how to choose a stainless steel mixing tank

How to Choose a Stainless Steel Mixing Tank

If you are looking for a device that can mix different liquids or materials in large quantities, you might want to consider a stainless steel mixing tank. A stainless steel mixing tank is a type of industrial equipment that is used in various industries, such as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and chemical processing. A stainless steel mixing tank has many benefits over other types of tanks, such as glass or plastic tanks. It is durable, corrosion-resistant, easy to clean, and can withstand high temperatures and pressures. However, not all stainless steel mixing tanks are the same. There are different factors that you need to consider when choosing a stainless steel mixing tank for your specific application. Here are some of them:

mixing tank with control panel
large stainless steel mixing tank
  • Volume: The volume of the tank determines how much liquid or material you can mix at one time. You need to choose a tank that has enough capacity for your production needs, but not too large that it wastes space and energy. The volume of the tank can range from tens of gallons to hundreds of barrels depending on the manufacturer. If you need a custom-made tank with a specific volume, you can contact Plygen Industries, a leading supplier of stainless steel process equipment for various industries.
  • Shape: The shape of the tank affects the mixing performance and the ease of cleaning. There are different shapes of tanks available, such as vertical, horizontal, torispherical, slant bottom, cone bottom, and dish bottom. The shape of the tank should match the type of impeller and the flow pattern that you need for your mixing process. You can learn more about the different types of impellers and flow patterns in the knowledge center of Plygen Industries’ website.
  • Jacket: A jacket is a layer of material that surrounds the tank and allows heating or cooling of the contents. A jacket can be either single-wall or double-wall, and can use steam, water, oil, or other fluids as the heating or cooling medium. A jacket can improve the temperature control and the heat transfer efficiency of the tank.
  • Agitation: Agitation is the movement of the contents inside the tank to achieve a uniform mixture. Agitation can be achieved by using an impeller, a propeller, a turbine, a paddle, an anchor, a frame, a screw conveyor or other devices that are attached to a shaft and driven by a motor. The type and speed of agitation depend on the viscosity, density, and rheology of the materials being mixed. If you need a tank with agitation, you can choose from the various options offered by Plygen Industries, such as mixing tanks, homogenizer and emulsifying mixer tanks, reactor tanks, bioreactors and biotechnology fermenters etc.
  • Accessories: Accessories are additional features that enhance the functionality and safety of the tank. Some common accessories are aseptic air filter, thermometer, pH meter, pressure gauge, steam sterilization hole, sight glass (es), sanitary manhole, liquid in-outlet, CIP spray ball, liquidometer and liquid level control system. You need to choose the accessories that suit your specific requirements and standards.
  • Cost: The cost of the tank depends on the size, shape, material, design, quality, and features of the tank. You need to compare different options and find the best value for your money. You also need to consider the maintenance and operation costs of the tank over its lifespan.

Choosing a stainless steel mixing tank is not an easy task. You need to do some research and consult with experts before making a decision. A stainless steel mixing tank can be a great investment for your business if you choose wisely. If you need any help or advice on choosing a stainless steel mixing tank, Contact us for your equipment need. With industrial-leading short lead time, we can quickly deliver your order to help you jump-start your project.