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Stainless Steel Tanks

Used Stainless Steel Tanks For Sale

Revelation Machinery sells stainless steel tanks for the food and beverage industry and other process applications. Our tanks range from as low as 400 gallons up to 20,000 gallons, although we often have stainless steel tanks exceeding this range. Check back often for new arrivals, and subscribe to our mailing list for updates.

If you don’t find the tank you are looking for, please contact us! Revelation Machinery can always help you find what you need!  If you have any questions about tanks or need to find a specific brand/type, please feel free to contact us! Learn how to sell your used stainless steel tank to Revelation Machinery!

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Stainless steel tanks are widely used in the process industry due to their numerous benefits such as high durability, corrosion resistance, and ease of maintenance. Common uses of stainless steel tanks in the process industry include:

  • Liquid Storage
  • Mixing and Blending
  • Fermentation
  • Processing and Production
  • Transportation and Distribution

Types of Stainless Steel Tanks

There are several different types of stainless steel tanks used in the processing industry, each designed to meet specific needs and requirements. Here are some of the most common types of stainless steel tanks:

Stainless Steel Storage Tanks
These tanks are used to store liquids such as water, chemicals, oils, and beverages. They can be vertical or horizontal and can be insulated or non-insulated.

Stainless Steel Mixing Tanks
These tanks are used for mixing and blending liquids and solids in the processing industry. They often have internal agitators or mixing blades to ensure that the contents are well-mixed.

Stainless Steel Fermentation Tanks
These tanks are used for the fermentation of products such as beer, wine, and dairy products. They are often designed with specific features such as cooling jackets and pressure relief valves.

Stainless Steel Reactors
These tanks are used in chemical reactions or processes that require heating or cooling. They are often designed with heating or cooling jackets and agitators to ensure that the contents are well-mixed.

Stainless Steel Pressure Tanks
These tanks are designed to withstand high pressures and are used in a wide range of applications, including water treatment, chemical processing, and the storage of compressed gases.

Stainless Steel Silos
These large stainless steel tanks are used for the storage of bulk materials such as grain, cement, or chemicals. They can be either horizontal or vertical and may have multiple compartments for storing different materials.

Portable Stainless Steel Tanks
These tanks are designed for transportation and are often used in the food and beverage industry for the transportation of liquid products such as milk and juice.

Classifications of Stainless Steel Tanks

Not only are there multiple types of tanks, but stainless steel tanks are highly customizable. Features can be integrated depending on the specific application and requirements. General classifications of used SS tanks include:

Single-Walled Stainless Steel Tanks:
Have only one layer of stainless steel, without any additional insulation or protection. They are commonly used for storing non-hazardous liquids or materials that do not require special temperature control.

Double-Walled Stainless Steel Tanks:
Have two layers of stainless steel, with an insulation layer between them double-walled SS tanks are designed to provide an extra layer of protection against leaks or spills and to help maintain the temperature of the material being stored.

Stainless Steel Clad Tanks:
Have a layer of stainless steel bonded to a layer of another material, such as carbon steel or aluminum. They are often used in applications where the material being stored requires the corrosion resistance of stainless steel, but the tank itself does not need to be entirely made of stainless steel.

Jacketed Stainless Steel Tanks:
Jacketed stainless steel tanks have an outer layer, or jacket, surrounding the tank, which is used to circulate a heating or cooling fluid to maintain the temperature of the material inside the tank. The jacket can be either single or double-walled, with the double-walled jacket providing an additional layer of insulation.

The jacketed design allows for precise temperature control and is commonly used for applications such as heating, cooling, and maintaining the temperature of liquids, semi-solids, and viscous materials.  There are different types of jacketed tanks available including dimple jacket tanks, half-pipe jacket tanks, and conventional jacket tanks.

Stainless Steel Process Tanks:
Designed for use in a specific process or application, such as mixing or blending of materials, or for holding materials temporarily before they are processed or transferred to another tank or vessel.

High-Pressure Stainless Steel Tanks:
Designed to withstand high-pressure environments, such as those found in the oil and gas industry or in chemical processing applications.

Compressed Air Stainless Steel Tanks:
Used to store compressed air commonly used in industrial applications for powering tools and equipment, these tanks are designed to withstand high-pressure environments and are often built to meet specific safety standards.

Benefits of Used SS Tanks

From cost-effective to reliable, used stainless steel tanks have a wide range of benefits including:

Corrosion Resistant: Highly resistant to corrosion, stainless steel is an ideal material for tanks used in the processing industry. This resistance to corrosion means tanks can last for many years without needing to be replaced.

Hygienic: Stainless steel tanks are easy to clean and maintain, which is important in the processing industry where hygiene is critical. Stainless steel is non-porous, which means bacteria and other contaminants cannot easily penetrate the surface of the tanks.

Durability: Stainless steel tanks are highly durable and can withstand harsh conditions such as extreme temperatures and high pressure, making them suitable for a variety of processing applications.

Versatile: Stainless steel tanks are highly versatile and can be used for a wide range of applications. They can be designed to meet specific requirements such as size, shape, and capacity.

Cost-Effective: While stainless steel tanks may be more expensive than tanks made from other materials, they offer long-term cost savings due to their durability and resistance to corrosion. This means that they don’t need to be replaced as frequently as tanks made from other materials.

Recyclable: Stainless steel is a highly recyclable material, which means that at the end of its life cycle, it can be recycled and used to make new products. This makes it an environmentally friendly choice.

Factors to Consider When Purchasing A Used Stainless Steel Tank

When you’re ready to purchase a used SS tank whether you’re in the food and beverage industry or other process application, here are some important factors to consider:

Material Grade: Stainless steel tanks are available in a wide range of grades, each with its own properties and characteristics. The choice of grade will depend on the specific application and the level of corrosion resistance and durability required. Grades widely used in the fabrication of SS tanks include 304/304L, 316/316L, and Duplex.

Capacity & Size: The capacity and size of the used SS tank will depend on the amount of material that needs to be stored or processed. It’s important to choose a tank that is appropriately sized for the application to avoid waste of resources or insufficient capacity.

Pressure & Temperature Requirements: Some processing applications require tanks that can withstand high pressure or temperature. It’s important to choose a stainless steel tank that meets the specific pressure and temperature requirements of the application.

Agitation Requirements: Some applications require SS tanks that can agitate or mix materials. It’s important to choose a tank with the appropriate mixing or agitation system to ensure the desired level of mixing or blending.

Hygiene Requirements: In industries such as food and pharmaceuticals, hygiene is critical. It’s important to choose a tank that is easy to clean and maintain, and that meets the hygiene standards and regulations of the industry.

Installation & Maintenance Requirements: The tank should be easy to install, maintain, and repair, with readily available spare parts and knowledgeable technicians available for support.

Cost: The cost of the tank should be considered along with its features and benefits and should be balanced with the long-term cost savings, durability, and lifespan of the tank.

No matter what type of used stainless steel tank you’re looking for, the features included, or the gallon size, Revelation Machinery is ready to find the solution you need.

Revelation Machinery can always help you find what you need! If you have any questions about used stainless steel tanks or need to find a specific brand/type, please feel free to contact us. Interested in selling your equipment? Learn just how easy it is to sell your surplus stainless steel tanks to Revelation Machinery today.