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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.

  • Carol Stream, IL 630-283-8980

    Here at Frain Industries, Inc. we offer an extensive line of stainless steel tanks. These tanks come in a wide range of shapes and sizes based on their application. Our tank sizes range from 5 gallons to 10,000 gallons and these tanks can be customized to meet your application needs. Our tanks can be designed in a number of different styles including: jacketed, single wall, vertical, horizontal, cone bottom, dish bottom, insulated and much more. Contact us today to learn more!

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  • Oak Lawn, IL 708-424-4170

    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!

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  • Lewis Run, PA 800-542-0650

    We are the global leader in the manufacture of stainless steel tanks. Allegheny Bradford offers precision steel tank equipment for pharmaceutical & biotechnical industries. Our cylindrical tanks, mix & transfer tanks, & process vessels are created ultra pure & can be fabricated to your applications.

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  • Beloit, WI 608-368-9663

    Stainless Tank & Equipment does not disappoint with its renowned custom fabrication of stationary tanks and over-the-road tankers, including food grade tanks, farm transport, ASME tanks, chemical tanks, and DOT trailer tanks; this company is known for its manufacturing capabilities and repair of other manufacturers tanks & trailers. STE stands the test of time under the most arduous of conditions.

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  • Avon, MN 320-746-2781

    Seitz Stainless designs and manufactures stainless steel tanks, stainless steel pressure vessels, sanitary tanks, dairy tanks and beverage tanks. Serves the food, dairy, pharmaceutical, biomedical, semiconductor and industrial markets with the highest-quality components.

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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.



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