Storage Tanks & Vessels

High Volume Storage Vessels & Blending Tanks

Bulk storage tanks are used in many industries that require safe storage of large volumes of raw materials, intermediates and finished products.

Often the temperature, pressure and equalisation of the substances contained within these vessels is crucial to maintain material durability, hygiene, safety and quality.
Agitator systems are typically used to
ensure these conditions are achieved.

10,000L Part Jacketed Vessel

60,000L Storage Vessel

15,000L Let-Down Tank (Paints & Coatings)

35,000L Blending Tank

Configure to your requirements:

  • Capacities 500-80,000 litres
  • Heating and cooling systems with insulation and cladding
  • Mass/volumetric weighing systems
  • Double skins for high risk products
  • Lids and base options; conical, dished, flat, sloping, torispherical
  • Top and side mounted agitator options for blending, maintaining suspension and equalisation
  • High polish hygienic finishes

Storage Vessels & Blending Tanks FAQ’s

  • Vessel volumes range from 1L for laboratory “pots” to 80,000L for large storage applications.
  • Maximum viable volume may be dependent on site specific factors:-
    • Vulnerability to extreme climate conditions/ seismic activity.
    • Ventilation requirements (product dependent)
    • Product stability
    • Filling and discharging processes
  • 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.
  • Steel vessels are superior to GRP and plastic in several aspects:-
    • capable of handling greater mixer loads
    • longer service life
    • long term asset value i.e. retains indefinite saleable value
  • Hidden cost of GRP and plastic vessels
    • Need to be inspected regularly for signs of deterioration.
    • Comparatively short useable life
    • Associated cost of replacement and environmental impact of disposal at end of life.
  • Load cells are the most used method.
  • Radar systems and level sensors are alternative options for precise monitoring of volume and fill levels.
    • A risk assessment should be carried out to evaluate the likelihood and impacts of leaks or failures. This will determine whether bunding is required.
    • 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.
    • 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