Wessels’ offers a full line of specialty tanks for specific applications.
Blowdown Tanks (ASME)
Wessels’ Blowdown tanks are manufactured to ASME Section VIII, Div. 1 standards. Designed to 125 psi. The function of a blowdown tank is to allow undesirable discharge from the boiler to be discharged directly out of the system. The vessels are manufactured in over 40 sizes based on inlet/outlet and venting design requirements. The vessels are engineered for steam systems from 20 to 800 psi., and pressure ratings to 300 psig.
Chemical Pot Feeders (ASME / Non-ASME)
Wessels by-pass chemical feed tanks are designed for reliable induction of chemical treatment into a closed loop system. Typically used in hydronic and process piping systems. The tank shall incorporate a chemical fill basin with a minimum dimension of 6” to help facilitate complete introduction of required solutions.
Chilled Water Buffer Tanks
Chilled Water Buffer Tanks (CBT) are designed for chilled water systems with insufficient water volume capacity, in relation to the chiller capacity. Relatively low water volume systems require additional “buffer” capacity for the system to eliminate problems such as excessive chiller cycling, poor temperature control, and erratic system operation.
Centrifugal Solids Separator
Wessels CFS-Series Centrifugal Solids Separators are designed for in-line or slip-stream low flow filtration of entrained solids from a liquid system. This filterless separator achieves the removal of 50 micron and larger solids through centrifugal force and friction. Fluid enters the separator at a tangent and creates a vortex within the unit.
Epoxy Lined Storage Tanks
Epoxy-lined storage tanks are epoxy lined carbon steel vessels. They are designed for commercial and industrial systems that require internal protection more robust than traditional fabricated plain steel designs. The tanks are designed to store water for a potable water or water heating system.
Flash Tanks (ASME)
Wessels’ flash tanks are manufactured to ASME Section VIII, Div. 1 standards. Designed to 125 psi. The function of a flash tank is to allow high-pressure condensate to flash and a reduced pressure steam. This reduced pressure steam is then used to supply heat to a “low” pressure supply main.
Glass Lined Storage Tanks (ASME / Non-ASME)
Wessels’ engineers have created special epitaxial glass crystal, up to 1,000 gallons, combining alkaline borosilicate and cobalt ferrite, resulting in a long-lasting glass coating, fused to the steel tank wall at 1600°F. This Wesglas® represents industry’s leading means of protecting vessel walls against corrosion.
Hot Water Buffer Tanks
Wessels ASME Hot Water Buffer Tanks (HBT) are designed for use with today’s high efficiency systems that incorporate small, modular low-mass boilers. A properly sized Wessels hot water buffer tank adds necessary thermal mass to the system to dampen fast transitions and minimize boiler cycling that occurs during zero or low domestic load conditions.
Stainless Steel Tanks
Stainless steel tanks and air separators are used mostly for commercial and industrial systems that require the highest quality materials, construction and protection from corrosion and noise. Wessels stainless steel tanks are often referred to as severe service or the SS Series.