What kind of tanks do you make?
Our main business line is custom designed ASME code pressure vessels. We carry the “U” stamp manufacturing to Section VIII Div1. We have a lot of experience in custom designed welded and machined fabrications. We can also do anything that is not code stamped. If it’s fabricated from metal we can build it. We call this work “non-code”. We DO NOT fabricate LP tanks, gas tanks, septic tanks, fiberglass tanks, plastic tanks or mass produced air compressor tanks.
Do you make the end caps?
No, we do not make the end caps or tank heads. We purchase them from suppliers that specialize in forming tank heads. The forming of tank heads is an art all its own. Each pair of heads is custom made to the size you order and can take anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks to arrive. Smaller size heads of standard size, shape and thickness are kept in stock at the head supplier’s warehouse for immediate shipment.
Do you stock any tanks?
No, we do not stock tanks of any size for immediate purchase. We are a custom designed tank shop that specializes in built to order from exact specifications.
Do you have a standard drawing you can send me?
No, we do not have a standard drawing. Since we do not have standard tanks that we frequently build we do not have a standard drawing. We have spec sheet that you can download and fill out to send to us so we can quote your specific needs.
Can you repair a tank?
Yes, we can repair your existing tank. Whether it is an ASME code tank or just a standard “non-code” tank we can repair it. We carry the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors “R” stamp for doing certified repairs on pressure vessels. All tanks shipped to us for repairs must go through an aggressive wash down and clean cycle. Documentation of the wash down must be supplied with the tank. MSDS from service must also be supplied with the tank.
What are your business hours?
OFFICE hours are from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Fridays. Office phones may be answered between 7:00am and 5:00 pm. FABRICATION plant is open Monday through Thursday 6:00 am to 4:30 pm. Fridays are reserved for overtime.
Do you have a quality program?
Yes, we work to ASME code inspection requirements, specific customer requirements and to our own rigorous demands for quality. All jobs that leave here are final inspected for accuracy in meeting the print requirements before a hydrotest is done.
Do you do non destructive testing, NDE?
Yes and No. We do in house dye checking (PT) to ASME standards. We also bring in certified X-ray (RT) contractors to take “shots” on almost every vessel we produce. On occasion we subcontract for ultrasonic (UT) and magnetic particle (MT) inspection of welds when specified.
Do you hydrotest every tank? Every tank that is designed for pressure or liquid storage is tested. Those vessels either get a full of water (FOW) test or a pressurized test at 1.3x the design pressure. We use city supplied water that is tested every 6 months for ppm of chlorides.