and homogenous, it goes through deoxygenation. After this, it is annealed and then quickly cooled. After this, the stainless steel is technically done, but it may also be put through a number of secondary processes. These include passivation, acid bathing, painting, plating and/pr finishing. Passivation is a process in which the surface layer of iron is removed from the steel via its immersion in an oxidant like nitric acid. After passivation, the steel surface is clean enough to be painted, plated or finished. Similarly, dipping the steel in an acid bath renders it more polished looking and easier to clean up after usage. It does so by removing any scaling that may have accumulated on the surface of the steel during cooling.

Once stainless steel has been finished to the satisfaction of the manufacturers at hand, it may be sent on for use in tank fabrication. The tank fabrication process involves a few steps, including cold rolling and welding or bolting. The first step, cold rolling, involves placing the stainless steel sheets in between a series of rollers that gradually bend them until take on the intended curve of the tank. Once this is done, the seams of the separate tank pieces are welded or bolted together. Note that, of these two options, welding provides the superior finish, as it is more watertight and durable. Once the pieces of the tank are joined, the new product usually has a cylindrical shape, as this helps it to resist hydraulic pressure. In addition, food grade tanks may be outfitted with multiple, valves, intake ports and manways, along with heating and cooling jackets to help regulate and maintain a chosen temperature. Also, most food grade tanks have some sort of hinged or removable lid, though some are permanently enclosed or open. Depending on their application, some food grade tanks also have agitators that allow them to blend and mix what they contain, while others feature spouts or spigots that allow them to release their liquid contents. To find out more about food grade tanks and how they can be customized for your application, call an experienced tank manufacturer today.

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Food Grade Tanks – G & F Manufacturing Company, Inc.
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