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Your Wine Barrel Costs: Oak vs Stainless Steel [Infographic]

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Jan 25, 2017 8:22:57 AM


The true cost of a wine barrel goes far beyond its price tag.  Other factors that go into the total cost of ownership are lifespan of the barrel, loss of wine due to evaporation, and labor needs.  Our infographic will help you understand the impact wine barrels have on your bottom line long term and our Winter Shipping Offer will put money back in your pocket now.

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Topics: Wine Barrels

How Does Wine Get Its Flavor - INFOGRAPHIC

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Jan 25, 2017 8:21:14 AM


Every wine has a unique flavor that is reflected in the intricate melding of the grape, the land and the journey to the bottle.  A vintner has a great deal of influence over the flavor nuances throughout the winemaking process and can manipulate each stage to change the final outcome.  Details  like sweetness, mouthfeel, alcohol content, and intensity are all within the winemaker's control.  

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Topics: Wine Barrels

Six Basic Steps to Improve Milk Quality [Infographic]

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Jan 11, 2017 11:43:03 AM


It might seem like old hat for some farmers to take these steps to keep the milk clean, but according to the CDC and various extension offices, contaminated milk is typically caused by one of three factors:

  1. Poor Hygiene for Animals or Barn
  2. Animal Disease
  3. Pest Problems
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How-To Convert A Crude Tanker Trailer for Ethanol and Petroleum-Based Fuels

Posted by Christine Daues on Nov 4, 2016 7:57:37 AM


With ethanol production continuing to rise and crude oil production limited, there is a glut of crude tank trailers in the market and that means an opportunity for ethanol and petroleum-based fuel producers. 

Typically ethanol producers have used petroleum trailers to haul ethanol because it automatically comes with that overfill protection system required at the racks. But that standard comes with a hefty price tag and now you can have the same system by retrofitting a crude tank trailer at a much lower cost.

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Why is My Heat Transfer Leaking?

Posted by Joe Mitchell on Nov 1, 2016 4:30:57 PM


When heat transfer leaks you can risk contamination in your whole system.  There are typically four main reasons a leak could occur: water hammering, stress corrosion cracking, over pressurizing, and lack of supports.

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Topics: Tank Repair, Heat Transfer

Top 4 Causes of Implosions in Tanks

Posted by Joe Mitchell on Oct 24, 2016 4:33:41 PM

An imploded tank means down time for your business.  Learn these critical mistakes and how to avoid them to save you time and money.

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Topics: Tank Repair

Top 4 Questions about Leaky Horizontal Agitators

Posted by Joe Mitchell on Oct 17, 2016 4:40:57 PM


Leaky horizontal agitators are a very common occurrence, you’re not the only one with questions…

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Topics: Tank Repair

Tank Surface Damage: Pitting, Corrosion, and Deformation

Posted by Joe Mitchell on Oct 17, 2016 3:14:51 PM


Surface damage on a tank be unsightly, but more importantly, it can stop your equipment from operating at its best.  Understanding the types of surface damage can help you control them better. Here is an overview of the 3 most common types:

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Topics: Tank Repair

4 Amazing Field Operation Case Studies

Posted by Joe Mitchell on Oct 17, 2016 2:26:45 PM


Since 1998 Paul Mueller Company's Field Operations, Inc. has completed many tank installation and repair jobs. But beyond that we have provided complete construction services for a full solution.  The following projects showcase our complete offerings in conceptual design, engineering, onsite labor, process piping, modular installation, erection, and project and safety management.

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Topics: Tank Repair, Field Fabrication

Safety First - Minimizing Risk in the Field

Posted by Joe Mitchell on Oct 17, 2016 2:15:14 PM

Zero accidents since May 2014.  That's the safety record that has helped Paul Mueller Company's Field Operations Team become a preferred supplier in the industry.

The most amazing part of that statistic is our Field Operations achieved this accident-free period while performing many difficult jobs across the country which forced us into challenging situations with space restrictions and many potential hazards.  

So how do we do it?

The team minimizes risks by carefully assessing situations prior to starting work on a job and takes note of impending challenges.  We plan for safe job execution by adjusting repair techniques to the different work environments such as using a top-down tank construction technique, instead of conventional tank construction.

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Topics: Tank Repair, Safety

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About Paul Mueller Company Academy:

Teaching and sharing ideas has long been part of the rich heritage at Paul Mueller Company.  We have almost a century of quality craftsmanship guiding the way we apply new learnings. Paul Mueller Company Academy is a collection point for those learnings, so we can collaborate and grow more successful together. You will find articles, blogs, guides, infographics and more dedicated to furthering knowledge for all, in the world of stainless steel processing equipment solutions. 

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