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Stainless Steel
Charmat Tank

The Charmat Tank is a stainless steel pressure vessel designed for sparkling wine production using the Charmat method at a work pressure of 6 bar. It has a dished top and bottom and can be equipped with special, PED manhole covers and manway doors.

The pressure vessel is wrapped in a thick layer of PU foam, insulating it and ensuring minimum energy consumption.

A large, dimpled jacket makes sure the temperature inside the pressure vessel is always optimal. Thanks to the vertical construction of the cooling jacket, the stored liquids will be efficiently chilled even if the Charmat tank is not full to the brim.

Durable, high-quality materials enable the pressure tank to stay in pristine condition, even after years of professional usage.

AISI 304

The pressure vessel is made out of AISI 304 quality stainless steel. An upgrade to AISI 316L stainless steel is available for high-corrosion environments.
Microscopic structure of AISI 304 stainless steel.

Marbled Finish

A high-polish, marbled finish is applied to the outside of the Charmat tank. Matte and Scotch Brite finishes are also available upon request. The inside is BA (IIId) polished.
Depiction of a CP circle polish finish on stainless steel.

Ellipsoidal Bottom

The pressure tank is equipped with a semi-ellipsoidal bottom. It can withstand the high pressures building up inside the tank. It's compliant with the DIN 28013 norm.
[Bottom] Rounded Semi-ellispoidal - DIN28013

Ellipsoidal Top

A rounded, semi-ellipsoidal head is standard for the Charmat tank. It is specially shaped to handle work under high pressures and compliant with the DIN 28013 norm.
[Top] Rounded Semi-ellipsoidal - DIN28013

Pressure Vessel

The Charmat tank is designed, manufactured, inspected and tested to safely perform at high pressure levels. Our CE PED certificate ensures maximum quality and safe use.

Insulation Layer

The pressure tank is wrapped with a thick layer of polyurethane foam which provides great thermal insulation. The PU foam is resistant to moisture and water, making it perfect for stainless steel tanks.

Dimple Jacket

A dimple jacket is a thin, spotted shell that regulates tank temperatures with the help of a cooling/heating medium such as glycol. They are made of light-weight materials and spot-welded for minimal additional weight.

Charmat Tank Equipment

Standard

  • Work Pressure – 6 bar
  • Work Temperature – (min)-5°C/(max)30°C
  • Pressure Gauge
  • Insulation – Polyurethane foam layer (60 mm)
  • Manway Door – PED rated
  • Legs – Standard (Closed)
  • Temperature Control
    • Cooling Jacket (1 m2/1000 L)
    • Thermometer (analog)
    • Thermowell (with PG9 fitting)
  • Valves
    • Sample Tap (DN15)
    • Partial Discharge – Ball valve (DN32 DIN11851) x2
    • Total Discharge – Ball valve (DN32 DIN11851)
    • Safety Valve
  • Fitting (DN50 DIN11851) – With cap, on top
  • Fixed Stirrer (Agitator)
  • Level Indicator – Ø16 mm acrylic tube (scaled, closed)
  • Type Plate – With note card
  • Ladder rack – Coat height 1500 mm onwards
  • Welding – Brushed finish

Options

  • Manhole Cover – PED rated
  • Manway Door – PED rated and insulated
  • Thermoregulator (digital)
  •  Valves
    • Vacuum valve
    • Solenoid or electromotor valve
    • Stainless Steel Caps (on all valves and fittings)
  • Level Indicator – Ø24 mm acrylic tube (scaled, closed)
  • Welding – Brushed and polished (Ra<0.8 µm)
Blueprint of the Charmat pressure vessel.

Charmat Tank Size Chart

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Type Capacity (L) Capacity (US gal) Total Volume (L) Total Volume (US gal) Diameter (mm) Total Height (mm) Shell Height (mm)
T1180A11 1180 312 1308 288 958 2388 1500
T1500A11 1500 396 1663 366 958 2888 2000
T1650A12 1650 436 1834 403 1118 2494 1500
T1800A11 1800 476 2018 444 958 3388 2500
T2100A12 2100 555 2318 510 1118 2994 2000
T2150A11 2150 568 2373 522 958 3888 3000
T2800A14 2800 740 3086 679 1275 3126 2000
T2950A12 2950 779 3286 723 1118 3994 3000
T3400A15 3400 898 3788 833 1400 3151 2000
T3950A14 3950 1044 4347 956 1275 4126 3000
T4550A17 4550 1202 5078 1117 1600 3308 2000
T4800A15 4800 1268 5310 1168 1400 4151 3000
T5100A14 5100 1347 5607 1233 1275 5126 4000
T6150A15 6150 1625 6831 1503 1400 5151 4000
T6350A17 6350 1678 7069 1555 1600 4308 3000
T8150A17 8150 2153 9059 1993 1600 5308 4000
T9950A17 9950 2629 11050 2431 1600 6308 5000

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Frequently Asked Questions

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1) You order a tank.

You receive our quote and decide whether you want to change it. If you're satisfied, we move onto the design and engineering phase.

2) We design it.

You give us inputs based on the drawings we send you. It is an iterative process and we only stop when you're 100% satisfied.

3) You approve the plans.

You sign the final version of the drawing and email it to us. We then schedule the tank for manufacture. You still have some time for making small changes.

4) We manufacture it.

Your final tank design enters the production line. It is assembled from high-grade stainless steel using advanced welding techniques.

5) You take delivery.

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