These standards cover the sanitary aspects of tanks in which bulk milk is cooled and stored on dairy farms.
Tanks made in conformance to these standards shall provide a means for cooling the milk.
The milk tank will consist of the following components: Lining, jacket and rail, personnel access openings and covers, outlet valve, vent, agitation, refrigeration, measuring device and internal solution piping.
Other components may include: external solution piping, cleaning controls, temperature indication thermometer, recording thermometer, and weatherprotective cover and sanitary seals for agitator.
In order to conform to these 3-A Sanitary Standards, farm milk cooling and holding tanks shall conform to the following design, material, fabrication, and cooling criteria.
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