Sanitary stainless steel tanks can be used to store many different substances, including chemicals, food, water, and other bulk materials.

Stainless steel is a frequently used material of construction due to its inherent flexibility and relative ease of use. Stainless steel is also prized for its corrosion resistance and ability to resist extreme temperatures. These unique features make stainless an ideal option for sensitive material storage, in particular.

Several industries — a few of which are listed below — rely heavily on stainless steel tanks to store critical substances and materials.

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Food and Beverage
  • Dairy
  • Brewery
  • Cosmetics Manufacturing

Stainless Steel Tanks Capabilities and Specifications

A number of industrial tanks are constructed in a drum-like or cylindrical shape, with thin walls made of stainless steel. In addition to the benefits listed above, stainless steel is typically very easy to clean — one of the most important criteria in the food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries. At Highland Equipment, we also offer rectangular tanks.

Our expert team can equip stainless steel tanks with heat transfer capabilities even if the containers at hand are atmospheric. We can also equip tanks with mixing components; we offer mixers in a range of sizes, large to small, to meet specific application needs.

When working with atmospheric tanks, clients can choose between dished tops and bottoms, and/or flat tops and bottoms, and/or conical tops and bottoms.

It’s possible to have various permutations and combinations (e.g., conical top and dished bottom), allowing for great flexibility.

The exact specifications for each stainless steel tank will depend on the specific application and industry; the product to be stored, how it must be handled, how often the tank must be cleaned, and a range of other key factors will all help in determining tank specifications and features.

Highland’s Services and Capabilities


Highland Equipment can offer end-to-end project management, from equipment design and manufacturing to system integration, installation, and ongoing technical support. Our team works closely with customers to develop cost-effective solutions that can meet even the most challenging application-specific requirements, and all equipment is designed to comply with relevant codes and standards.

Our cutting-edge fabrication shop is outfitted for the shearing, sawing, bending, cutting, forming, and machining of stainless steel coil, sheet, plate, tubing, and bar stock. We operate a state-of-the-art welding department, offering high-quality orbital welding services. Our team of welders have years of experience meeting the most stringent criteria for weld penetration and creating smooth I.D. and O.D. welds with accurate joint fit-up.

Comprehensive quality control is practiced throughout all phases of fabrication, and our team performs thorough weld inspection to ensure joints are flawless. Plus, our professional field crews are experienced in all aspects of the assembly and erection of piping systems in accordance with ASME codes and standards.

As a fabrication shop, Highland Equipment is ASME Section VIII Division 1 certified and National Board “U” Stamp registered. We also comply with CSA B51 and U.S. Dairy 3A. As a recognized leader in sanitary fabrication, our team is proud to have completed thousands of installations across North America and beyond.

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Contact us to learn more about Highland Equipment’s custom sanitary process equipment fabrication capabilities, or to schedule a consultation regarding your unique stainless steel tank needs. We’re on hand to answer any questions you may have.