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2021-10-14
4 Factors That Determine The Efficiency of Process Tanks

4 Factors That Determine The Efficiency of Process Tanks

Process tanks are a vital part of any pharmaceutical, chemical, and oil processing plant because they store chemicals safely and securely. They are also known as storage tanks. These secure tanks ensure zero contamination of products, guaranteeing clients the best results for their projects. 

Efficiency of storage tanks is determined by:


Tank Capacity

Size plays an important role in maximizing the efficiency of process tanks. A tank's capacity is vital in any operation to ensure it can accommodate the project's mass production requirements. For example, larger storage tanks are beneficial for mass-production scale projects but are incompatible with small-scale projects because of their vast utility consumption and air retention.

Vertical and Horizontal Orientation

Vertical tanks typically have some access ports at the bottom. They're beneficial because they can maximize the valuable space available on the ground. Horizontal tanks are often mounted on stands or saddles, and their access ports are located at the top or the bottom of the tank. They're time-saving units because they can be drained and cleaned quickly and easily.

Stationary or Portable

Stationary tanks remain in one spot and can handle heavier liquid loads as they can handle pressure fluctuations. As a result, they are preferred for holding large amounts of liquids due to their stability and high capacity. On the other hand, portable tanks are great because they are mobile and can be used for any operation. 

Construction Materials

Process tanks use the following materials for construction:

Fibreglass reinforced polyester: This type of material can be formed into almost any shape before it cures. This material is usually made up of a combination of long glass fibres lodged in a resin. It can be used for almost any purpose, does not need to be painted, and has an extended lifespan.

Galvanized steel: This cold-rolled steel product is treated with a thin layer of zinc, a corrosion-resistant metal.

Stainless steel: This is yet another steel product with exceptional corrosion resistance.

Steel: Ferrous metals have a wide range of physical properties depending on their composition. Steel's advantages include its ability to be formed into whatever shape is needed, and its strength and durability.

Titanium: This is a metal that can be lightweight but is strong enough to withstand extreme temperature and pressure. They make excellent storage tanks because titanium is less likely to corrode.

Get The Best Storage Tanks

Are you looking for efficient storage tanks to cater to your needs? Contact us at Eastman Manufacturing for the best custom process tanks.

 


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