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In the food industry these tanks are used for milk homogenization purposes, and for mixing products like peanut butter or chocolate. Read More…

Food Grade Tanks Food grade tanks are sanitary metal containers used for food processing and storage. Because of FDA regulations and standards for food handling and processing in terms of sanitation and bacteria growth, 304 stainless steel is a suitable material to use when handling, preparing and storing consumable substances like fruit, meat, milk or vegetables.
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Chicago, 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.

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Abbey Metal Services, Inc. $$$

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.

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Frain Industries, Inc. $$$

Oak Lawn, IL  |  800-282-1574

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.

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G & F Manufacturing Company, Inc. $$$

West Alexandria, OH  |  877-739-2721

With our collaboration and production capabilities, Rexarc is an industry leader in custom stainless steel pressure vessel fabrication. We have an extensive background with high-pressure applications. We operate a large manufacturing facility and build ASME code and non-code pressure vessels and deliver them at industry-leading turnaround times. Our production craftsmen fabricate vessels that exhibit an impressive caliber of quality.

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Rexarc International $$$

Springfield, MO  |  417-575-9000

Paul Mueller Company began in 1940 as a small process vessel and processing systems supplier. We are now a global player in processing solutions, offering a full range of stainless steel tanks, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, chillers, refrigeration products, processing systems, and processing equipment, all produced by highly skilled craftsmen in state of the art manufacturing facilities.

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Paul Mueller Company $$$

Houston, TX  |  281-397-3700

For over 20 years, Cedarstone Industry has been a manufacturer of stainless steel tanks. Our expert team has the knowledge and experience to help our customers with any of their stainless steel tanks needs. Our products include stainless steel mixing tanks, stainless storage tanks, and stainless aseptic tanks. Contact us today or visit our website for more information.

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Cedarstone Industry $$$

Springfield, MO  |  800-441-2654

Since 1988, Watson Metal Masters has been meeting customers’ needs for stainless steel tanks. Standard designs can be customized for our stainless steel silos, liquid storage tanks, stainless steel water tanks, vacuum tanks, sanitary tanks, and more. Contact us today!

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Watson Metal Masters, Inc. $$$
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Among the many industries that depend on food grade tanks is meat packers and processing plants, who rely on stainless steel tanks for mixing meat with additives or for blending sausage. The brewing industry uses food grade tanks for fermentation vats and adding yeast, and in the citrus and fruit juice industry, 304 stainless steel is used from harvest to finished product.

These tanks are also important during the water purification process and for clean water storage. Stainless steel is always resistant to rust and corrosion, although that attribute varies according to the percentages of specific alloys. It is also smooth and free of cracks and pits. This steel neither adds to nor detracts from flavors and is non-contaminating. It is a good conductor of heat which allows for effective temperature control.

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Food grade steel has excellent durability and toughness; it remains strong down to cryogenic levels, or temperatures -238° F or lower. It also has good creep strength, which is the ability to resist distortion when exposed to high temperatures.

Stainless steel is produced when steel and certain ratios of alloy are melted together. They are made from 304 stainless steel, steel that is 18% chromium and 8% nickel. Different amounts of alloy result in different characteristics, and there are hundreds of combinations or grades. Once the molten steel is homogenous, it undergoes deoxygenization. It is annealed and cooled quickly.

The steel may also undergo passivation and be immersed in an oxidant like nitric acid to remove the surface layer of iron. This produces a clean surface that can be painted, plated or finished. Another option is to dip the steel in an acid bath to eliminate any scaling that occurred during cooling for a better polished appearance and easy cleanup after usage.

During tank fabrication, stainless steel is cold rolled through a series of rollers that gradually bend the sheets until the desired curve is achieved. The seams are welded or bolted together, though welding provides a superior watertight finish.

Usually cylindrical in shape to resist hydraulic pressure, these stainless steel containers may have multiple intake ports, manways and valves as well as heating and cooling jackets to achieve and maintain a desired temperature. Some have agitators to mix and blend the contents while others have spigots or spouts to release the liquid inside. Lids are necessary for a variety of applications though other tanks are enclosed or are open-top.

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