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Vacuum Tanks Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory is a top industrial directory listing of leading industrial vacuum tank manufacturers and suppliers. Access our comprehensive index to review and source vacuum tank manufacturers with preview ads and detailed product descriptions. These vacuum tank companies can design, engineer and manufacture vacuum tanks to your specifications and application need. A quick and easy to use request for quote form is provided for you to contact these vacuum tank manufacturers and suppliers. Each company has detailed profile information, locations, phone number, website links, product videos and product information defined. Read customer reviews and product specific news articles. We are the right resource for your information requirement whether its for a manufacturer of vacuum reservoir tanks, fluid extraction vacuum tanks, septic vacuum tank.

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  • Oak Lawn, IL 800-282-1574

    If you are looking for innovative pressure vessels, you’ve come to the right place! We actively manage your project every step of the way. We keep you informed of what we are doing to ensure we keep up to your standards and delivery times. We will deliver our products on time-every time! Contact us today or visit our website to find out more!

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  • Gladwin, MI 989-426-4768

    Gladwin Tank Manufacturing specializes in custom designed and built ASME tanks and ASME jacketed weldments of any shape or size made from carbon steel, stainless, duplex and nickel alloys.

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  • West Alexandria, OH 937-839-4604

    With our design and production capabilities, Rexarc is an industry leader in the area of custom pressure vessel fabrication. We operate a large manufacturing facility and build ASME code and non-code pressure vessels in application-specific configurations and deliver them at industry-leading turnaround times. Using powerful software tools, our in-house engineering team develops welded steel designs, and our production staff then fabricates vessels that exhibit an impressive caliber of quality. We have an extensive background with a wide range of process media as well as high-pressure applications.

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  • Springfield, MO 417-459-9906

    Sho-Me Fabrication, LLC is a Missouri based pressure vessels manufacturer. We are a leading and trusted manufacturer, providing the best service and products in the industry. Our highly skilled and experienced workers have quick turnaround with high quality products. Sho-Me Fabrication is able to fabricate your customized product on site or in our facilities. Contact us to see how we can customize a product to fit your needs.

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  • Cincinnati, OH 513-641-0500

    From 1901 to the present, Enerfab has grown from a simple boiler repair shop to now serving a large number of industries. We have continued our commitment to optimize and expand our array of leading products while employing state-of-the-art technologies. Through advanced technology we have engineered products that dramatically improve our customer’s competitive positions. Give us a call to learn more.

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  • Big Lake, MN 763-263-0747

    Midwest Tank Company has provided quality tanks to small and large corporations and contractors since 1972. Our reputation is built on exceptional services and customer satisfaction! Our fabrication techniques have been developed through years of tank specialization, combined with personnel who are experienced in all phases of our operation.

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  • Gurnee, IL 800-522-7343

    CB Mills has been in the pressure vessels industry since 1891. Throughout the years, we have evolved into a leader in the pressure vessels industry. With our years of experience and expert team, we are one of the best in the industry. All of our products are built to meet the requirements and guidelines of the ASME Pressure Vessel Code.

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Vacuum Tanks Industry Information

Vacuum Tanks

Vacuum tanks are pressure vessels used to store liquid or act as reservoirs for systems where large quantities of liquids must be moved in sealed and protected environments.

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Vacuum Pump Design

Vacuum tanks are always accompanied by pumps that generate the pressure that is required to create a vacuum. Vacuum pumps come in many different sizes and strengths. Some, for example, are so large that they require a separate system to power them, while others are small enough that they can be powered by the vehicle in which they sit. Regardless, vacuum tanks and vacuum pumps serve three main types of vacuum systems. These three systems are the eductor vacuum system, the direct vacuum system, and the centrifugal vacuum system. The first vacuum system is the oldest and is generally used on small diameter, thin wall tubing. To work, eductor vacuums use a centrifugal pump, which transfers pressurized water through a venture eductor, where it creates a vacuum. Next, direct vacuum systems are used with large profile, heavy wall tubing. Direct vacuums operate by pulling liquid and/or air directly through the vacuum pump into the tank. Lastly, centrifugal blower vacuum systems, which work on a closed loop, are designed for tight tolerances. Centrifugal blower vacuum systems, as one might guess, use a blower. In this case, the blower creates a vacuum inside the reservoir by operating in reserve. Meanwhile, to move liquids and gasses to the upper tank from the reservoir, a tubing system connects them.

Manufacturing Vacuum Tanks

To work properly, be reliable, and remain watertight, the walls of vacuum tanks must be constructed from a strong and corrosion resistant material. Therefore, vacuum tank walls are most often made from aluminum, carbon steel, galvanized steel, or stainless steel. For a boost in durability, vacuum tanks may have double walls. Also, in order to enhance the strength of the vessel and prevent it from springing a leak, the galvanized walls of a tank are often dipped into molten zinc, which leaves a strengthening film on the metal. In addition, some vacuum tanks, particularly those that are very heavy or lay on their side, may require interior or exterior braces or supports to ensure that the pressure of the liquid inside does not cause the tank to collapse. Vacuum tanks are formed via welding, forging, or brazing. All of these processes involve heating metal until it is molten and then joining the ends of different pieces to create one new piece. These methods are ideal because tanks are usually too big to be extruded and because they require less tooling. They also help ensure that tank walls are smooth and without grooves or imperfections, aside from the seam where the metal parts were originally joined.

Applications of Vacuum Tanks

Because they are commonly used as the holding tank for liquid that has been sucked out of an area by a liquid vacuum system, vacuum tanks are, by necessity, generally portable. When portable, they may often be found in the back of a vehicle like a truck. Trucks with vacuum tanks and vacuum pumps on their back end are sometimes known as vacuum trucks or vacuum tankers. In the case that a vacuum tank is not portable, it can likely be found standing in a manufacturing or factory setting. Other areas in which either portable or standalone vacuum tanks can be found include: campgrounds, construction sites, and molten steel refineries. Also, they are quite popular for use with applications including agricultural processes like vegetable harvesting and manure spreading, industrial liquids, grease trap services, molten steel refineries, portable toilet services, and septic system maintenance. As you can infer, these pressure tanks may be used to store a myriad of liquids and fluids, among them water, oil, molten metals, and sewage.

Things to Consider When Purchasing a Vacuum Tank

Vacuum tanks, like other high pressure vessels, can be custom finished using a variety of different secondary processing procedures. Strength and resistance building modifications can be especially beneficial to tanks that are attached to vehicles for substance clearing applications. Also, depending on their application, vacuum tanks, which are measured in gallons, can vary greatly in size. To maintain the health and usefulness of a vacuum tank, tank owners must take care to clean the vessel between storing and/or processing thoroughly. Owners should also note that, in order to avoid injury or property damage, they must never operate vacuum tanks or any other pressure vessels that are corroded or otherwise damaged. Because of the pressure built up inside them, a damaged tank could explode or spew shrapnel. For more safety tips and how to properly care for a vacuum tank, reach out to an experienced tank manufacturer today.



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