Milk is a staple in our culture. It is the base for a food group in our healthy eating pyramid and what keeps our bones strong and firm as we grow older. Milk is also the most stylish mustache around. As a central part of our diets, how milk is transported and kept before it reaches the grocery store is important. An item that is found in nearly every refrigerator needs a cooling and storage process that will be sanitary and keep it drinkable as long as possible. Dairy tanks are a type of stainless steel tanks developed specifically to meet all the safety needs required of keeping and transporting milk from cow to carton.
Stainless steel storage tanks are preferred over other material storage tanks because of the many traits of stainless steel. This metal is resistant to absorption of any chemical or bacterial substance, which also means it does not rust and is also easy to clean. In addition it is very durable and therefore lasts a long time, making is the most cost-effective option for dairy tanks as well as any other tank dealing with food or beverages processing. Because milk is consumed at such high rates and can make people very sick when it goes bad, inspections of dairy tanks are taken very seriously. That is why stainless steel is the best choice; it is the highest quality material around.
Dairy tanks vary a bit in size in shape, although in general they are very large and cylindrical. Often sterile tubes attached to the milking machines attached to cows transport the milk straight into the dairy tank, where a heat exchanger chills the milk safely and quickly. Sometimes these tanks need to be portable and other times they are stationary, depending on the size and arrangement of the milk processing company and their buildings.