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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...

FIT-UP BEFORE SHIPMENT

One of the last things we do before shipment is “fit-up” components such as the ladders, platforms and handrails. Those components will be installed on the tank to ensure they fit properly...

CELEBRATING 34 YEARS

SFI celebrates 34 years in business this week! We’ve come a long way since 1985 and we are very proud of our accomplishments! We are grateful for our employees, customers and...

THE NEXT GENERATION

As they say, information is power and that’s what the Build My Future Expo is all about… informing the next generation so they can make good choices for their future. As the 2000+...

EEEK! A SPIDER...

The photo is actually of two stainless steel agitator tripods, frequently called “spiders”. These tripods are used when it is necessary within the agitation design to control shaft movement...

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