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Tank Talk Blog: Shop Built Tanks

WAITING THEIR TURN

SFI serves a diverse group of customers, providing equipment for most industries, which means we are able to offer a range of materials, finishes and components and build to various...

GIANT CAMERA LENSES???

These are actually the beginnings of three different mix tanks for the food industry – with 60, 100 and 150 gallon capacities. What you see here are the inner shells...

OVERSIZE LOAD

Tanks like this are commonplace for SFI. In addition to having a large footprint, this double wall and insulated stainless steel vessel had three bands of dimpled heat transfer...

MOBILE CRANE ADDS VALUE

Having our own mobile crane gives us the flexibility to move tanks outdoors for hydro testing, loading on trucks, storage, etc. We don’t need to wait for a crane contractor to move...

NO LEAKS… NO PROBLEMS!

Spraying developer on the jacket for pre-hydro inspection will make visual confirmation of leak-free heat transfer surface quick and easy. The developer goes on damp...

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...

SOME TANKS CATCH YOUR EYE

We build everything from industrial chemical tanks, to polished food and beverage tanks, to pristine electropolished pharmaceutical vessels. Some tanks have...

THAT IS ONE LONG TANK

At this stage in construction, the tank shell is 12-feet in diameter and 41-feet long. Before it’s finished, it will be fitted with an additional 16-foot long cone bottom, a 2-foot high...

No Matter the Weather

Stainless Fabrication builds stainless steel tanks of all types and sizes, with capacities exceeding 600,000 gallons. We’ve got the experience and know-how to get the job done! It’s what...

Tanks Don't Grow On Trees...

SFI builds tanks in our shop and on-site and customer facilities. The 3500 gallon tanks pictured, 14 in all, were built in our shop for the Spirits Industry as part of a major expansion.