High Pressure Vessels

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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.

Leading Manufacturers

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. We will deliver our products on time-every time! Contact us today or visit our website to find out more!

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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. $$$

Berea, OH  |  440-243-6800

Alloy Engineering is ASME code vessel certified and offers extensive expertise in the mechanical design of pressure vessels that will meet rigorous quality standards and procedures. High expertise in the design of vessels fabricated from high-nickel and exotic alloys. Our designs are frequently used in applications with design process conditions up to 1700°F. We also specialize in redesigning current applications to provide more cost-effective and higher performance with longer life.

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Alloy Engineering Company $$$

Beverly, OH  |  866-984-8265

Since 2006, Waterford Tank and Fabrication, LTD has been a manufacturer of quality pressure vessels. We offer personalized service, flexibility, competitive prices and excellent customer service. If you need a customized solution then you have come to the right place. Please give us a call today!

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Waterford Tank and Fabrication, LTD $$$

Garden City, GA  |  912-233-8902

We serve the chemical processing, pulp & paper, pharmaceutical, food, and coatings industries with high quality, on-time delivery and competitive pricing. Our pressure vessels meet today’s demanding market, fabricated to ASME tank standards. We offer carbon, stainless, alloy 20, monel, inconel, hastelloy and 904L; thicknesses up to 1” and pressures up to 1000 PSIG; non-destructive testing options.

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Savannah Tank & Mfg., Inc. $$$

Chattanooga, TN  |  423-266-7118

Chattanooga Boiler and Tank Company is certified to design, shop fabricate, or field erect ASME Section VIII Div 1 pressure vessels that require "R", "S", or "U" Code Stamps. Through the years, we have built a vast array of pressure vessels that range in wall thicknesses of 3/16" to over 2", in diameters up to 30 feet, and weights up to 150 tons.

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Chattanooga Boiler & Tank Company, Inc. $$$
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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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