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Stainless Steel Vat Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of stainless steel vat manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top stainless steel vat manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find stainless steel vat companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture stainless steel vats to your companies specifications. Then contact the stainless steel vat companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of ss storage vats, small ss vats, custom ss vats, or customized stainless steel vat of every type, this is the resource for you.

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Are you searching for the strongest stainless steel vats? We offer complete turnkey solutions and our staff will work with you to determine which storage tanks are most ideal for your facility. These storage tanks are manufactured with the highest quality materials and we guarantee these products can handle heavy duty tasks. We offer a variety of secondary services. Feel free to visit our website or give us a call for more information.
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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!
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We provide stainless steel vats that can be designed with a number of different styles of agitation. These stainless steel vats range from 40 gallons to 750 gallons and are customized for either steam, electric, or gas fired heating capabilities. You can count on Frain Industries, Inc. with top of the line products. We will work with you every step of the way to provide you with the perfect solution.
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We have dedicated facilities to manufacturing industrial grade stainless steel vats. We understand the importance of sanitary tanks and the highest levels of structural integrity. Our systems can handle the harshest environments. Our company offers services including testing, and material finishing. These units will always operate at optimum efficiency and our customer service team will work with you to ensure long lasting satisfaction! Contact us today for more information!
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Lee Industries manufactures a wide variety of vessels and reactors from jacketed A.S.M.E. tanks to single shell units all fabricated to customer specifications and processes. We produce the highest quality crafted stainless steel tanks in the world. Contact us to take advantage of over 80 years of design and crafting experience to improve your process and products. Call or visit us online today!
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Stainless Steel Vats

There are three main types of stainless steel vats: horizon, or enclosed, open top and SVC, or cottage cheese vats. Whether oriented vertically or horizontally, vats are typically cylindrical to resist hydraulic pressure. The food and beverage industries prefer to use stainless steel vats because the steel is chemically neutral and will not add flavors or impurities. It is also very easy to clean and keep sanitary. Stainless steel conducts heat well, allowing for precise management of the substance inside, and it can be refrigerated to maintain lower temperatures. Caustic liquids will not easily damage the vat, though lower grades of stainless steel can be incompatible with certain wines and ciders. Vats are typically constructed from food grade 304 stainless steel which is also called 18/8 or 18/10 because of the ratios of chromium and nickel.

Stainless steel is produced when steel and alloys are melted together. Once homogeneous, the molten metal is hardened through the annealing process.For a vat, the cooled steel is fed through a series of rollers that gradually bend it into a rounded shape. The curved sheets of stainless steel are then cut, finished and welded together for a seamless watertight result. The majority of stainless steels vats are designed to keep the contents hot or cold. High density polyurethane or a similar material can be wrapped around the vat then covered with aluminum or another sheet of stainless steel to keep the contents warm and insulated. For refrigeration, typically a cooling jacket will be used. Similar in technique to insulation, a jacket is fastened on the outside of the vat and circulates a cooling agent like glycol, ammonia or water around the container for temperature control. An alternative to a jacket is a double-walled vat where the coolant runs between the two walls. Another integral feature is the manways, which are openings used as access doors, sampling ports or fill openings. Agitators are also commonplace, especially when the vat is used for food processes like mixing or separating liquids. Some stainless steel vats have lids that can easily be lifted or removed while others are self-enclosed tanks with an atmospheric vent feature to release the pressure inside. Because of the weight and potential pressure building inside vats, especially those used for fermentation, vats should be placed on an adequate foundation like concrete or asphalt. Vats typically do not require a separate stand but are sturdy enough to stand on their own.