Gpi has supplied three milk tanks with a capacity of 250 cbm and 300 cbm to dairy company De Graafstroom.
Every year, the company processes no less than 420 million litres of milk to around 42 million kilos of cheese. Gpi has been a supplier to De Graafstroom for a long time. On the site of De Graafstroom there are several stainless steel tanks from Gpi.
In the market there is increasing demand for cheese from VLOG milk – milk from cows that receive animal feed without genetically modified ingredients. To be able to comply with this, De Graafstroom had to be able to store VLOG milk in addition to regular milk and meadow milk. That required an expansion of the milk storage capacity. In collaboration with technical service provider Kuijpers ProjectServe a large project was realised for which Gpi supplied the three milk tanks.
Raw milk tanks are insulated storage tanks for unprocessed raw milk. This is generally stored in large vertical tanks (silos) up to approximately 500 cbm. By means of side entry agitators, raw milk is kept in motion in order to prevent cream from forming. An angled bottom ensures good outflow.
Gpi applies EHEDG design standards for a hygienic design. If required, purely EHEDG-certified components can be used.
For more information visit www.gpi-tanks.com