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Food Grade Tanks

Food grade tanks are sanitary metal containers used for food processing and storage. Because of FDA regulations and standards for food handling and processing in terms of sanitation and bacteria growth, 304 stainless steel is a suitable material to use when handling, preparing and storing consumable substances like fruit, meat, milk or vegetables. In the food industry these tanks are used for milk homogenization purposes, and for mixing products like peanut butter or chocolate.

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Our food grade tanks are fabricated with the highest quality resources while maintaining all ASME Code Standards. Our engineers develop the ultimate output machines which results in the greatest levels of customer satisfaction. These systems are ideal for agitation as well as long term storage. Our tanks can store up to 10,000 gallons. If you are in need of a quality and durable food storage tank then you have come to the right place. Feel free to give us a call to learn more!
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We are a leading supplier of stainless steel mixers, storage and food grade tanks. Our goal is to make everything simple for you. We understand that our customers are managing a variety of different projects and we strive to take care of your needs. We can ship to almost any location in just a few days and we offer the largest selection of items. Your experience is our priority. Let us help you and your food tank requirements.
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We have been manufacturing food grade tanks for over 35 years. Quality stainless steel is important to us and we design these systems for superior rigidity, surface quality and durability. These features increase the efficiency and consistency of our customers' processes. We employ the most innovating manufacturing techniques to develop our products. Let us know if our long-lasting food grade tanks are ideal for your business!
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All Bendel Pressure Vessels and Reactors are designed and fabricated in strict accordance with ASME (Section VIII, Division I). ASME vessels can be fabricated from Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel or Nickel Alloy materials. The ASME code may encompass the primary vessel only or the entire assembly, which may include heating/cooling jackets, internal coils or other pressure retaining components.
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For large or small stainless steel fabrications, Feldmeier can produce cost-effective solutions for your processing equipment and stainless steel storage tank needs. We also produce stainless steel reactors, silos, pressure vessels and water tanks. We have five different USA manufacturing locations. Contact us today to learn more information!
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Food Grade Tanks

Among the many industries that depend on food grade tanks is meat packers and processing plants, who rely on stainless steel tanks for mixing meat with additives or for blending sausage. The brewing industry uses food grade tanks for fermentation vats and adding yeast, and in the citrus and fruit juice industry, 304 stainless steel is used from harvest to finished product. These tanks are also important during the water purification process and for clean water storage. Stainless steel is always resistant to rust and corrosion, although that attribute varies according to the percentages of specific alloys. It is also smooth and free of cracks and pits. This steel neither adds to nor detracts from flavors and is non-contaminating. It is a good conductor of heat which allows for effective temperature control. Food grade steel has excellent durability and toughness; it remains strong down to cryogenic levels, or temperatures -238° F or lower. It also has good creep strength, which is the ability to resist distortion when exposed to high temperatures.

Stainless steel is produced when steel and certain ratios of alloy are melted together. They are made from 304 stainless steel, steel that is 18% chromium and 8% nickel. Different amounts of alloy result in different characteristics, and there are hundreds of combinations or grades. Once the molten steel is homogenous, it undergoes deoxygenization. It is annealed and cooled quickly. The steel may also undergo passivation and be immersed in an oxidant like nitric acid to remove the surface layer of iron. This produces a clean surface that can be painted, plated or finished. Another option is to dip the steel in an acid bath to eliminate any scaling that occurred during cooling for a better polished appearance and easy cleanup after usage. During tank fabrication, stainless steel is cold rolled through a series of rollers that gradually bend the sheets until the desired curve is achieved. The seams are welded or bolted together, though welding provides a superior watertight finish. Usually cylindrical in shape to resist hydraulic pressure, these stainless steel containers may have multiple intake ports, manways and valves as well as heating and cooling jackets to achieve and maintain a desired temperature. Some have agitators to mix and blend the contents while others have spigots or spouts to release the liquid inside. Lids are necessary for a variety of applications though other tanks are enclosed or are open-top.



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