Apache has provided vessels to the ethanol and biofuel industries since 1975. Our 150,000 sq. ft. facilities, fabrication equipment and large tank fabrication and technical team all support this industry.
Apache serves the biofuel industry with many types of specialized tanks, including: distillation columns, evaporators, ASME vessels, API-650 Vessels, clad vessels, custom mix tanks and storage tanks. Apache’s facility is fully equipped with machines and processes for shearing, forming, welding, rolling and in-house head making.
We also offer in-house finishing capabilities, including automated mechanical polishing, electro-polishing and passivation.
We have a dedicated quality assurance department and we provide ASME board certified designs, fabrication and installation.
Apache Tanks Brochure
In Apache's Beaver Dam facility, we work with 300 grade stainless materials, predominantly 304/L and 316/L. We also work with high alloy materials such as AL6XN, duplex 2304, 2205 and 2507, Inconel and Hastelloy.
NB/ASME U Certificate for Beaver Dam, WI
NB/ASME UM Certificate for Beaver Dam, WI
CE Marking Permission for Beaver Dam, WI
R Repair Certificate National Board of Boiler & Pressure Vessel Inspectors, Beaver Dam, WI
SELO License for Beaver Dam, WI
Dimple jacket, half-pipe, conventional jacket, electrical heat tracing.
We can fabricate Heads, anywhere from 30” (2’6”) to 192” (16’) Diameter, with the thickness being 12 ga. to ¾” Stainless and up to 7/8” Carbon.
ASME F&D, F&D, Shallow F&D, Flat, Cone, Sloped, Hemi, Elliptical
Liquid Dye Pentrant testing, hydrostatic testing, sprayball Riboflavin testing, pharmaceuticial drain testing, surface finish testing, PMI (Positive Material Identification), and radiography (at an additional cost).
Depending on the application, we provide ANSI B16.5 150#, 300#, etc. RFWN, RFSO and Lap Joint flanges, studding outlet (pad) flanges for standard ASME applications. For sanitary applications we also provide tri-clamp ferrules, tank bottom diaphragm valves such as ASEPCO, GEMU, PBM, NOVASEPTIC, etc.
Mill, 2B, No. 4, No. 4A, Bead Blast, Passivation, Pickle Passivation and electropolishing
The weight limitation is dependent on the tank/vessel configuration, typically we want to keep the vessel below 70,000 lbs. We have built tanks weighing 250,000 lbs., but special consideration with outside riggers was required.
15 ft. diameter is the maximum typically.
Ball valves, diaphragm valves and gate valves. Some offer manual or pneumatic actuation options.
A project engineer will coordinate communications, schedules and questions. There will also be a technical specialist that works on your project.
ASME Code is generally required on tanks above 15 psig or vacuum applications.
Mineral wool in various densities and foam glass. We can take a look at other insulation requirements that you may have.
A wetted surface is a product contact surface or interior surface. It includes area in nozzles up to the gaskets.
Hydro, Riboflavin, dye penetrant, saline, drain ability, radiography, agitation run testing
On larger projects, updates to the schedule are communicated upon drawing approval submission, then once per month, after project changes or per customer requirements.
We work with leading agitator manufacturers and we also have made custom agitators for special applications.
Use tri-clamp connections for sanitary and quick connection applications.