> Pharmaceutical / Hygienic Vessels

Custom Crafted Quality to fit every processing need, whilst holding appropriate certification and in conformance to the PED.

Custom designed specifically for your application, our pharmaceutical/ hygienic portable pressure vessels are available in 229mm (9”), 305mm (12”), 458mm (18”) diameters, with a total volume range from 3.8 to 141.5 litres (1 to 37.4 US gallons).

Pressure Rating

Rated for full vacuum, all our pharmaceutical/ hygienic portable pressure and process vessels meet the European Pressure Equipment Directive. The maximum allowable workable pressure of each vessel varies depending on the vessel’s diameter and CE Certification.

Construction Materials

Our pharmaceutical/ hygienic portable pressure vessels can be constructed from a variety of materials, including:

  • Type 304L, 316L or 317L low-carbon-grade stainless steel.
  • Type 304, 316 or 317 stainless steel.
  • Higher alloys such as Hastelloy, Monel or Duplex.
  • Internally lined with materials such as Teflon.

Surface Finishes

Electropolishing is the standard for our range of pharmaceutical/ hygienic vessels, many of our customers opting for mechanical polishing which smoothes the metal’s surface to facilitate film or soil removal and reduce contamination and adhesive.

Euro Pressure Vessels stainless steel vessels are progressively polished to free all product contact surfaces or visible imperfections, such as inclusions and pits, for maximum hygiene, release-ability and clean-ability.

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Are sanitary-clamp type or equivalent in order to CIP or SIP, with the length-to-diameter rate of each fitting not exceeding 2.0 whenever feasible. All fittings and accessories are located in positions that enhance vessel cleanability and sterility.

Protective Skirts

In addition to giving your vessel a sure, solid footing, protective skirts help prevent vessel damage during transport.

  • Impact resistant or stainless steel skirts on 229mm (9”) and 305mm (12”) diameter portable pressure vessels
  • Rugged reinforced stainless- steel skirts are standard on 458mm (18”) portable pressure vessels

Jackets (heat transfer)

Adding a full dimpled stainless steel jacket and bottom head to your pressure vessel increases heat flow in the passages created to maximize the vessel’s ability to transfer heat.

Available in volumes from 7.6 to 141.5 liters (2 to 37.4 US gallons), dimpled heat transfer pressure vessels range in diameter from 9 to 18 inches. (Insulation and a stainless steel shroud, if required, add approximately 2 inches to the vessel’s diameter.)

Dimpled heat transfer pressure vessels jackets are generally made from 304 stainless. Thermolux paint and chloride-free insulation help to eliminate vessel corrosion and stress cracking. Special vessel sizes, fittings, accessories and polishes are also available.


All Euro Pressure Vessels are constructed to meet or exceed exacting standards. In terms of design criteria, they fully comply with:

  • The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 2014/34/EC (Required throughout Europe)