Compound tanks are a great choice for efficient use of winery space, blending and storage of smaller lots of wine or olive oil.
This type of tank is provided with an intermediate base which divides the tank into two equal chambers. They are suitable for customers with smaller quantities of different wines who want to use available space efficiently. The intermediate base can be displaced in order to obtain different volumes of separate chambers according to requirements. The tanks are made of type “1.4301 BA (AISI 304 – V2A)” stainless steel and the cover and the intermediate bottom of type “1.4404 2B (AISI 316 – V4A).” Optionally tanks are manufactured of three or four chambers. The maximum chamber height should not be less than 700 mm.
According to the customer’s wishes the chambers are equipped with cooling plates or cooling jackets, various man-way and valve options. Also these tanks can be constructed with a open top fermentor on the top to allow gravity wine transfer from the top fermentor to the tank below. With the top tank fitted with a 10% or more inclined bottom and a sliding man-way door the pumice then can be dumped into the top of a press.
Note: The table below are the most popular volumes for your reference. The rows that are colored denote cells of equal diamenter that can be combined together. Otherwise, cells have to be made of equal volumes.
|1,000 to 10,000 LITER COMPOUND TANKS|
|Article Nr.||Content Lt||D mm||H1 mm||H2 mm||Z mm *||M mm||L mm||F mm|
* The “Z” dimension is the total height of the tank for a tank made up of two tanks with the total volume as shown in the “Content” column.