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Standard Stainless Small Vessels

The Small Vessel Group focuses on quick turnaround for standard stainless vessels supplied to the pharmaceutical, food and beverage or chemical industries.

Our philosophy extends beyond just the materials used for sanitary fabrication, our seasoned ASME fabricators use proven methods and dedicated equipment to fabricate superior quality sanitary vessels.

 

 

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    Apache fabricates tanks from one gallon to more than 165,000 gallon capacity that are custom fabricated for processors and manufacturers all over North America. In the photo, the large distillation tank has been loaded on the trailer is embarking to Canada. It is 9 ft. in diameter, 137 ft. long and weighs in at 160,000 lbs. with a 71,000 gallon capacity. In the upper right is a small one gallon, pickle passivated, portable research tank for a chemical processor. Our fabrication experience is also diverse. We manufacture ASME Vessels, API-650 Vessels, Custom Mix Tanks, Storage Tanks, Evaporators, Jacketed Vessels, Columns, Heat Exchangers and Vats and Totes. Apache’s tanks and vessels are found in the beverage, biotechnology, commercial, health and beauty, pulp and paper, biofuel, chemical, food-processing, petroleum and water treatment industries.
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Do you stock tanks?

Yes, we inventory our Model 90 Large Mouth (9" diameter tank with large mouth openings; 4 7/8" and 5 7/8").

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What sizes of tanks does Apache stock?

We stock 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 16 and 37.4 gallon tanks in the Model 90 Large Mouth line.

What styles of bases does Apache offer?

Solid molded rubber bottom (on 9" only) standard skirt, extended skirt, with optional black gasket or chime ring.

Does Apache offer portable tanks?

Yes, we have three styles: Axel with handle, 4-leg design with wheels and a 4-wheel base cart (tank lifts out).

Does Apache offer small mouth tanks?

Yes, we custom build small mouth tanks (3 1/4" x 3 7/8") with short lead time.

What type of materials does Apache have experience with?

In Apache's Beaver Dam facility, we work with 300 grade stainless materials, predominantly 304/L and 316/L. We also work with high alloy materials such as AL6XN, duplex 2304, 2205 and 2507, Inconel and Hastelloy. Apache's Plover, Wisconsin facility is dedicated to Carbon Steel tanks and equipment.

When does a tank need to be ASME Code stamped?

ASME Code is generally required on tanks above 15 psig or vacuum applications.

What certifications does Apache uphold?

NB/ASME U Certificate for Beaver Dam, WI

NB/ASME U Certificate for Plover, WI

NB/ASME UM Certificate for Beaver Dam, WI

NB/ASME UM Certificate for Plover, WI

CE Marking Permission for Beaver Dam, WI

R Repair Certificate National Board of Boiler & Pressure Vessel Inspectors, Beaver Dam, WI

SELO License for Beaver Dam, WI

Why is 37.4 gallons the maximum?

Because it is the maximum for the UM stamp requirement.

What types of cooling/heating surfaces are available?

Dimple jacket, half-pipe, conventional jacket.

What finishes are available?

Mill, 2B, No. 4, No. 4A, Bead Blast, Passivation, Pickle Passivation and electropolishing

Are the dip tubes removable?

Yes

Are the O-rings interchangeable?

Yes, between similar mouth sizes.

What types of O-rings does Apache offer?

EPDM, (Black and Brown) Viton, Teflon Encapsulated Viton

Are O-rings kept in stock?

Yes, EPDM, (Black and Brown) Viton, Teflon Encapsulataed Viton are kept in stock.

Are the covers interchangeable?

Yes, between similar mouth sizes.

When do I use tri-clamp versus bolted connections?

Use tri-clamp connections for sanitary and quick connection applications.

When do I use a low-pressure cover?

Vacuum applications and 15psi and below, use vacuum cover (black knob).

What types of testing does Apache offer?

Liquid Dye Pentrant testing, hydrostatic testing, sprayball Riboflavin testing, pharmaceuticial drain testing, surface finish testing, PMI (Positive Material Identification), and radiography (at an additional cost).

What types of fittings are offered?

Depending on the application, we provide ANSI B16.5 150#, 300#, etc. RFWN, RFSO and Lap Joint flanges, studding outlet (pad) flanges for standard ASME applications. For sanitary applications we also provide tri-clamp ferrules, tank bottom diaphragm valves such as ASEPCO, GEMU, PBM, NOVASEPTIC, etc.