FO variable capacity stainless steel tanks are manufactured by Speidel, who have been producing high quality tanks for the wine & beverage industries for over 100 years. Speidel tanks are used by successful drink producers around the world.
Variable capacity tanks are useful if you need capacity flexibility and/or you are unsure of the harvest you will have. The inner float lid can be lowered/raised as required.
Speidel FO tanks (up to and including 2000mm diameter) come with the Speidel 25 year guarantee, provided they are used inside. FO tanks are easy to clean and have a dished bottom with V channel for total draining, are supported on three legs, and have a racking outlet. The inner float lid with a stainless steel airpump with pressure gauge, and an airlock & bung is an optional extra. Many other accessories are available - please see Page 2 of the Tanks category in Catalogue for some examples.
Capacities available under 5,000 litres:
Capacities between 5,000 litre and up to 25,000 litres.
These tanks are supplied to order. Please call us on 01404 892100 to discuss your tank requirements.
See the 'Speidel' tab below for customer Case Studies.
If you require variable capacity tanks in a hurry, we try to keep at least one size of FO tank in stock and occasionally have used tanks to offer, so please contact us to ask. The tanks we routinely keep in stock are the variable capacity flat bottomed tanks (type BO) - see the Tanks link below.
NB You can order spares online for these tanks - please see the Sparescategory in Catalogue and Refine by 'Type'.
Please see the Tanks category in Catalogue for our full range of tanks.
Please see the Fittings category for our full range of fittings.
Speidel variable capacity tanks are open-topped tanks with a floating inner lid, which is sealed by an inflatable tube to exclude air - useful if you need capacity flexibility and/or you are unsure of the harvest you will have.
Can also be used for mixing / blending
Beer (NB These tanks are pressureless)
Speidel 25 year guarantee!*
Manufactured from high quality Thyssen Krupp (now acquired by Outokumpu) stainless steel, which is generally thicker than that found on cheaper brands of tank
AISI 304 stainless steel as standard (AISI 316 on request)
Mirror finish (grade llld 2R) for chemical free cleaning
Seamless moulding of panels, providing great strength and reducing welds and dirt traps
Bottom panel made from one piece of moulded stainless steel, avoiding dirt traps associated with welded conical plates
Continuous, smooth welds, minimising dirt traps
V channel extends from beyond the centre of the tank to ensure total draining
Bottom outlet without dirt traps and with direct access at front of tank
Strong, wide welded stainless steel legs
Includes racking point
Inner float lid, lid lifting crane, doors, and a wide range of other accessories available
(*) Only applies to FO tanks used inside; NB Other Terms & Conditions apply to Speidel guarantees - please contact us for more information.
Diameter dependent on capacity of tank
DIN50 male drain outlet
Reinforced racking port with DIN40 or DIN50 male racking outlet
View the range of Speidel tanks from their stand at an exhibition:
Speidel Tank-und Behälterbau GmbH are globally renowned tank manufacturers. They have been manufacturing high quality beverage tanks for over 100 years. Speidel tanks are used by successful wineries and drink producers around the world and we are proud to be their UK agents.Here are some of the reasons why we choose Speidel for stainless steel beverage tanks:
The Stainless Steel: Speidel tanks are manufactured from high specification Outukumpu stainless steel. Outukumpu are global leaders of stainless steel production, were founded in 1910 and acquired ThyssenKrupp in 2012. The steel is manufactured to stringent German standards and is generally thicker than that found on cheaper brands of tank.
Easy Clean Features:
Speidel's innovative in-house design and in-house high-tech production methods result in tanks which are incredibly easy to clean:
Mirror finish (certified grade llld 2R) for chemical free cleaning, reducing labour costs, chemical costs and damage to the environment
Seamless moulding of panels, door opening and door, reducing welds, minimising dirt traps and tartrate crystal formation, while maintaining great strength
Continuous, smooth welds, minimising dirt traps and tartrate crystal formation
Guarantee: Speidel non-pressure stainless steel tanks up to and including 2000 mm diameter come under Speidel's 25 year tank Guarantee (NB Terms & Conditions apply).
Blogs - more info: Read more on our blogs Speidel Customised Tanks(manufactured to order) and Speidel Configuration Tanks(Speidel's most popular tanks), both of which include links to the Speidel catalogues. Although Speidel tanks are suitable for multiple beverage types including wine, cider, beer, spirits and soft drinks, you may also find our 'Just a tank?' blog useful which focuses on Speidel's quality features and specific tanks for a winery context. We keep a range of the smaller scale tanks in stock here at Vigo(stock tanks) and these are available to order online on this website, in amongst the tanks listed in the Tanks category; we also try and keep a limited number of FS-MO fixed capacity tanks in stock, which you will need to call us to enquire about. Please note, the Speidel range is vast and for those new to Speidel tanks, it can be a challenge to determine which tank is suitable for a particular application - if you need advice please do not hesitate to call us on 01404 892 100 - we are more than happy to help you.
Made in Germany: As Speidel state,'for us "Made in Germany" is not just an empty phrase, but a lived principle'. They manufacture their tanks exclusively at their high-tech factory in Ofterdingen, Swabia/Germany and their tanks are designed to to last a lifetime when treated correctly. They use certified high specification stainless steel (as above), impeccable production methods (as above) and have a highly trained production crew.
Innovation: Speidel won the Vinitech Citation Innovation award for the design of their red wine mash plunger system, which ensures gentle processing, high colour and aroma extraction, low sludge content, and enables preset programming of immersion and interval times.
Sustainability: Speidel generate 25% of their energy needs on-site via their solar photovoltaic system, which enables them to avoid approximately 270 tons of CO₂ annually. The remaining 75% is powered by 100% CO₂-free green electricity. As a result, the production of a Speidel tank is net zero CO₂. Also, Outokumpu are leading the steel industry with the world's most sustainable stainless steel. You can read the full details about Speidel and Outokumpu's commitment to Sustainability in our our 'Just a tank?' blog.
What we offer...
As Speidel's exclusive UK agents, we have been supplying Speidel tanks since 1996.
We give you qualified advice based on your specific requirements, helping you to choose the right tank for your application
We will give you a clear specification with a confirmed price
We ensure you are supplied with the correct tank fittings/accessories for your application, enabling you to start using your tank without delay
For bespoke tanks you will be supplied with tank drawings prior to manufacture for your peace of mind
If you need to kit out a complete cellar with tanks, in conjunction with Speidel we can provide cellar layout diagrams
If temperature control/chilling of your product is required, we offer and install the Quantor (Kreyer) range of Temperature Control & Chilling equipment, which works in conjunction with Speidel heating/cooling jackets, for accurate control and management of individual tank temperatures
We control your order from placement to the moment your tanks arrive on your site. so you don’t have to worry about sourcing freight and associated insurance
We can give advice on unloading your tanks from the lorry and subsequent handling
We are here for you throughout the lifespan of your tanks should you have any questions or need any advice
The Case Studies below represent a small sample of the Speidel tanks we have supplied over the years, and a small sample of those on our website.
Mereworth - tanks with chiller & production equipment