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Stress Corrosion Cracking in a Brewery

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Mar 15, 2017 9:13:10 AM

 

 

 

Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) can slowly destroy your brewery equipment without warning.  Your tanks are the core of your brewery, so it is important to understand what SCC is, what causes it, and what to do when your tanks suffer from this type of damage.

 

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Topics: Brewery Equipment, Tank Repair

4 Ways Kegs Are Losing You Money

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Mar 8, 2017 4:56:32 PM

 

Kegs have been the beer storage and serving standard for a very long time. At first, kegs were more convenient than their previous counterparts, wooden casks. But for the last 50 years kegs have remain unchanged and might be starting down the road of obsolescence. Here are a few ways kegs could be costing you money.

 

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Topics: Brewery Equipment

[Video] How to Fit and Trim Dimple to a Tank Head

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Mar 8, 2017 12:10:00 PM

2 minute read or watch

With multiple dimple sheets that need to be tacked and fit to the same tank head it can be difficult to get them to line up properly. Today, Jeremy is going to show you how to fit and trim dimple coil to a tank head.

There are a couple challenges you might face when trimming and fitting dimple sheets to a tank head.

  • Challenge 1: The dimple doesn't lay down flat against the tank head.
  • Challenge 2: It can be difficult to trim the dimple sheets to fit together correctly.

Here's how to overcome these two challenges:

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Topics: Tank Heads, Heat Transfer, Tank Components

Building An Outdoor Unitank

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Mar 7, 2017 3:59:06 PM

 

A very large, global brewer approached Paul Mueller Company in 2016 with the request for a Unitank that was ASME Code stamped AND 55-feet high.  A huge challenge, but we were up for it!

 

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Topics: Brewery Equipment

What Is Stainless Steel and Why Do We Use It?

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Mar 7, 2017 7:30:00 AM

5 minute read

Stainless Steel has been around for a little over a century now, which is not that long in the grand scheme of things. And yet, despite its recent invention, stainless steel products are so common that many take them for granted.

From cutlery to artwork, stainless steel has revolutionized the modern world. But what is stainless steel? Why is it so useful? The answer to those questions lies in the chemical elements that compose stainless steel alloys.

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Topics: Stainless Steel

3 Qualities of a Trusted Tank Components Partner

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Mar 7, 2017 7:30:00 AM

1.5 minute read

Every business struggles or thrives based on how well it does at one thing: making an impact. Whether that impact is felt by society, customers, employees, or shareholders it takes energy and passion to achieve. A partner that has the same passion for its craft that you do for yours is a partner you can trust. Here are 3 key qualities to look for in a trusted tank components partner.

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Topics: Tank Heads, Tank Components

What is a Mill Test Report?

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Mar 7, 2017 7:30:00 AM

1.5 minute read 

If you've worked in the stainless steel industry for any period of time, chances are you've seen an informational sheet similar to the one above. Some companies, like Paul Mueller, even hire full-time professionals to handle quality assurance and paperwork like these Mill Test Reports. Keep reading to learn more about Mill Test Reports and the important role they play in the stainless steel industry.

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Topics: Tank Heads, Tank Components, Mill Test Reports

4 Qualities You Need in Your Tank Components Supplier

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Mar 7, 2017 7:30:00 AM

 2.5 minute read

Your success as a tank manufacturer depends on having a partner you can trust to protect your bottom-line. However, choosing the right company to rely on for all your tank needs may seem like a difficult process. So what qualities are most important in a tank component manufacturer relationship?

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Topics: Purchasing, Tank Heads, Lead Times, Tank Components

Information You Need to Know Before Buying a Stainless Steel Tank Head

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Mar 7, 2017 7:30:00 AM

1 minute read

When building tanks, there’s a lot to remember about the individual tank components. One of the most commonly purchased tank components, tank heads, can be customized to meet any application for which your vessel is designed. With so many options, it’s easy to forget an important detail when requesting a quote.

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Topics: Purchasing, Tank Heads, Tank Components

How Outsourcing Your Tank Components Can Save You Money

Posted by Paul Mueller Academy Staff on Mar 7, 2017 7:30:00 AM

 2 minute read

 A common misconception in the tank manufacturing industry is that building your own component parts is cheaper than outsourcing them. In fact, there are many ways in which producing your own tank components could be losing you money.

Here are three ways your profits can increase by outsourcing your tank components.

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Topics: Tank Heads, Tank Components

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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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