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Sunday, 16 October 2011

Pharmaceutical/Hygienic Pressure Vessels

Custom Vessels


Portable Pressure Vessels

Custom designed specifically for your application, APC pharmaceutical/ hygienic portable pressure vessels are available in 9", 12", 18" or 24" diameters, with a total volume range of from 3.8 to 142.1 liters (1 to 37.4 gallons).
Pressure Rated for full vacuum, every APC pharmaceutical/hygienic portable pressure vessels and process vessel meets the ASME "U" or "UM" Code Section VIII, Division 1. The maximum allowable working pressure of each vessel varies depending on the vessel's diameter.
Construction Materials Your APC pharmaceutical/hygienic portable pressure vessel can be constructed from a variety of materials, including:
  • Type 304L, 316L or 317L low-carbon-grade stainless steel
  • Type 304, 316 or 317 stainless steel
  • Higher alloys such as Hastelloy, Monel or Duplex
For most applications, Type 316L low-carbon stainless steel is the material of choice in the product contact area. Low-carbon stainless steel eliminates sensitization or carbide precipitation in the vessel's weld areas, and it reduces the formation of chromium carbide, which can deplete chromium from the weld areas and expose them to corrosion. A stainless steel rich in chromium provides maximum passivity.
We can assist you in selecting the appropriate material for your particular vessel and application.
Fittings & Accessories APC vessels can be equipped with virtually any fitting or accessory your application or process requires, including:
  • Mixers
  • Sight glasses
  • Level gauges
  • Manways
  • Sanitary pressure relief valves and gauges, and more
Vessel fittings are sanitary-clamp type or equivalent in order to CIP or SIP, with the length-to-diameter ratio of each fitting not exceeding 2.0 whenever feasible. All fittings and accessories are located in positions that enhance vessel cleanability and sterility.