Oversize loads are common-place for SFI. We build tanks of all sizes, from a few gallons to over 600,000 gallons. The huge shop fabricated tank pictured is 56 feet long with a diameter of nearly 14 feet and is designed to hold 50,000 gallons of juice. It is certainly an oversized load!
The shipment required not only two escorts, but also a trailer equipped with remote-controlled rear-steering for making turns, reversing, etc.
In addition to having a large footprint, this double wall and insulated stainless steel vessel had three bands of dimpled heat transfer surface and a false bottom, making it quite heavy as well – over 40,000 pounds. It was equipped with a cross-arm manway in the top head and an inswing manway in the lower sidewall. Once on location and installed, the tank was outfitted with two ladders and a rest platform to provide personnel access to the manway and fittings on the tank’s top head.
Learn more about the equipment we build at https://www.stainlessfab.com/capabilities-services.html.
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