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Tanks and Vessels

At Dodman, we design, manufacture and install tanks and vessels for storage, cooking and cooling and many other process applications. We specialise in hygienic tanks and vessels which are suitable for the food and pharmaceutical industries.

Our tanks and vessels include:

  • Storage Tanks
  • Cooking/Cooling vessels/kettles
  • Pharmaceutical process and storage vessels
  • Mobile transfer vessels
  • Mixing and Blending vessels
  • Horizontal & vertical vessels
  • Multi-compartmental pressure vessels
  • Pressure vessels

Complete skid mounted systems can be supplied to integrate vessels, pumps, heat exchanges and associated valves and instrumentation in a fully piped solution. Skids can be fully prepared and tested before delivery, reducing downtime and disruption.

Dodman has more than 25 years of experience manufacturing high-quality tanks and vessels for the food and pharmaceutical industry. Dodman has earnt an enviable reputation for delivering excellent equipment to many blue-chip and smaller companies.

Our experienced design engineers provide comprehensive site surveys and detailed layouts to ensure vessels integrate correctly with existing processes. Each tank is designed to meet your specific requirements. Our engineers use the latest 3D computer-aided design (CAD) and finite element analysis (FEA) software to ensure the most appropriate design. Compliance with pressure vessel standards (PD 5500) and ATEX requirements are available on request. A design risk assessment is carried out for all tanks and vessels to ensure full compliance with current legislative requirements.

Vessels designed for handling bulk solids require particular care to ensure the vessels discharge reliably. Material characterisation can be carried out to ensure mass flow can be achieved. In cases where headroom is limited or the need to feed downstream processes, discharge aids can be employed.

For larger projects, a project manager will coordinate all aspects of the project ensuring that the project achieves all agreed deliverables, on time and with minimum disruption to your day to day activities.

Tanks and vessels can be supplied standalone or with integrated support structures and access platforms. Vessels are often supplied fully equipped with all necessary instrumentation such as level and pressure control and measurement. Flow control valves for measured feed and reliable discharge. Specialist applications may include mixing, thermal insulation, heating and lagging as required.

We have the experience to design vessels for hazardous environments and explosive atmospheres (ATEX) requiring explosion prevention and protection systems.

Most tanks and vessels we manufacture are in stainless steel where we offer segregated manufacturing facilities. Stainless steel grades 304 or 316 are generally used, however other grades of steel can be offered if required. Our coded welders provide a high standard of workmanship using TIG and orbital welding.

Certification includes:

  • Material certification
  • Weld maps
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Pressure testing
  • Notified Body third party approval

Dodman can offer a range of weld and material finishes to suit site standards and process requirements. All tanks and vessels are cleaned and sealed before delivery.

Installation of tanks and vessels is carried out by our own team of experienced installation engineers. All work is carefully planned and coordinated on site to ensure a high standard of workmanship and safety. For larger projects, Dodman can undertake full Construction and Design Management (CDM) responsibility.

Following installation, Dodman offers a range of support services, providing spares, maintenance and repairs to ensure your equipment remains in optimal condition.

Dodman offers a complete solution for your tank of vessel application from initial concept, manufacture, installation and maintenance support. Please contact us for further information of any of the services summarised above.

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