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The Ultimate Guide to Process Tanks

January 10, 2019

There are many steps in a production line. To ensure that each step is completed efficiently, you need the perfect environment. Time, temperature, machinery setting must be catered to each step. That’s where process tanks come in.


What are process tanks?


Process tanks are containers equipped to complete a sub-process in a manufacturing operation. Each tank has the accessories, materials, and machinery necessary for that step. By isolating each step, the entire factory does not need to change conditions throughout the manufacturing process. As a result, each sub-process can be completed more efficiently.


Uses and Applications


Process tanks have many purposes, including mixing, blending, cleaning, and dispensing. They can also be used for short- or long-term storage.


Process tanks are used in many industries, including chemical processing, fuel production, and energy generation. They are essential to the production of cosmetics, food and beverage products, pharmaceutical industries, and plastics. It is safe to say that in any large-scale manufacturing operation, process tanks are likely being used.


Which process tank is right for you?


When choosing a tank, here are a few of the factors to consider:


·         Capacity – A tank’s capacity is the amount of internal volume available for storage or processing.

·         Location – Tanks can be place above ground or underground, as needed.

·         Dimensions – You should consider the tank’s length, width, height, and shape.

·         Direction – Tanks are designed for either horizontal or vertical processing, so consider the arrangement of your production line when purchasing one.


Know your materials


A tank’s function depends on what materials it is made of. For this reason, it is crucial to know your materials. Fortunately, we have created an easy guide for you.


Popular materials include:

·         Fiberglass polyester – Highly resistant to erosion.

·         Galvanized steel – Steel treated with a layer of zinc to prevent rust and make the material stronger.

·         Stainless steel – Steel treated with chromium, making it resistant to tarnishing and rust.

·         Titanium – Can stand extreme temperatures and stress.


We hope this guide was helpful in your selection process. If you have any further questions, our website contains more details about our tank options. We are happy to provide a service that makes your manufacturing operation as efficient and successful as possible.