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GIVING A HELPING HAND

The summer months, while school is out, can be hard on families struggling to make ends meet. To help the community where we live and work...

A NEW SPIN ON MIXERS

This artistic rendering shows what is called a dual motion or universal mixer. The tank combines an offset turbine mixer for blending ingredients and a...

CORROSION RESISTANCE

Industries that make products for human or animal consumption need equipment that can be easily and effectively sanitized, making stainless steel a preference. It can be polished...

WEARABLE PARTS REPLACEMENT

Whenever possible, a proactive approach is best – don’t wait until your tank is down to order maintenance stock for your wearable parts. Most replacement parts must be purchased...

FORWARD THINKING

The continued strength of a fabricator of custom equipment includes having a plan for the future and a major concern is qualified craftsmen and workers. One way SFI is proactive in this area is...

ABOUT PRODUCT MEASUREMENT

One method that has been used on small atmospheric tanks is to equip the vessel with an external liquid level sight tube. Fittings are positioned on the sidewall near...

WOW, NICE MIRROR

It shines like a mirror but that's no mirror... Unlike a mirror that uses a coating on glass to create the reflective surface, the interior of a stainless steel vessel must be mechanically...

TANKS AND HEARTS

SFI builds stainless steel tanks for a wide range of customers and uses. One application uses biopharmaceutical vessels for processing “tissue heart valves” using...

CYLINDRICAL VESSELS PLUS

In addition to building cylindrical tanks ranging in size from a few gallons to over 600,000 gallons, SFI also fabricates non-typical vessels such as the unit shown in the photo...

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