Customers have different needs and goals in mind when it comes to selecting and installing process equipment such as Ellis tank systems. All Ellis tanks are customizable in diameter, length, width, and height. Typical applications include: chemical conditioning, settling and decanting, overflow storage, head pressure build-up, batch discharge operations and more.
In designing a tank, Ellis engineers will work closely with customers to incorporate the best materials of construction and available features. This will minimize costs while optimizing process performance.
Materials of Construction
Ellis tanks are available in A-36 carbon steel, 304 stainless steel (SS), 316 SS, fiberglass, and high durability polyurethane plastics. Custom housings and retrofits are available upon request.
Tank liners and internal wear protection are also available. These can minimize the adverse effects often associated with corrosive and/or abrasive materials handling.
All tanks can be furnished with or without covers. Volatile organic compound (VOC) containment covers are also available. Covers can be sliding, hinged, or anchor bolted in order to best accommodate maintenance and site spacing concerns.
Many clients choose to locate tanks in an outdoor location. While this is perfectly acceptable it can be problematic in particularly colder Northern climates. Even in warmer climates where freeze-thaw is not common it is never a bad idea to prevent issues with the addition of internal heating systems and/or an insulated tank liner.
Intake & Discharge Pumping
Pumping systems for all tanks are available. Ellis will furnish the ideal pump suitable for the liquid (centrifugal, progressive cavity, etc.).
Maintaining suspension in liquids can be vital for further treatment and/or proper conditioning. Tanks can be equipped with either recirculating pumps or paddle mixing systems. Mixing systems can also be incorporated with variable frequency drive (VFD) controls for adjustment of mixing speeds.
Tanks are readily equipped with most monitoring controls. Liquid level, flow (throughput), temperature, and pH controls are standard available options. VFD drives can also be incorporated to adjust the speed for control systems such as pumps and mixers. Explosion proof controls are also available for all tank storage systems. Please contact an Ellis sales representative for any custom control requests.
Maintenance & Inspection Hatches
Hatches are available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes to best satisfy the maintenance and inspection needs of clients. Hatches can be installed in any non-structural portion of the tank. Discharge ports for periodic material sampling can also be incorporated into any design.
OSHA Safety Guards & Catwalks
Access for inspection of large tanks is a common requirement for systems. Ellis has designed and installed hundreds of ladders and catwalk configurations to best satisfy customer safety and maintenance needs.