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Pressure vessels, water tanks, gas containers and many other kinds of materials storage equipment require carefully designed tank heads and tank bodies to ensure safe storage of materials. Tank heads can be shaped in many ways by many processes. Stamping, die pressing, metal spinning and many other methods can be used to shape tank heads. Read More…

Tank Heads Tank heads are hemispherical, conic or other metal shapes that are specially made to be affixed to a tank, vessel or other containment object. Tank heads are essential to the effective and safe storage of materials within all kinds of containment systems.
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Minneapolis, MN  |  952-469-0678

J&E Companies prides itself on being a single-source solution for precision metal components, weldments, and metal spinners. Our expert team pays close attention to the details of all of our products to ensure the highest quality. Industries we serve include military, medical, and industrial equipment. J&E Companies is ISO 9001, and AS9100D certified.

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Cedar Falls, IA  |  800-728-1771

Kryton Engineered Metals is an ISO 9002-certified, full-service metal spinning company. We provide high-quality custom aluminum spinning assembly as well as ready-made products and components. We know the art of spinning metal and can offer creative solutions to spin your part to your specifications. The bulk of our production is automated ensuring consistency and faster turn-around time.

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Indianapolis, IN  |  800-432-8872

Here at G&G Metal Spinners, Inc. we work to make sure that you are receiving the top notch high quality parts that you need for your next project. We offer alloys up to 1 1/4 inch thick and 2 1/2 inch thick in Aluminum. With our cost effective methods and state of the art machinery, you can count on us for your large quantity or heavy gauged orders. Call us today for more information!

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Scottsboro, AL  |  866-256-7746

We are dedicated to making sure that our customers are getting exactly what they need when it comes to our products! We are dedicated to putting quality as our number one standard. We guarantee satisfaction with all of our products! We make sure that we deliver on time and that our customers can trust us. For more information on how we can help you, give us a call today!

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Wenzel Metal Spinning, Inc. $$$

Elyria, OH  |  440-323-8068

Elyria Metal Spinning and Fab. Co, Inc. combines experience with up-to-date, state-of-the-art equipment to produce the best in aluminum, steel, brass, copper and stainless steel spun components up to 48" in diameter. The job shop offers hand, automatic and CNC spinning as well as several preparatory and secondary operations, allowing us to meet and exceed customer expectations every time. Visit our website or call us today!

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Elyria Metal Spinning and Fab. Co, Inc. $$$
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Metal spinning, because it is a cold working process, can produce tank heads with excellent qualities of strength and durability as well as corrosion and chemical resistance. A cold working process is a metal working process performed at or near room temperature. Hot working processes are performed at or near a metal's recrystallization temperature in order to make the metal easier to form. A consequence of hot working processes is the high risk of metal oxidation and a reduction in the metal's strength. Because tank heads often are subject to intense pressure, manufacturers are more likely to choose shaping processes that are more likely to increase strength and durability. Metal spinning is one of those processes.

Many metal spinning shops exclusively create tank heads that are used in grain storage, chemical storage and other materials storage industries. The tank heads are used in conjunction with large tanks that store a wide variety of agricultural and chemical substances in many climates. Common shapes of tank heads include flanged only, dished only, flanged and dished, hemispherical, conic and high crown.

Heads can be made from many different alloys including alloy steels, aluminum, aluminum bronze, copper, nickel alloys, titanium, and more. Several details must be considered in advance of and during the creation of tank heads. In addition to the quantity and type of head needed, other factors such as bevel requirements or special tolerances should be noted. Specific dimensional information and material specifications for the tank head are also important to keep in mind.

Especially in the context of pressure vessels, a number of regulatory authorities, most notably the ASME, set guidelines relating to the strength, composition and dimensions of tank heads. These guidelines prevent system failures, which in applications involving high levels of pressurization or hazardous chemicals can be catastrophic.

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