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Stainless Steel Vats

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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. Read More…

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.
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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. $$$

Norristown, PA  |  610-635-0205

At American Alloy, our stainless steel tanks come in a variety of sizes and types to suit the needs of various industries and applications. Our tanks can handle products such as water, gas, alcohol, acid, and more. We can handle custom fabrications of any size with quick turnaround times, and we aim to provide exceptional customer service every step of the way. Contact American Alloy today to learn more!

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American Alloy Fabricators, Inc. $$$

Tucson, AZ  |  520-294-3126

In business since 1947, we are known for the specialty manufacturing we perform. Stainless steel is one of the many alloys in which we are experienced. Created in our shops or in the field, ASME tanks, stainless vessels and sanitary tanks for the food-processing industries have been made by us.

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Caid Industries, Inc. $$$

Chattanooga, TN  |  423-629-6901

At Stainless Tank, Inc., we build stainless steel tanks, storage tanks, pressure vessels, reactors, tray columns, towers, scrubbers, cyclones, hoppers, coils, and custom designs. Our tanks are designed to handle pressures from full vacuum to 1000 psi. Seismic, snow and wind loads, heat transfer, and agitation can also be applied. To learn more about our capabilities, visit our website today!

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Stainless Tank, Inc. $$$

Springfield, MO  |  866-659-0077

Holloway America is a supplier and manufacturer of stainless steel tanks. We are a leading innovator in the design and fabrication of equipment for a multitude of industries. Our company is dedicated to helping your business, and we can meet the specifications of all your specialized applications. Contact us today for more information!

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Holloway America $$$
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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 of the stainless steel tank 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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