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New Brochure Update: Large ASME Tanks and Vessels


Highlighted in Apache’s new ASME Large Tank brochure are our capabilities and services, including:

Passivation: Passivation is recommended as a final cleaning finish after all fabrication operations such as forming, welding, machine and mechanical polishing have been completed. Apache can passivate tanks and vessels of any size. Federal spec. ASTM A380 & A967

Electropolishing: Electropolishing is specified as a finish in many pharmaceutical, health and biotechnology industry tanks. Stainless material is immersed in an electrolyte bath subject to electrical current. Surface contamination is dissolved resulting in a mirror-like, extremely smooth finish. Federal spec. ASTM B912.

Robotic and Mechanical Polishing: Apache has the equipment to finish the vessel interior and exterior to required RA values.

FAT (Factory Acceptance Testing): The large tank team and our quality assurance technicians are available for customer inspection of the tank or vessel and can verify components including controls, mixing and agitation as well as compliance requirements.

TOP Packages: Apache provides full TOP Documentation for your vessel project, including hyperlinked Table of Contents and Bookmarks. Large file size TOP Packages are sent via FTP service.

Download our new brochure!

24" Diameter - 150 Liter Mixing Pharma Tank

In the video, this 150 liter mixing Pharmaceutical Vessel has a bottom mag mixer that comes with a stainless steel control panel, touch screen with speed control.

There are numerous sanitary ports for add-ins, CIP spray ball, and sight glass with LED light. The interior surface materials and welds are all ground and polished with an electropolished finish.

The sidewall and bottom head are dimple jacketed with Thermalox coating, insulation and shroud for heat transfer operations. The side wall has sampling ports with optional sparger tubes to assist the agitation process.

The tank features a 24" hinged man way top with tool-less knobs and is easily portable.

Upcoming Pharmaceutical Shows:

ISPE, Raleigh, SC (March 14 Convention Center) - Booth 322 - Meet Nick Buchda and Ryan Metzdorf.
Interphex, NY (March 21-23 Javits Center) - Booth 3942 - Meet David Foulkes and Mike Peterson.


Visit Apache at Interphex Booth 3942, Javits Center, NY

 

Apache's large tank and small vessel team will exhibit at Interphex 2017 - booth 3942.  Interphex is a large pharmaceutical and biotechnology trade show and conference event.  The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) sponsors this long running expo.  The show focuses on technology, innovation and education to include all product development cycles. It is held in New York City with 10,000 professionals and 600 vendors in attendance.

 

Mike Peterson will be at the show representing the large tank group. Mike has served the pharmaceutical and bio-pharma industry form 20 years in technical sales and customer service of ASME vessels and tanks.

 

David Foulkes will also be at Apache's booth representing the small portable vessel group.  David has supported the sales of both standard and custom sanitary design vessels for 30 years.  The core of vessels manufactured in the small vessel group is for biotechnology and pharmaceutical applications.

 

From precise quality control to documentation requirements, Apache is committed to bio-pharma processors to help with their processing and manufacturing goals. We manufacture our own components including dimple sheet or half pipe exchange surfaces, man ways, flanged and dished heads, leaders, platforms, support structures and custom vessel internals.  Apache offers in-house polishing, passivation, electropolishing, riboflavin and saline testing.

 

WATCH A VIDEO on the Making of a Pharmaceutical Vessel

 


Visit Apache at ISPE Raleigh, SC

The ISPE South Carolina chapter is a non-profit society of technical professionals and engineers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.  This chapter is one of several chapters throughout the United States. 

 

The ISPE-CaSA 24th Annual Life Sciences Technology Conference is Tuesday, March 14th. It is a one day show with vendor exhibits, speakers, seminars, product demonstrations and networking.  Nick Buchda will representing Apache Stainless at Booth #322.  

 

Apache custom designs and fabricates regulatory compliant tanks and ASME vessels for the pharmaceutical, bio-technology, food and beverage and water filtration industries.  Apache manufactures vessels from a capacity of 1 gallon to 160,000 gallons.  

 

We manufacture many types of speciality sanitary design tanks, including: pressure vessels, dryers, evaporators, holding tanks and mixing vessels. We also manufacture our own components from heads and supports to vessel internals to give greater control over the production process.  

 

Apache has dedicated in-house vessel finishing capabilities including mechanical and robotic polishing, passivation and electropolishing.

 

Watch Pharmaceutical Industry Video >


Apache Hosts Job Fair Feb. 25

 

Apache Stainless is hosting a Job Fair this Saturday, February 26th from 9am - 2pm.   We are growing and looking for skilled tradespeople to help us respond to customers with quality, on-time custom manufactured products.  

On Saturday, interested individuals can come to 200 W. Industrial Drive in Beaver Dam, and enter through the front of the building.   We will provide information about our company and benefits. Individuals can fill out an application during his or her visit.

