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A Tight Squeeze in Field Tank Repair - Video

Posted by Joe Mitchell on Feb 28, 2017 4:56:27 PM


The environment of a tank repair can determine the difficulty level of the job.  In this case the job was challenging because of the tight space where the repair was completed and because a plant shutdown needed to be avoided. Not to mention it was onsite at an ethanol plant, where safety is of the utmost priority. 

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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 our customers have been challenging us with complicated tank installation and repair jobs.  And we love it!

Here are some stories of  projects that went beyond routine construction and let us showcase across the board solutions of conceptual design, engineering, onsite labor, process piping, modular installation, erection, and project and safety management.  

Maybe your company will be the next story we tell?

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Topics: Tank Repair, Field Fabrication

Avoiding Plant Shutdowns

Posted by Joe Mitchell on Oct 17, 2016 2:05:09 PM


We know downtime and emergency shutdowns can cost your company money and throw off production. Here are some ways to recognize possible complications before they lead to a shut down:

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Topics: Tank Repair

Critical Tank Mistakes To Avoid

Posted by Joe Mitchell on Oct 17, 2016 1:33:56 PM


Stainless Steel processing tanks have a long lifespan if they are constructed well and given proper attention.  The care of your tank begins with the concepts and properties in the design stage and continues through years or even decades of use.

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Topics: Tank Repair

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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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