Category: Stainless Steel Tanks

Reconditioning Stainless Steel Storage Tanks, Processing Tanks & Single Shell Tanks

What is reconditioning? If you have asked this question before, you have probably gotten different answers. Here at Zwirner Equipment, we provide an extensive and diligent reconditioning process. Our reconditioning process goes beyond a new coat of paint. We also have tailored our process based on the type of equipment we are reconditioning. In this blog post, we are going to explain how we recondition Storage Tanks, Processing Tanks and Single Shell Tanks.

When you purchase a reconditioned stainless steel tank from Zwirner Equipment, it includes the following services:

1. Pressure Testing of the Heat Transfer Service: The heat transfer surface is used for heating or cooling. It is important to ensure that the pressurized jacket does not leak because leaking can cause improper heating or cooling of your product. Therefore, we conduct an initial pressure test to ensure there are no leaks in the jacket (Not applicable to Single Shell tanks).… Read more

Choosing the Right Stainless Steel Tank: Part 3 – Agitation

agitation

Photo courtesy of DCI, Inc.

One of the most common questions we get at Zwirner Equipment is “which stainless steel tank do I need?”

In our last two blog posts, which are Part 1 & 2 of this 3-Part series, we discussed how to choose the right stainless steel tank for your application based on shape and space and heating and cooling. In this post, we are going to discuss how to choose the right tank based on agitation needs.

Do you need agitation?

Agitation is the action of stirring, mixing or moving a product within a vessel. It is used primarily to keep your product moving. Almost all products that use heating and/or cooling will need some form of agitation. Components of agitation always include a shafted blade, gearbox and motor, which can be customized to the speed you need to mix. These components must fit the RPM and horsepower that is required to achieve a higher or slower rate of speed and torque.… Read more

How to Choose the Right Tank for Your Application Part 2: Heating & Cooling

Photo courtesy of DCI, inc.

Photo courtesy of DCI, inc.

One of the most common questions we get at Zwirner Equipment is “which tank do I need?”

In our last blog post, which is Part 1 of this series, we discussed the importance of shape and space when choosing the right tank for your application. Shape and space are just the beginning to choosing the right stainless steel tank. In this blog post, we will discuss how to determine the right tank for your application based on your heating and cooling needs.

Heating

Heating exchange surfaces come in three forms; steam, hot water or an internal heating element. When choosing the right tank, you have to make sure you have an appropriate PSI rating to achieve the desired result (for jacketed tanks only). To begin, there are two questions to ask:

  1. How much surface area do you need to heat?
  2. How quickly do you need the product heated?
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How to Choose the Right Tank for Your Application Part 1: Space & Shape

Photo courtesy of Feldmeier

Photo courtesy of Feldmeier

One of the most common questions we get at Zwirner Equipment is “which tank do I need?”

To help answer this question for our customers, we decided to start a 3-part blog series where we will break down the different questions that need answered to determine which tank is the right tank for your application. We will touch on the space and shape of a tank, the heating and cooling aspects, and your agitation needs.

In this blog post, we will discuss how to determine the right stainless steel tank for your application based on space and shape requirements.

Are You Processing or Storing Your Product?

The first step to choosing the right tank is determining what you plan on using it for. Processing is done in smaller batches and storing is done in larger batches. This aspect will determine whether you need a processing tank or a storage tank.… Read more

Did You Know – Processing Vats and Tanks Are For More Than Just Dairy

When most people think of processing vats and tanks they typically think of beer, and cheese and other dairy products. But did you know that there are numerous industries that use these same vats and stainless steel tanks in the processing and manufacturing of their products. The graphic below shows some of the everyday items common to most households. How many have you used today?

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