Specialists in welding and fabrication will be on hand to answer any questions about the work and the type of equipment we make at Apache. We are also offering plant tours where there are plenty of projects to see and learn about in various production stages.

Several of the positions we are looking to fill are welding positions.  We are offering on-site welding tests as part of the application process. Apache is ASME certified and continually invests in training and certifications for all our welders.

Please share this post with the skilled tradespeople in your network!

Visit Apache's Career Page.

 


Apache Hosts Press Conference for Special Career Pathways Grant

Wisconsin receives $2 million grant to improve career pathways

JPMorgan Chase and CCSSO announced Wisconsin will receive grant aimed at connecting students with skills-based education opportunities at a press conference today at Apache Stainless in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

MADISON — A $2 million New Skills for Youth grant announced today at a press conference in Beaver Dam will strengthen and expand career-education opportunities for Wisconsin students. The state is one of 10 grant recipients announced by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and JPMorgan Chase. The three-year grant will allow Wisconsin to build on existing efforts in the state’s 16 technical college regions to connect student interests and workforce needs.

Wisconsin’s plan was developed in conjunction with the Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation and a host of collaborative public and private agencies and officials.

Read more about the program on-line.


Two Local Companies Work Together to Solve Need for Increased Production and Storage

Brakebush Brothers, a leading processor of chicken products, worked with Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation to design, fabricate and deliver a new 20,000 gallon fresh oil tank for their Westfield, Wisconsin plant.

 

David Meyer, Utilities Manager at Brakebush, needed a new storage tank to keep up with production demands and chose Apache Stainless for it’s reputation as a quality manufacturer of stainless tanks and expertise in heat transfer surfaces and sanitary tank finishing.   The 13’ 6” diameter tank is 33’ feet tall and replaces an 8,000 gallon tank that will be relocated to another Brakebush plant.

 

David Foulkes, Sales Manager for Apache, worked with Brakebush and Apache’s tank team to provide the new tank with specifications to include a containment shell, steam dimple jacket, insulation and protective shroud with controls to monitor and adjust the heat temperature of the oil, especially during the winter months in Wisconsin, as well as the required flow into the plant for production operations.

 

The Brakebush Westfield, Wisconsin plant has a production facility of over 500,000 sq. ft. with state of the art cooking operations. Westfield is also the corporate office for Brakebush.

 

Apache Stainless located in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin serves commercial manufacturers all across North America. Apache tanks are found in food and beverage processing facilities an in fuel refineries, ethanol plants, chemical industries, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies and in health and beauty product manufacturing plants.


Customer Christmas Email Turns into Food Pantry Dollars

For the fourth consecutive year, in lieu of printed and mailed Christmas cards, Apache sent an e-card to customers with a promise to pay $1 for every click to the Dodge County Food Pantry.  This year we received 701 clicks, so our donation was for $701.00.   We heard from quite a few customers who appreciated the participation in our community effort.


In the photo, Mary Ann Firehammer, is one of several volunteers who help run the Dodge County Food Pantry. As people and boxes were coming and going, we snapped this photo and she was very happy to accept the check on behalf of the food pantry.


The Dodge County Food Pantry is co-located with the Dodge County St. Vincent De Paul in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

 


Apache is Honored by Beaver Dam School District

 

Apache was recently honored by the Beaver Dam Unified School District for the "Friends of Education" award.  We were recognized for the stainless material donations and equipment donations made to the technical educational program at the high school and for partnering with youth projects and revitalizing the youth apprenticeship program. 

In the photo, from left: Steve Vessey-District Superintendent, Chad Prieve-Apache Safety Manager, Devon Prien-Apache Apprentice, Max Smith-Apache Apprentice, Joe Kutzler-Engineering and Technology Educator at Beaver Dam High School, Jackie Wanie-Apache, Melissa Kasper-Apache and Pam Korth - Apache Human Resources Manager.

"Focusing on technical education is one of our passions and Apache was pleased to see that the BDUSD sees the importance of technical education," says Pam Korth, Apache's Human Resource Manager. "We look forward to our partnership for years to come as we work together to educate students and the community on manufacturing careers."

 

 


New White Paper: Heat Transfer Surfaces for ASME Tanks and Vessels

Apache white paper

The Apache Large Tank and Small Vessel team has developed a new white paper to serve as a general guide to ASME vessel heat transfer surfaces.

The white paper highlights three basic types of external jacketed heat transfer surfaces: conventional jacket, half pipe and dimple jacket, which are welded to the outside of the vessel. The paper also includes general information on internal coils which can be utilized for heat transfer as a stand alone option or in combination with other types of external jackets.

For blog followers, there is no registration required to download the white paper, discover:

  • Types of heat exchange surfaces
  • General application information and comparisons
  • Optional surface treatments
  • Manufacturing terms and definitions
  • Regulatory code review

Download White Paper


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