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They typically operate anywhere from 10,000 to 150,000 PSI and have the ability to alter interior stress intensity and pressure levels. Read More…

High Pressure Vessels High pressure vessels are manufactured to be the strongest, most resistant type of pressurized tanks available and are designed to perform under greater amounts of pressure than other pressure tanks and vessels.
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Oak Lawn, IL  |  800-282-1574

If you are looking for innovative pressure vessels, you’ve come to the right place! We actively manage your project every step of the way. We keep you informed of what we are doing to ensure we keep up to your standards and delivery times.

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Midwest Imperial Steel Fabricators, LLC $$$

Gladwin, MI  |  989-426-4768

Gladwin Tank Manufacturing specializes in custom designed and built ASME tanks and ASME jacketed weldments of any shape or size made from carbon steel, stainless, duplex and nickel alloys.

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Gladwin Tank Mfg., Inc. $$$

West Alexandria, OH  |  877-739-2721

Rexarc is the global leader in acetylene gas plant production, and is trusted in over 50 countries around the world with the generation, purification, and compression of the highly volatile gas. We have the knowledge, attitude, equipment, and processes to support your needs in the vessel production. We also offer value added services of piping, instrumentation, paint, and other controls integration.

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Rexarc International $$$

Florence, AL  |  800-228-3217

Applied Chemical is a world leader in process engineering plus the manufacture of industrial dryers, such as fluid bed dryers and compressed air dryers. We serve a variety of industries including chemical, civil and automation engineering. Applied Chemical had its beginning in 1981.

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Applied Chemical Technology, Inc. $$$

Chester, VA  |  804-748-6453

Adamson Global Technology is a leading manufacturer for custom built tanks, heat exchangers, and pressure vessels. Our product line consists of ASME pressure vessels, hot water generators/storage tanks, hydro-pneumatic tanks, fire protection tanks, air receivers, tube bundles, shell & tube heat exchangers and atmospheric tanks. Our products are made in America and are used in many applications such as manufacturing, schools, hospitals, military and office buildings.

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Adamson Global Technology $$$

Lewis Run, PA  |  800-542-0650

Custom cylindrical tanks and pressure vessels from Allegheny Bradford are ideal for pharmaceutical, biotechnology fine chemical, cosmetics, food processing and other ultra pure manufacturing environments. Our engineering specialists and skilled craftsmen work closely with you to design and fabricate vessels for your individual applications.

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Allegheny Bradford Corporation $$$
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High pressure vessels reach the highest psi of any other vessel, so operator safety is a huge concern. Regular maintenance and stringent inspection procedures are required to detect any seam bursting, splitting or surface variations. All of which could lead to pressure vessel failure, an accident which often results in an explosion, fire or flying metal shrapnel.

Every component of the pressure vessel must be able to withstand continuous corrosion, shock, temperature change and high amounts of pressure. These pressure tanks must meet Division III standards for the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) pressure vessel code, which sets design, manufacturing methods and materials used to produce ASME pressure vessels.

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The chemical manufacturing, food, pharmaceutical, agricultural and plastics industries regularly use high pressure vessels as chemical reactors, high-speed mixers and supercritical extraction systems, among others. Depending on the size of the vessel, and its intended application, material choice should be carefully considered.

Most high pressure vessels are defined by their psi level-10,000 or above, and are manufactured out of steel or a steel alloy to correspond with this. Carbon steel and 304 stainless steels are the most common construction metals for the tank walls, which are most often double-walled for added protection.

The O-ring seals and vacuum closures must be strong and durable, since even the tiniest leak causes a major safety concern and high pressure vessels as the highest level of pressure containment are prone to leak failure. To guarantee a tight seal high pressure vessels use clover leaf and O-ring reactors to make sure they stay intact and won't burst.

These ASME tanks are usually quite large, and manufactured from welded pieces of steel. The steel is always heat treated to obtain greater hardness and strength properties before being used as a high pressure tank. There are two main methods of secondary processing that the steel goes through before the tank is constructed.

It is often tempered, which is a process that heats the metal to extreme temperatures, between 400 and 600º C, and maintains this heat until the carbon diffuses to produce bainite or pearlite. Quenching is another common process, where the metal is heated rapidly and then cooled immediately in a bath of water or oil, further strengthening its surface properties.

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