As the various industries that power our society continue to develop, process tanks have become more and more important as essential equipment. Specifically, the food and beverage industry probably utilizes process tanks more than any other industry due the high volume of foodstuff that needs to be processed in a secure container.
With that said, the diversity and significance of process tanks’ uses can sometimes be overlooked, especially considering that not many people understand what they’re all about.
In today’s blog, we shed some light on this important component of everyday processing and manufacturing.
Uses and Applications
Process tanks are used for several purposes such as short or long-term storage, and in processes such as mixing, blending, metering, and dispensing.
Different industries use process tanks such as chemical processing, oil and fuel industry, power, water, and energy generation. These tanks are also well utilized in the production of cosmetics, in food and beverage businesses, pharmaceutical industries, and in plastic production.
Other uses and applications of process tanks include equipment integration, bulk storage, and as an essential part of the electroplating system.
Parameters to Consider
When choosing process tanks to use, it is essential to check their specifications; these include their capacity and dimensions. Parameters under capacity include internal volume available for storage while dimension includes the diameter and length of the tank
Depending on the purpose, Process Tanks are also designed either for horizontal or vertical applications. Tanks can also be placed above the ground or underground.
The materials used in the construction of process tanks may affect the purpose that it will serve. This is why it is crucial to identify which materials best suit your needs.
Process tanks can be made of fiberglass polyester, which has a higher capacity to resist corrosion. Another material is galvanized steel; this is treated with a layer of zinc and is able to provide greater strength.
Other materials used in the production of Process Tanks are steel and titanium – both are strong metals that can stand extreme temperatures and stress.
Eastman Manufacturing can custom build your tanks from as small as 12” square to as large as 40’ long (15 m), and include e-coat equipment integration functions to increase their functionality for broader applications.