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Tank Talk Blog: Field Fab, Inspections, Tank mods

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INTERESTING GRIDWORK

This photo shows the narrow end of one of our freezer enclosures during construction. They are also called as freezer tunnels due to their long, rectangular shape. These enclosures...

THAT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE A TANK

Field fabrication - a portion of the work takes place in our Springfield, Missouri facility . The material is preprocessed in our shop, meaning it is sheared to the correct shape and size, then...

ALL TERRAIN TANKS

They are metallic megaliths, towering 100 feet or more. Fully loaded, they can weigh 3-4 million pounds. Their stainless steel plate walls can be up to 1/2” thick and withstand...

WE'RE THE ONE TO CALL WHEN IT'S TOO BIG TO HAUL

The most common reason tanks are field erected is that they are simply too large to ship but large size isn’t the only reason tanks are built on-site...

Who is the Artist?

It's not art, it's a stainless steel tank. This particular tank is 35 feet in diameter and 80 feet tall from top to bottom. It has a polished interior and will be used for...

You Can Count on Us

Working with customers from various industries with a wide range of requirements has trained us to pull from one to recommend improvements for another.

THAT LOOKS LIKE A REALLY SHORT LADDER

When building tanks on-site at customer facilities, the first thing we do is fabricate the top head and install its components.

LOW MAINTENANCE

The stainless steel tank itself is low maintenance & long lasting. That’s the “beauty” of stainless steel... it is rust and stain resistant and easy to clean. We often hear about...

ADMIRING A JOB WELL DONE

The tank shown was built on-site & is about to be set in place. It has a capacity of 58,000 gallons, the tank is 17-feet in diameter, 40-feet tall and weighs nearly 20 tons.

ONE DAY AT A TIME

Each of us can only do what can be done today... This concept really hits home when you watch the progress of a field fabricated tank. The two 500,000 gallon storage tanks...

NOT A COW, BUT IT'S CLOSE

SFI personnel regularly engage in on-site tank inspections, modifications and repairs of existing atmospheric tanks and pressure vessels. Replacing a damaged silo top is a...

CLAUSTROPHOBIC?

Stainless Fabrication is no stranger to building tanks in cramped spaces or in areas with restricted access. These two 40,000 gallon storage tanks were field fabricated on concrete pads

UP FOR THE CHALLENGE

This tank is being built on top of a concrete structure 10 feet above the ground with no place to stand and work. The completed tank would be 26-feet in diameter, 37-feet high...

GETTING A MAKEOVER

The new 30,000 gallon tank was fabricated on the ground at the customer’s facility and then set in place by a crane. The new tank is 17’ in diameter, 31’ tall, weighing nearly...

BUILDING LARGE TANKS ON-SITE

SFI got its start in 1985 building fully welded stainless steel tanks on-site and we are still doing it today. We fabricate the tank from the top down, meaning we build the top (head) first, then...