Mobile Tanks

Mobile Tank and Vessel Systems

Mobile vessels offer an innovative way to increase flexibility and efficiency of both new and existing process plants. Used in conjunction with an elevating mixing station vessel shape, size and function can be designed to work with existing machinery. Additional vessels can be used to improve process flow by maintaining a constant supply of product at each process.

Greaves Flexibatch mobile vessels systems can be supplied for processes requiring vacuum, elevated pressure and heating/cooling.

750L Mobile Tank

500L Polished Mobile Tank

1000L Jacketed Pressure Vessel

25L Vacuum Mobile Tank

1500L Mobile Tank

Mobile vessel options:

  • Forklift truck & pallet truck brackets
  • Castor wheel arrangements, with FLT brackets
  • Cooling jackets
  • Steam, oil or electric heating jackets
  • Complete range of bases / discharge designs
  • 10-2500 litre mobile variants
  • Vacuum/pressure rated to 10 BarG
  • Range of finishes to 0.1 μm Ra
  • Change-pan mixers

Mobile Vessels FAQ’s

  • Greaves FlexiBatch system offers multiproduct manufacturers major advantages over traditional fixed vessel mixing:-
    • great flexibility in quickly switching between products.
    • increased control and flexibility in manufacturing batch size through use of multiple vessel sizes. This leads to a reduction in inventory and minimal waste – hence increased sustainability.
    • Rapid batch change and cleaning.
    • Improved access for easy planned maintenance with minimum disruption to production schedule.
    • Reduced mixing times, leading to greater productivity and lower cost.
    • Increased output from a reduced number of “change-pan” mixing stations, resulting in improved utilisation of equipment and space.
  • Vessel volumes range from 1L for laboratory “pots” to 3,000L
  • Larger vessels are technically achievable, but it is advisable to consider operational issues including:-
    • operator/ driver visibility
    • size of fork lift truck required to move the vessel between factory operations and departments
  • Yes, full vacuum mobile vessels are available from 1L to 2000L
  • Commonly, to remove any air entrained in the mixture caused by the addition of powders and/or high-speed mixing.
  • High viscosity mixtures can be particularly problematic as entrained air does not easily dissipate.
  • Vacuum can also be used to reduce operational issues in the addition of powders or liquids.
  • Addressing each of these factors by vacuum results in reduced cycle time
  • Options include :-
    • Carbon Steel
    • 304 & 316L stainless steel
    • 316 Ti stainless steel
  • Vessels can be supplied with jackets for :-
    • heating with water, oil or steam.
    • trace heating to maintain product temperature.
    • cooling using water or chilled oil.
    • cooling to very low temperatures using a glycol mix.
  • Spiral baffle
  • limpet coil
  • dimple jacket
  • electrical heating
  • Load cells are the most used method.
  • Radar systems and level sensors are alternative options for precise monitoring of volume and fill levels.
  • The shape of the vessel base is an important factor in determining the fluid flow and consequently the process efficiency when mixing, discharging, and cleaning.
  • The shape of the vessel’s base also affects its overall height.
  • A sloping base offers the possibility of a “sumped” side outlet, thereby reducing the overall height of the vessel.
  • Greaves can supply CIP cleaning systems as required.
  • Careful system design is crucial to ensure avoidance of traps, shadows and difficult edges which could compromise the effectiveness of cleaning.