For typical applications such as heating and dispensing glue, adhesive, wax, pitch, tar, and plastisol, heating tanks are typically constructed from carbon steel. While cost effective, carbon steel surfaces are porous, and therefore reactive. As a result, with applications where contamination may be an issue, heated stainless steel processing tanks are recommended.
Advantages of Heated Stainless Steel Processing Tanks
Sta-Warm’s heated stainless steel processing tanks are an ideal choice for the food, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. Fabricated from 304 or 316 stainless steel, these heated stainless steel processing tanks come with a 120 grit, high polish dairy finish. The result is a heated process tank with an inner surface that is non-reactive, non-porous, and corrosion resistant.
Heated stainless steel processing tanks can be washed down with anti-bacterial agents, creating a sanitary surface that will not contaminate the next batch of material. Heated stainless steel tanks from Sta-Warm can maintain an entire batch of material at constant temperature, plus or minus two degrees, for over 8 hours, which means that each batch will be free of scorching and burning. Variable speed agitation, sanitary outlets fitted with sanitary ball valves typically complete Sta-Warm heated stainless steel processing tanks.
Applications for Heated Stainless Steel Process Tanks
Heated stainless steel process tanks manufactured by Sta-Warm are ideal for processing paraffin, animal fats, hydrogenated oils, or any situation where solids and liquids are combined and blended at room temperature, with heat subsequently applied to melt the solids.
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If your current heated processing tank is losing production time due to lengthy shut- downs for cleaning, or if contaminated batches are an issue, contact us today to see how a heated stainless steel processing tank from Sta-Warm can help.