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Vacuum tanks are typically portable and often located on the back of trucks, or stand-alone in a factory or manufacturing setting. Read More…

Vacuum Tanks Vacuum tanks are used as liquid storage or reservoirs for systems that transport and move large quantities of liquids requiring sealed and protected containment.
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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  |  937-307-3597

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 $$$

Springfield, MO  |  417-459-9906

Sho-Me Fabrication, LLC is a Missouri based pressure vessels manufacturer. We are a leading and trusted manufacturer, providing the best service and products in the industry. Our highly skilled and experienced workers have quick turnaround with high quality products. Sho-Me Fabrication is able to fabricate your customized product on site or in our facilities. Contact us to see how we can customize a product to fit your needs.

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Sho-Me Fabrication, LLC $$$

Haverhill, MA  |  978-469-8280

EPSI designs high-pressure systems for manufacturing, testing, research and specialized high-pressure applications. With its unique application-specific approach to R&D, manufacturing, and testing, EPSI has built a tradition of excellence in high-pressure engineering and technology worldwide.

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Engineered Pressure Systems Inc. $$$

Rocky Point, NC  |  910-675-8999

Tank Fab is a fully-integrated pressure vessel manufacturer of ASME and API 650 code autoclave systems. Some of our products include ASME pressure vessels and ASME tanks. We have over 30 years of experience designing autoclave systems—trust us with your next project!

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Tank Fab, 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 $$$
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They are commonly used with liquid vacuum systems to suck liquid out of an area and into the holding tank for removal from the area, therefore creating the need for portability with vacuum tanks.

Many different liquids are handled with vacuum tanks, including water, sewage, oil and molten metals. Applications such as: septic system maintenance, molten steel refineries, industrial liquids, construction sites, campgrounds, grease trap services, portable toilet service, and agricultural processes like manure spreading and vegetable harvesting all use pressure tanks to move and contain liquids.

Vacuum tanks are typically measured in gallons and can range greatly in size depending on their applications. The interior walls need to be smooth without grooves or imperfections, as they need to be thoroughly cleaned in between storing or processing. These tanks must be very corrosion resistant, and are either made of steel, stainless steel or aluminum.

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For added strength, many high pressure vessels are constructed of a double wall, and undergo further strength and resistance building in secondary processing operations.

Pumps are used with process tanks in order to create the pressure required to create a vacuum. Some pumps are small enough to be powered by a vehicle engine, while others require a larger, separately powered pump. In choosing the construction design and material choice for a vacuum tank, the water-tightness of the vessel is a priority.

Depending on the size of the tank, there may be a need for braces (interior or exterior) to ensure the tank itself does not collapse due to the pressure of so much liquid. Many tank walls are galvanized and dipped into molten zinc to form a strength-enhancing film on the metal's surface. Manufacturers are able to custom finish tanks, especially those which are attached to trucks or large vehicles for substance clearing purposes.

There are three main types of vacuum systems that require the use of vacuum tanks for storage and reservoirs. The first is an older system, called the eductor vacuum. It's used on small diameter, thin wall tubing and a centrifugal pump transfers water under pressure through a venture eductor, this water creates a vacuum.

The second is called direct vacuum. These systems are for heavy wall tubing and large profiles. It sucks air and liquid directly through a vacuum pump. Finally, the centrifugal blower vacuum system operates on a closed loop and is designed for tight tolerances. The blower in this system operates in reverse, creating a vacuum inside the reservoir. A tubing system connects the reservoir to the upper tank, which pulls the air and liquid in.

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