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Food Grade Tank Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of food grade tank manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top food grade tank manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find food grade tank companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture food grade tanks to your companies specifications. Then contact the food grade tank 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 food grade water tanks, food grade containers, nitrous oxide food tanks, or customized food grade tanks of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Carol Stream, IL

    You satisfaction is very important to us here at Frain Industries, Inc. which is why we strive to provide you top of the line products. Our food grade tanks are hassle-free and easy to maintain. Our teams will assist you with the installation of your tanks, performance consultations, trouble shooting, training programs and more. Please visit our website or give one of our representatives a call today to learn more information!

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  • Oak Lawn, IL

    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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  • Concord, ON

    Ability Fabricators is a manufacturer of both custom and standard stainless steel products. With over 150 years of combined manufacturing experience and a fully equipped manufacturing facility, our team is able to devote our attention to high quality customer service and products that are built to last. We fabricate all of our products to meet many industry standards such as TSSA, CWB, CSA, GMP, and NEMA4. Contact Ability today to get started!

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  • Toronto, ON

    Highland Equipment leads the industry in the design, manufacture, fabrication, and service of sanitary steel process equipment. This wide range equipment includes mixing vessels, totes, tanks, blenders, pressure vessels, and more—in both standard and custom designs. Our high-quality and versatile equipment can be found in a wide range of industries, including dairy, cosmetics, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and breweries. Contact us today!

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  • New Lisbon, WI

    Walker Engineered Products manufactures stainless steel tanks, storage tanks and water tanks. Since 1943, we have been manufacturing and repairing tanks for the chemical storage, municipal water, fire protection and wastewater treatment industries. We are committed to quality service/support on all our products.

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  • Sioux Falls, SD

    Wheeler Tank Mfg., Inc. is an industry leader in the production of quality tanks, and has served a wide range of industries and applications for over 70 years. Our services and line of products include custom tanks, pressure vessels, and metal cutting and forming. We also offer a complete line of corrosion-resistant coating for the interior or exterior. Whatever your requirements, we can build to your specifications!

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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.

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