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Brinemaker Tanks

Brine maker tank

Dependable, low maintenance salt storage and saturated sodium chloride brine production systems serviced by pneumatic truck delivery of dry salt. 

The Bryneer ™ bulk storage brine maker is the first brining system that is totally designed and manufactured by a fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) fabricator. With a single source for all components, customers are offered economy, dependability, and flexibility.  Bryneer ™ tanks are manufactured to current ASTM standards, using USDA-approved resins and are conditioned to meet food grade sanitary guidelines. 

Brine- The Ideal Salt Handling Method- Saturated sodium chloride brine, continuously produced in an automated FRP bulk storage brine-maker, is ideal for distributing salt in industrial processes. A consistent NaCl brine concentration over a wide temperature range permits accurate volume metering. In-plant pumping of brine through plastic pipes almost totally eliminates undesirable impurities. Most importantly, capital costs for brine systems are 20-30%. Of those for dry salt storage and conveying systems, with appreciably lower operating costs. 

  • Bryneer ™ Design/Operating Features " Shell Construction

Tough damage-resistant fiberglass-reinforced polyester capable of many years of maintenance-free service. 

  •  Downflow Brine-making

The downflow brining principle ensures consistent brine saturation. As influent water rises, higher density brine sinks. Sludge from rock and solar salt is concentrated at the bottom of the brine where it can be periodically removed. 

  • Water Inlet Distributor

In many commercial brine-makers, inlet water is not distributed evenly. Eventually, this results in the formation of salt pillars in the tank, which can collapse and damage the vessel. This problem is eliminated in the Bryneer™ by use of a schedule 80 PVC ring induction header around the inside circumference of the tank. The ring is installed at a three-foot height to spray water evenly around the base of the salt mass, resulting in the desirable plug or mass flow.

  • Brine Collector 

A collector on the bottom of the tank collects brine evenly over the entire surface area of the vessel by infiltration through 6" lD slotted PVC pipe feeding a center mounted FRP plenum.  It filters undissolved salt crystals and insolubles from effluent saturated brine. A 2" ID schedule 80 PVC pipe draws brine from the plenum through a flange and gusseted nozzle in the vessel wall. When coarse rock salt is used a residual bed of salt and calcium sulfate sludge adds filtration. When a fine vacuum granulated salt or solar salt is used, the collectors are covered with a quartz rock filter bed to ensure that fine salt crystals do not pass through the slotted PVC pipes. Replacement of such a filter bed should never be necessary due to the insignificant insoluble content of vacuum salt. 

  • Salt Inlet/Air Venting System 

A pneumatic loading and air venting system is designed for rapid loading, easy maintenance and minimum dust emissions. The 4" ID fill pipe is fabricated from 304 stainless steel and mounted center fill using a long radius turn to minimize particle attrition and dust. The pipe is fitted with an aluminum camlock coupling and cap that adapts to a P/D truck hose connection. A threaded nipple on the pipe may be fitted with a water hose to inject up to 5 GPM of water during truck unloading to wet the conveyed salt, resulting in virtually no dust emission. Conveyed air is exhausted through an 8 '' gooseneck vent at the top of the vessel. A PVC extension mounted to the tank wall, with a salt dust bag at a  serviceable height, facilitates cleaning. Should the bag become plugged during filling, a 24'' spring loaded manway on the top will open to relieve pressure and prevent tank damage. 

  • Clean-out

All tanks are fitted with a 24” diameter side mounted, leak proof manway near the base for convenient clean-out access. This port should be used for periodic sludge clean-out required when rock and solar salt are used. All collection and outlet internal piping is removable through the manway for cleaning or repairing, but removal is usually not necessary for a clean-out. 

  • Liquid level control 

Bryneer ™ incorporates a unique brine level control system to open and close a valve in the water inlet line. This assures that fully saturated brine is available when required. The level control is preset for the optimum brine level and adjustable should conditions dictate changes in liquid level. Whether using granulated, solar, or rock salt, our controls will keep your liquid level at the proper setting. The controls have contacts for high and low level alarms and are prewired for 4-20Ma outputs. 

  • Optional Thermal Retention System 

Outside installations exposed to extended periods of freezing temperatures require exterior insulation for the bottom six feet of the vessel to maintain functional brining operation and prevent expansion damage to internal pipes and other components. 

For ultimate protection and maximum brining efficiency, Plas-tanks has designed and developed our exclusive temperature control solution- Plasta-Therm. Our heating elements are sealed directly in the sidewall of the vessel, and when combined with the exterior insulation it will maintain brine temperatures at near 60 degrees fahrenheit. When sealed into the laminate itself, Plasta-Therm elements are virtually damage-free. Plas-Tanks has the capability to use all other heating system technologies as well.  

  • Other Options 

- Access ladder with cage enclosure and/or roof turn 

- Top perimeter handrails 

- Brine holding day tanks 

- Additional connections for drain overflow brine recirculation electronic salt level indicator

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The Plas-Tanks Industries' Bryneer 

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