The Charmat Tank is a stainless steel pressure vessel designed for sparkling wine production using the Charmat method at a work pressure of 6 bar. It has a dished top and bottom and can be equipped with special, PED manhole covers and manway doors.
The pressure vessel is wrapped in a thick layer of PU foam, insulating it and ensuring minimum energy consumption.
A large, dimpled jacket makes sure the temperature inside the pressure vessel is always optimal. Thanks to the vertical construction of the cooling jacket, the stored liquids will be efficiently chilled even if the Charmat tank is not full to the brim.
Durable, high-quality materials enable the pressure tank to stay in pristine condition, even after years of professional usage.
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A pressure vessel is a container designed to safely store hot liquids, vapors or gases at high pressure levels. Notable examples of pressure vessels are boilers, heat-exchangers and storage tanks.
A ruptured or otherwise damaged pressure vessel can be extremely dangerous, or even explode. That is why pressure vessel manufacture is strongly regulated.
Letina pressure vessels are made in accordance with the strict European PED Legislation. Our tanks go through rigorous inspection and testing.
PED stands for Pressure Equipment Directive – a set of European legislation that govern design, manufacturing, inspection and testing of pressure equipment.
A product bearing the CE PED mark symbolizes the product is certified and safe to use.
You can check out our PED certificate here.
The Charmat method is a way of making sparkling wine by trapping bubbles in wine by carbonating them in large, stainless steel tanks. That is why it’s often referred to as the “Tank method”.
Also known as metodo Italiano, cuvée close and autoclave, it has made the process of making sparkling wines more affordable and is revered around the world. It is the main method used for making Prosecco and Lambrusco wines.
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