Bulldog Steel Products has been serving the water supply industry since 1975. As a major manufacturer of hydropneumatic pressure tanks, filter vessels, welded steel ground storage tanks and welded steel standpipes we are centrally located with competitive prices throughout the United States. With over 40 years of experience, we perform every aspect of the process to the highest standards.
Pressure vessels are large strong tanks used to store fluids and gases at superior levels of pressure than the standard pressure of the atmosphere. These tanks are used in industries such as food and beverage, oil and fuel, plastic, pharmaceutical, mining operations, distillation and many more. Materials used by manufacturing companies to make these tanks must be strong and durable. Common materials used are stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, carbon alloy steel and other strong materials. Some tanks even contain a lining of a variety of metals or ceramics to help prevent any leaks from happening. Shaping of the tank will depend on the use and they can be made custom, however most are in a large cylindrical shape and mounted vertically. There are many different types of tanks to choose from that are made based on application and use. A few of those are autoclaves, grease kettles, process tanks, high pressure vessels, stainless steel vessels, vacuum tanks, water pressure tanks and expansion tanks.
I’ve always thought helium tanks resembled torpedoes. All that is missing is the fins at the end and the explosive innards. In a way, submarines are a kind of a giant pressure vessel. I’ve used a helium tank a couple times handing out balloons at the local farmers market. The pressure in the tank pushes the helium out and fills a balloon making some lucky child very happy. Of course, chances are their hopes and dreams are desecrated when the balloon escapes and ascends into the heavens.
Last month I attended a West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum meeting, and it was at the City of Grand Rapids Wastewater Treatment Plant. What initially sounded like a fairly dull outing, during the tour of the plant I found myself genuinely impressed and interested. It is quite a large operation, processing approximately fifty million gallons of wastewater a day. Process tanks are an integral part of the wastewater system, from primary to secondary treatments. Of course, process tanks are used in a myriad of industries, like energy processing, plastics, and pharmaceutical production.
Being winter– the season of stuffy noses and achy throats– one must take certain preventative measures towards not catching and/or spreading those pesky, mobile bugs; this includes a certain sensitivity and extra effort towards hygiene and cleanliness, such as hand sanitizers. Sanitation is, for obvious reason, especially vital in hospitals and doctors’ offices– places that contain a highly concentrated level of disease, viruses and individuals whose immune systems are especially vulnerable to such. For this reason, one can be certain to find autoclaves present in any proper institution of health. An autoclave is a kind of pressure vessel used to sterilize equipment. Its mechanism uses steam under high levels within an enclosure, in which the equipment is placed for cleaning. Compared to hot air, using steam to sterilize supplies takes only a percentage of the time at a significant lesser temperature. Typically, the highly concentrated steam used is set to about 121 degrees Celsius and, depending on the size of the equipment, the process can take up to roughly 20 minutes.
When industries need to store and/or transport large quantities of pressurized fluids, they don’t just get a pressure vessel— they get a pressure TANK. Pressure tanks are used by the chemical, food processing, pharmaceutical, oil and fuel industries and are used for a wide variety of applications.