Adhesives Magazine

CHARLES ROSS & SON CO.: Mixing and Melting Kettles

March 29, 2012

This company offers products for custom fabrication, including storage tanks, pressure vessels and reactors. Eight facilities worldwide are equipped with advanced design, engineering and manufacturing tools for fabricating vessels as large as 100,000 gal for any simple, complex, or sanitary application.

Shown are custom 185-gal melt kettles rated for full vacuum and 250°F. Each hemispherical vessel is jacketed for 15-psi steam. A submerged steam calandria is also supplied for additional heating. Both the vessel and jacket are constructed in accordance with ASME Section VIII Division I.

The kettles are agitated by a two-wing anchor driven by an explosion-proof motor. All product-wetted surfaces are dye penetrant tested to confirm that there are no cracks or crevices. Special mechanical seals, level sensors, actuated diaphragm discharge valves, electrical controls and alarm panels are also provided.

For more information, call (800) 243-ROSS or visit www.mixers.com.