ABOUT US

Fabricators of quality stainless steel products.

Ripley Stainless is about innovation

Established in 1979 in Summerland, BC, Ripley Stainless is a Canadian owned family business that has expanded over the decades to its current 30,000 sq. ft. facility.

All Ripley tanks or custom built equipment is hand-crafted to meet customers needs. Our specialists work with you to define specifications which is then translated into a technical drawing prior to fabrication.

One of the Ripley advantages is that we have full ability to fabricate our own tanks and tank components – thereby drastically reducing lead times. Until recently we had to import tank heads but even that is an element we will be producing in-house now that we have acquired a flanger from the eastern US.

Our systems are more robust and more sophisticated than many competitors – for example, our dimple cooling/heating jackets hold more volume of Glycol than normal tank standards allowing for more heat exchange and lower pressure drop.

We use a heavier gauge stainless steel in our tank fabrication which allows for future add-ons ie: manways, cooling/heating jackets etc. and extends the lifetime of our tanks.

We only use certified stainless steel alloy materials in accordance with international metal standards complete with mill test certifications. All manway door gaskets & floating lid seals are heavy duty. Ripley uses radius corners inside and out on most of our tanks which is a necessary feature for sanitation.

Our stringent in-house quality control system monitors tank quality from the start of fabrication to the final water testing.

Ripley’s own truck and driver/ tank handlers deliver to the Western US and Canada and will assist with off-loading and set-up.

Ripley also has a fleet of winery tanks available for rental in BC & Washington State. Check out our rsltanks.com site for info on rentals.

We are Ripley

Fabricators of quality stainless steel products.

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What our clients say about us

  • "Since 2011 we've worked with Ripley for our tank needs and so much more. Their team is great to work with and their workmanship and customer service is stellar. Having them based in Summerland is a bonus too. We look forward to working with them for many years to come."
    Julian ScholefieldOkanagan Crush Pad
  • "Over 20 years I have brewed on, and commissioned 6 brewhouses and numerous process tanks from Ripley Stainless. They are extremely knowledgeable and skilled in all aspects of custom stainless fabrication and design. Working with them has always been easy knowing that I can expect a high quality product and very reliable knowledgeable service."
    Iain HillStrange Fellows Brewery
  • "We rented and bought tanks from Ripley for a number of years. Because they were in the Okanagan, if we needed service, they'd be there right away. You can’t get that from a company in Italy or even Vancouver."  
    Ron WatkinsDirty Laundry Winery
  • “As far as OCP is concerned, they are rock stars at Ripley -- great people."
    Steve LornieOCP (Okanagan Crush Pad)
  • "Over the last 12 years of my career as a winemaker, I’ve used plenty of tanks including those from Ripley Stainless.  When it came to expanding our business and purchasing new tanks, it was an easy decision to use Ripley Stainless as my tank supplier.  Their construction is by far the best I’ve seen and I love the fact that they are local. Thank you to the crew at Ripley for all that you do."
    Kelly MeanCalifornia Cult
  • "Ripley Stainless has made many high quality tanks for the breweries I have worked at over the years, and Ed Ripley has always stood behind his work. If you're looking for good tanks at a fair price, contact Ed Ripley."
    Fal AllenAnderson Valley Brewing Company

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