Stainless Steel Mixing Tanks

Heating or cooling your stainless steel mixing tank can be a constant struggle. A stainless tank can require ASME certification at certain temperatures and pressures. If heating dead spots must be eliminated in any of your stainless steel mixing tanks, Mixer Direct's manufacturing includes an innovative bottom dimple jacket that does just that with still one inlet and outlet on the stainless tank. Our fiberglass insulation and stainless sheathing insure a spectacular finish and increased safety. Another challenge in stainless steel mixing tanks is applying the correct surface finish. Mixer Direct can work with you to find the right finish for your application. We can achieve something as precise as a single digit Ra finish with passivation and electropolish, to something as cost effective as a 2B mill finish and anything in between on stainless steel mixing tanks. Achieving the right surface finish is crucial to limit bacterial growth in biological applications and cleaning time in all stainless tank applications. Call us at (812) 202-4047, contact us through the website, or check out our stainless steel mixing tank designer and we'll get back with you in the same business day.

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Stainless Tank Info

Whether you're employed in the food and beverage industry, process oil and gas or work with cosmetics, having a great stainless tank for liquid processing is essential for daily mixing functions. Fortunately, we offer many stainless steel mixing tanks in a variety of capacity options to handle your small- or large-volume operations. Because there are dozens of stainless steel tanks available, you might feel overwhelmed when looking for the right one for your business. Don't fret — we're here to help. Below, we've listed some common stainless steel mixing tank questions and answers. If you still need assistance, please reach out to us directly.

What's the Difference Between 304 and 316 Stainless Steel Mixing Tanks?

304 and 316 stainless steel mixing tanks (abbreviated 304SS and 316SS) both offer tremendous mixing performance for all types of liquid processing. However, some industries may benefit from choosing one stainless steel mixing tank over another. For example, 304SS tanks are cheaper but don't offer as much heat resistance as 316SS tanks, which are also highly resistant to chlorine, acids and other chemicals. Therefore, it may be best to choose a 316 stainless steel tank if you work in the chemical industry, and utilize a 304SS tank for less intense applications.

Which Stainless Steel Tank Impeller Should I Use?

When you use a stainless steel tank for liquid processing, you're going to need a heavy-duty mixer and impeller to go with it. Our impellers come in low-, medium- and high-shear options. As the names suggest, each set of blades is designed for a specific level of dispersion; high-shear impellers rapidly create smaller particles, and low-shear blades slowly churn the liquid to consistently stay smooth. That means you should use low shear impellers for applications that involve the mixing of a low viscosity material, and you should use high shear equipment to achieve the dispersion of liquid powders.

Do You Offer Custom Stainless Steel Mixing Tanks?

We do! If you haven't found a stainless steel mixing tank that works for your operations, please feel free to contact us and request a quote. We'll look at your design and discuss possible options for creating the perfect tank for you.

Get Your Hands on a Stainless Steel Mixing Tank Today

At Mixer Direct, we have the specialized knowledge needed for you to purchase your very own stainless steel mixing tank without buyer's remorse. Our team will inform you of any potential pitfalls to help you avoid making the wrong purchase because you didn't have enough information about stainless tanks.

If you are interested in getting a stainless steel tank for mixing that offers tremendous efficiency and performance, order now or call us toll-free at (812) 200-0902.