Bulk holding tanks for the storage of juice and concentrates are becoming a way of life in the Florida Citrus Processing Industry. Most of the processors in this industry either have now or are considering some form of bulk tank system. These tanks vary from a few hundred gallons up to one hundred thousand gallons capacity. Outside the State of Florida there are fruit juice holding tanks which approach three hundred thousand gallons, and the wine industry exceeds even this in tank capacity. Tanks of both vertical and horizontal structure are in use. These tanks may be made of stainless steel, coated mild steel, fiberglass reinforced resin or coated concrete. Reinforced, collapsible neoprene “cushion” tanks of up to forty thousand gallons capacity are in use.

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