POSTED 19/03/2018
What are Aseptic Storage Tanks? Aseptic storage tanks are used to store liquids and viscous products, including dairy products prior to aseptic filling. They are designed to meet the most stringent hygienic requirements for the food and beverage industries and are fully compatible with cl...
POSTED 29/12/2017
Wishing all our customers a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Thank you for you continued support and we look forward to working with you again in 2018. Please note our offices will be closed from 5pm on Wednesday 20th December until 2nd January 2018. If you need to contact us ...
POSTED 25/09/2017
Pressure vessels, vacuum receivers or air receivers as they also known are storage containers used to store fluids or gases at pressure. Pressure vessels are used across a range of industries where there is a requirement to hold liquids or gases above 15psi. Predomintaly they are constr...
POSTED 09/03/2017
We are delighted to announce that E. Bachiller B., S.A. have appointed 3DI Equipment Ltd to be their representatives in the UK and Ireland. Bachiller who are located in Barcelona, Spain are a global supplier of new process and pressurised equipment for the pharmaceutical, chemical, fine-chemical, food and r...
POSTED 03/01/2017
We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year, we hope its a healthy and prosperous one. We would also like to thank our customers for your continued support and we look forward to working with you in 2017.  
POSTED 19/12/2016
Progressive cavity pumps are a type of positive displacement pump. They are also known as eccentric pumps, cavity pumps or referred to by their manufacturer such as Mono pumps. The progressive cavity pump consists of rotor constructed from hardened steel or stainless steel and a stator. The stator i...
POSTED 17/08/2016
3DI Equipment recently completed the decommissioning and removal of a stainless steel storage tank farm at a chemical facility in the United Kingdom. The tank farm consisted of 14 off 87,000 Litre stainless steel storage tanks which were insulated and clad, fitted with side agitators and co...
POSTED 14/06/2016
In manufacturing it is essential to keep your process as clean as possible. Filters and strainers are used to remove foreign particles that can build up during the processing of a liquid or gas within a production facility. Over time it is normal for foreign matter and tiny metal particles from the ...
POSTED 03/02/2016
High shear mixers are used for mixing and dispersing solids into liquids, emulsifying immiscible liquids, breaking down solids and agglomerates and for other applications in which low speed agitation is often not suitable. They are often used in the cosmetic, food and beverage, pharmaceutical an...
POSTED 04/01/2016
Its our first day back today at 3DI so we wanted to wish everyone a happy new year and hope its a prosperous one. We would also like to thank all our customers for your continued support and look forward to working with you in 2016.
POSTED 08/10/2015
3DI Equipment Ltd has recently taken into stock a number of used ISO tank containers. But what are they and what are they used for? ISO Tank Containers are horizontal stainless steel pressure vessels supported and situated within a steel ISO standard frame. This enables the tank to be t...
POSTED 08/07/2015
Storage tanks can be found in many industries and are used for storing various liquids and gases. Depending on their use, they can come in different shapes, sizes and materials so there are plenty to choose from when you find yourself in need of one or more. Quite often, storage tanks are...
POSTED 05/05/2015
Chemical reactors are available in a range of sizes and designs that are suitable for various reactions. Depending on the chemicals you work with and produce, some options will be a better choice and you need to take this into account when choosing the type of chemical reactor you should be lo...
POSTED 16/03/2015
In 2015 we sold off the assets of a former 500,000 tpy Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) Plant located in the United Kingdom. Purified terephthalic acid or PTA as it is also known as is a middle material produced from Paraxylene and is a feed stock for synthetic fibers, Polyethylene...
POSTED 02/03/2015
There are a huge number of centrifuges out there and determining the best one to use will vary based on what you need it for and the industry you work in. As a general rule, centrifuge machines are used to aid in the separation of one substance from another and this is useful in a range of in...
POSTED 03/02/2015
Filter presses are used across a wide variety of applications and industries from wastewater, food and beverage, chemical, minerals, mining and paper. Filter presses are predominately used in the process of solid/liquid separation. The three main types of filter press used in industry today ar...
POSTED 09/12/2014
What factors should be considered when purchasing a storage tank? Storage tanks are an integral part of many manufacturing facilities today. They are used across a wide variety of different industries to store liquids such as water, oils, fuels, fats, chemicals and beverages to name but a few. ...
POSTED 12/11/2014
We recently purchased a conical screw mixer built by Hosokawa Nauta. The mixer had previously being used in the production of pharmaceutical powders however had not been used for a number of years and was surplus to requirements. Internally the mixer was in excellent condition however it was clear...
POSTED 03/11/2014
What are the benefits of glass lined steel process equipment? Glass lined steel process equipment is often used in the chemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical and food industries. Process equipment manufactured from glass lined steel is predominantly columns, heat exchangers, storage tanks,...
POSTED 16/10/2014
The blending or mixing together of solids is a common process in many manufacturing facilities today. Often the nature of the products to be blended or mixed has an influence on the type of equipment that the end user will choose.  Therefore knowing your equipment and it capabilities can hel...
POSTED 22/08/2014
What is a decanter centrifuge ? The solid bowl centrifuge or decanter centrifuge as they are known are used in virtually all industries that need to separate solids from liquids as part of their manufacturing process. Decanter centrifuges have become an essential component for the waste wat...
POSTED 08/07/2014
Batch reactors, chemical reactors or pressure reactors are terms used to describe vessels used in the production of chemicals. Batch reactor consists of cylindrical dished vessel with internal baffles, a top mounted drive and agitator and a jacket for heating or cooling. They are fabricated from ...
POSTED 28/05/2014
What are rotary valves ? Rotary valves, rotary feeders or rotary airlocks as they are also referred to are used to discharge bulk powders or granules under gravity flow. Predominately they are used for discharging product at a controlled rate from silos and hoppers. What factors should be ...
