Hemispherical heads are a popular choice for pressure vessels due to their ideal shape, which divides the pressure in the vessel equally across the head’s surface. Also known as hemispherical tank heads or hemispherical dished ends, they’re commonly used on liquid and gas storage tanks. At Tank Components Industries, we construct our multi-piece hemispherical heads from stainless steel, Hastelloy™ and other nickel alloys in a variety of sizes and thicknesses.
Specifications of Hemispherical Heads
- Diameters available from 20″ – 72″
- Material Thicknesses available from 10 gauge – 3/8″ Plate
- Dish Radius is equal to 50% of Diameter
- All heads manufactured from Stainless Steel and exotic alloys such as Hastelloy® and AL6XN
- All available polished Inside/Outside from 80 Grit to 320 Grit (5-10 Ra).
- Heads manufactured as Inside Diameter (ID) or Outside Diameter (OD).
Please note that we do not offer any design services for tank heads to our customers. Once you’ve finalized your design, notify our team and we’ll begin work on the project.
Our hemispherical heads comply with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME) code, which means they follow all guidelines regarding pressure vessel materials, design, fabrication, examination, inspection, testing, and certification. We are committed to ASME compliance because we believe our customers deserve the highest quality products available.
A hemispherical head works well in applications that require a high level of pressure and a large-diameter pressure vessel. Compared to other tank head designs, hemispherical heads are better able to safely handle high-pressure vessels. They have a simple radial geometry; the depth of the head is half the diameter, and the radius of the head equals the radius of the cylindrical part of the vessel. This design is ideally shaped to distribute physical force across the head’s surface, even in large-diameter applications.
About Tank Components Industries
Tank Components Industries is your one-stop-shop for all things related to tank manufacturing. Whether you’re looking for tank heads, cones, cylinders, ferrules, or even specialty fittings, we manufacture it all in-house with strict ASME standard compliance. In addition to Tank Heads, we also supply manways, access ports, sight glasses, light assemblies, gaskets, and clamps. Plus, we utilize 5-axis waterjet cutting technology, which ensures efficiency and precision, for an optimal manufacturing experience.
Tank Components Industries is the only manufacturer working exclusively with stainless steel and nickel alloy components that does not compete with customers by building tanks. Instead, we work closely with our customers, partnering with them and helping them develop their own unique businesses. Since Tank Components Industries was founded in 2000, we have stood by this honest, unprecedented approach. You make the tanks; we make the components.
If you’re interested in learning more about our products and services, please reach out for a free quote today. Tank Components Industries is committed to providing high-quality products, competitive prices, and efficient delivery.