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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  |  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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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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