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About the Challenge
A European manufacturer of a process system for the healthcare industry wanted to develop their business the United States market. The company was familiar with using pressure vessels in the system.  Rather than continue to import the vessels, the company wanted to reduce costs and shorten production cycle time by manufacturing a pressure vessel for their system in the US.   

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About the Challenge
The producer of a range of lotions and personal care products was using a complete system of processing tanks and mixers from another vendor.  There were significant issues with the agitator effectiveness in the viscous media and the integrity of the heating/cooling jackets. In anticipation of doubling the production capacity in an expanding facility, the customer contacted Walker Engineered Products to ask if we would work with their system integrator to come up with a solution for the larger facility.

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About the Challenge
A global manufacturer supplies their pre-engineered packaged skid style systems to manufacturing locations all over the world.  To enable them to move a system from one country to another, they require multinational versatility in their systems and system components so that they can be compliant with all regulatory standards. Pre-engineered system design requirements called for all components going into the system to fit exactly in order to line up with nozzles and connectors already in place.

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Walker Engineered Products designs, builds, and services exceptional stainless steel tanks and vessels.  The superior rigidity, surface quality and durability inherent in Walker stainless steel fabrication increase the efficiency and consistency of our customers’ products and processes.

At Walker we focus our engineering skills and expertise on the innovative and sophisticated sanitary design of our storage vessels, process tanks, and custom stainless steel fabrications.  Our customers recognize that polished vessels are an integral part of Walker design. They know that they are getting the highest value products and technology solutions for the most challenging storage, mixing and processing applications in their industries.   The technology behind Walker Engineered Products ensures quality in a wide range of markets that mix, blend, process and store.

  • Dairy
  • Food
  • Beverage
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal Care
  • Fine Chemicals
Walker Engineered Products uses leading edge materials and state of the art fabrication to deliver on our customers’ expectations across a broad range of stainless steel tanks for storage, mixing and processing, including agitated vessels, pressure vessels, round horizontals and vertical storage silo tanks holding up to 70,000 gallons.

The agitation technologies, heat transfer solutions and cleaning options Walker provides to customers are designed for the demands of specific vessel content, design and use.
  • We manufacture unique vertical and horizontal agitation for silos.
  • We fabricate a full line of agitators –turbine, sweep, scraped surface, counter rotating, squirrel cage, finger baffles and more – for processing, mixing, and blending vessels.
  • We engineer heat transfer surfaces including dimple, channel and half pipe for heating and cooling of virtually any vessel.
  • Various cleaning options – CIP, spray ball– facilitate the cleanability of Walker vessels, reduce energy consumption, and lower water demand in the cleaning cycle.

Walker can meet the specifications of all your specialized applications with custom stainless steel fabrication using higher alloys such as Hastalloy and AL 6XN®.  And if a pressure vessel requires ASME certification, we can provide that along with other codes, including CRN and PED.

Walker designs serviceability into all of our stainless steel vessels to keep basic customer maintenance to a minimum.  For those occasions when a replacement or repair is necessary, we have field specialists who work on location.

Walker Engineered Products is perceived as a quality organization in stainless steel manufacturing, held in high regard for its traditional Midwest values of hard work and reliability.  Our employees are quality driven, always ready to take advantage of new ideas and streamline processes.  And this shows in the pride they take in sharing our engineering know-how, design capabilities and fabrication experience with our customers. 

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