POSTED 15/04/2014
Rotary calciners are a type of rotary dryer widely used in the chemical and mineral industries for carrying out the process of calcination.  The calciner is a rotating steel or stainless steel cylinder slightly inclined to the horizontal with a section of the cylinder encased in a furnace and anot...
POSTED 21/03/2014
We have recently taken into stock a large quantity of food grade stainless steel storage tanks. The tanks were previously used to store cocoa butter and were installed in a cocoa manufacturing facility in the United Kingdom. There are 17 tanks in total all around 34,000 Litre in capacity, constr...
POSTED 10/02/2014
We regularly stock aluminium silos as they are a versatile storage solution when it comes to storing bulk goods.  Aluminium silos are often used in the plastics, pharma, food and chemical industries. There are a number of advantages of using aluminium silos, these include their high corrosi...
POSTED 08/01/2014
There are a number of benefits when it comes to buying used process equipment.  These often include significant cost savings and lead times in comparison to purchasing a new item of process equipment. However there are many other benefits such as the expertise a dealer can offer when a purcha...
POSTED 18/12/2013
As well as supplying storage tanks to customers we offer blast cleaning and painting equipment. When storage tanks or vessels have been in service for a number of years and are exposed to the elements paint and light rusting can appear on the outer shell of the tank. Before placing the tank ...
POSTED 05/12/2013
We have recently completed the refurbishment of a ceramic lined ball mill manufactured by Steele & Cowlishaw Ltd. The ball mill was previously used in the paint and coatings industry and our customer required the ball mill refurbishing before installing the mill at their manufacturing facility....
POSTED 04/12/2013
What are bunded storage tanks ? Bunded storage tanks are often used to store diesel fuel or oil.  They are commonly horizontal and rectangular in orientation and constructed from steel. Bunded storage tanks consist of an inner tank and externally encased with an outer weatherproof tank to pr...
POSTED 12/11/2013
What are Cryogenic Storage Tanks ? Cryogenic storage tanks are often used to store liquefied natural gases, liquid oxygen or nitrogen for chemical or combustion processes.  The liquefied gases are stored at extremely low temperatures.  Cryogenic storage vessels can vary in capacity howeve...
POSTED 27/09/2013
We have just taken into stock a Outotec Larox pressure filter. It is a PF series filter, type PF12.5 and was built by Larox in 1996.  In 2006 the control panel was upgraded to a touch screen version. The automatic pressure filter comes with a new filter cloth, electric motor and four spare...
POSTED 05/07/2013
We have recently taken into stock a large number of carbon steel storage tanks all approx. 50m3 in capacity.  The tanks are all vertical and dished at either end and supported by legs or a skirted base.  Some of the tanks are lagged with internal heat coils.  The storage tanks have been cle...
POSTED 15/03/2013
We have just taken into stock some process equipment previously used in the water treatment industry.  The equipment includes a Johnson Progress recessed plate filter press and a Diemme Belt Filter Press. Recessed plate filter presses compact sludges to a dry cake. The filter press is an effi...
POSTED 31/07/2012
3DI have just taken into stock a large number of mobile storage tanks. The tanks are all 316grade stainless steel and can therefore be reused on a range of different products. The mobile storage tanks were previous used for storing cosmetic products. They are suitable for storing and transpo...
POSTED 23/05/2012
3DI Equipment have just taken into stock two 6,000 Litre Bolz Summix conical mixer cookers. The conical mixers were manufactured by Bolz Summix in 2008, they are constructed from stainless steel, complete with heating jacket and are in excellent working condition.  The mixers were previous...
POSTED 27/04/2012
3DI Equipment have just completed the purchase of ten large bright beer storage tanks from a former brewery in Yorkshire. The storage tanks include nine 625 barrel (100,000 Litre) vertical bright beer storage tanks, dished top and bottom on skirts. The tanks are of 304 grade stainless steel con...
POSTED 11/10/2011
Due to site clearance 3DI have reduced the prices on a number of items of chemical equipment from the Syngenta manufacturing facility in Huddersfield.  Assets include glass lined storage tanks and reactors, hastelloy reactors and a spray drying plant. Please note this sale has now ended.
POSTED 08/08/2011
3DI Equipment have just undertaken the purchase and removal of a rotary louvre dryer from a sugar manufacturing facility.  The dryer was 3.5 metres wide and 9 metres long and weighed 25tons. The removal of the rotary louvre dryer proved a real challenge for 3DI's team of riggers due its loca...
POSTED 15/07/2011
We have recently taken into stock a 3,000 Litre Stainless Steel Vacuum Ribbon Blade Mixer Blender.  The mixer was previously used on a pharmaceutical powder and is in excellent condition.  The mixer can be used to blend powders for the chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries.  For our l...
POSTED 09/05/2011
3Di Equipment have just taken into stock a large range of unused glass reinforced plastic (GRP) storage tanks.  The tanks range from 1,500 litre to 80,000 litres in capacity and can be used to store a range of liquids.  The tanks are lined with either celmar, PVDF or vinylester & syn veil c...
POSTED 04/02/2011
3DI Equipment have just purchased 10 off 40,000 Litre Stainless Steel Storage tanks.  The tanks were previously used in the beverage industry and are expected into stock very soon.  For further information on the brewery storage tanks please visit our storage tanks page. Alternatively if you...
POSTED 18/10/2010
In 2010 3DI Equipment saw an increase in the demand for used pharmaceutical equipment from the UK and Overseas market. 3Di's Private Treaty Sale at AstraZeneca, Macclesfield has progressed well with a surge in sales towards the end of the year and into 2011. Please note this sale has now ...