Tanks made of stainless steel are used to hold and store a variety of substances including food, beverages, chemicals, gas and water. They are usually cylindrical, like drums, but their shape and orientation often varies—tanks are either horizontal or vertical and may hold anything from 1 gallon to millions of gallons. Stainless steel is chosen because of its corrosion resistance, which makes it useful in the storage of hazardous substances, resistance to strong temperatures, strength, and simple to manufacturing and cleaning.
Walker Engineered Products
New Lisbon, WI
Walker Engineered Products is a supplier and manufacturer of stainless steel tanks. Their polished vessels can hold up to 70,000 gallons and they are a leading innovator in the design and fabrication of equipment for the food, beverage and chemical industries. Walker can meet the specifications of all your specialized applications and can provide any required codes, including ASME, CRN and PED.
Pope Scientific, Inc.
We offer high-value stainless steel tank solutions. Our company is driven by quality and we provide specialized technical expertise to our customers. We provide a full range of processing equipment and solutions for all your storage needs. These pressure vessel sizes range from 4 to 1000 liters. Our engineers have been known for successfully providing solutions internationally for over 50 years. We are the frontrunner manufacturer that is ideal for your facility. Contact us for more information!
G & F Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Oak Lawn, IL
For 50 years G & F Manufacturing has been a leading quality stainless steel tank manufacturer for many industries, including pharmaceutical, food & beverage. Their storage containers offer quality workmanship & durability. G & F offers standard & custom vessels for storage & mixing which include open & closed top vertical & horizontal storage & mixing tanks with capacities to 10,000 gallons. Give us a call to learn more!
If you're looking for stainless steel tanks, MixerDirect is your one-stop shop. Whether you need a 2 gal container or a 10,000 Gal heated storage tank, we've got you covered. Why buy a tank from someone who only understands fabrication? We understand both fabrication and tank process system optimization. We would love to assist you in finding the best stainless steel tank for your application.
Faubion Tank Company
Shawnee Mission, KS
Faubion Tank Company offers carbon steel and stainless steel tanks, including custom tanks, used tanks and rental tanks, for oil, gas, water, chemicals and air. Our specialty tanks are built for UL 142 secondary containment. We also provide ASME pressure vessels, tank repair & disposal, etc. It is our goal to support you with exactly what you are looking for. Call or visit our website today for more detailed information!
Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation
Beaver Dam, WI
From large to small… sanitary to industrial, we`ve done it all! In fact that is what makes us unique. Apache is one of the few stainless and high alloy vessel manufacturers that produce both very small and very large vessels…and everything in between. We are committed to quality and service and would love to exceed your expectations. Call us today for any and all of your stainless steel tank needs!
Stainless steel has good thermal conductivity and thermal expansion rate, which is key to tanks of any sort, and particularly useful in the case of pressure vessels. Manufacturers of stainless steel tanks supply numerous industries, including agricultural, food and beverage processing, medical, chemical and waste water and sewage management. They are commonly used where hygiene and corrosion are concerns. There are many different types of stainless tanks that differ in properties depending on their applications. SS tanks always contain openings called manways, where contents are poured or accessed. Stainless steel storage tanks are used to hold liquid or gas, usually in larger quantities. They are often used in the agricultural industry as stainless steel silos, which usually store animal feed and crops, in breweries and wineries as stainless steel vats, or as stainless steel bins, which are used in for a number of different applications, including waste receptacles and kitchen storage. Tanks are also used to blend different substances together. These stainless steel mixing tanks combine ingredients by a motor-powered propeller. Stainless steel water tanks are specifically for holding large supplies of water, stainless steel gas tanks are used in automobiles to hold fuel, and food grade tanks are made specifically to hold perishable items that need a clean, sterile and temperature controlled storing environment, like dairy tanks.
Many stainless steel tanks are manufactured specially for the dairy, food and beverage industries. Stainless steel is the material of choice because it is easily temperature controlled, cleaned and sterilized. They are often vertical silos, horizontal or vertical storage tanks, processing tanks, mixers, whey crystallizers and CIP agitators. They must adhere to strict FDA, USDA and 3-A standards for health reasons. Tanks used to house and manufacture foods are cleaned every time they are emptied and must maintain certain temperatures if they are holding perishable food items. Mixers are often used in food processing to stir and combine large amounts of ingredients. Leaking of storage tanks is always a big concern. Toxins can seep into surrounding vegetation and underground water supplies. Tanks should be regularly tested, either by pressure testing, subsurface testing or full tank removal. Emergency bilge pumps are designed to deal with leakages. They can pump out the rest of the fluids in a leaking tank or soil content that is contaminated. Submersible pumps are designed to be installed completely immersed within a tank. Oil-filled cavities of submersible pump motors protect them from contact with the transfer media. Submersible pumps can treat groundwater, extract pollutants or even remove the fluids completely.
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vessel, while a tank that holds substances
at pressure levels lower than 14.7 psi is considered a vacuum.
- Fracture of certain steels associated with exposure to very low temperatures, often in circumstances in which stress levels have not exceeded yield strength.
- Fixtures that provide an efficient and effective way of cleaning a tank without taking it apart. CIP fixtures include sprayballs, dishes and T-balls.
- A number given to pressure vessels shipped to Canada.
- A stainless steel coating applied to a lower-alloy steel to increase corrosion resistance. Cladding costs less than using stainless steel exclusively and can be applied by pouring, welding or coating.
- An increase in vessel shell thickness designed to compensate for the corrosion and abrasion of certain pressure vessels. Protective coatings and linings are also added to pressure vessels to prevent corrosion.
- Permanent deformation of steel caused by strength reduction resulting from exposure to high temperatures.
- A type of stainless steel comprised of austenic and ferretic steel, the combination of which is stronger than either of the individual metals. Duplex steels are extremely corrosion and crack resistant.
- The removal of imperfections on the surface of stainless steel by dissolving the steel in a solution of electrolytes through which a current of electricity travels.
- Federal organization responsible for the regulation of food, drugs, medical equipment, cosmetics, etc. The FDA also regulates the storage of such products and maintains standards for stainless steel tanks used in applications involving these products.
- The build-up of deposits comprised of marine organisms that occurs on submerged metal surfaces.
- A measurement of the thickness of steel.
- Access port to the internal region of the tank or pressure vessel.
- Worldwide standard for pressure vessel inspection, alteration and repair.
- Unit that measures the amount of pressure applied to an object. Psi reflects the amount of pressure under which a pressure vessel substance remains.
- The piping systems between pipes that are interconnected and able to be cleaned.
- Type of steel containing 10 to 12 percent of chromium. Stainless steel is a common choice for tanks because of its corrosion and temperature resistance.
- Federal organization regulating many aspects of the agricultural industry. The USDA regulates food supply and promotes the safe processing and storage of meat, dairy products, etc., and maintains strict standards for stainless steel sanitary and dairy tanks.