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About us

Duo-DX direct heat exchange coil

We are the American muscle of the liquid heating and chilling world. Our equipment is effective, efficient and built to last. We are simply the best at heating and chilling in the beverage industries. This is what we do. 

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Our goals

Save you energy

We are all about energy efficiency. All of our products, including our conventional heaters and chillers, as well as products with our Liquid Heat Pump and our exclusive Direct-Exchange heat-exchanger, push the limits of heat transfer to be as efficient as possible. Even after over 45 years we are still constantly improving.

Save you time

When timing is critical, we have you covered. We move more thermal energy, faster than anyone else. The best of the best, our Liquid Heat Pump boasts an average 3.8 coefficient of performance (COP) factor, meaning these units are about four times faster than conventional solutions. Our Duo-DX units can do the work up to 70% faster.

Save you money

Our products are competitively priced, boasting built-to-last ultra-rugged construction, energy-efficiency and unmatched speed. Everything we do is about saving you money. Tanktemp Control is here to help your bottom line. Our prices are a little higher than some, and a little lower than others. Higher than the cheap options because we won't build crap. Lower than the big boys because we don’t have multimillion-dollar buildings, don’t spend seven figures each year on marketing and we don’t have forty people on staff. We always do more with less.

Our founder

Curt Jungwirth, founder

Curt Jungwirth, an inventor who holds several patents, hates solid-state circuitry because solid-state parts aren't readily repairable. But let him work with relay switches and standard circuits and he’s able to build almost anything.

After serving in the Airforce, and then twelve years at Freightliner, in 1972 he opened up shop as Curt’s Refrigeration before eventually changing the name ot Tanktemp Control. For forty-five years he has invented, built, installed and serviced Tnktemp's innovative heating and cooling solutions. His goal is always to make something better, more reliable and easier to service should that be required. Even today, you can still find Curt doing R&D in the shop daily.

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Our people

Curt Jungwirth, founder

Curt Jungwirth

Founder and President

Direct: 503.538.8267

Tim Davis

Tim Davis

EVP Business Development

Direct: 503.319.0769
tdavis at tanktemp dot com

Scott Lampman

Scott Lampman

VP Sales and Marketing

Direct: 503.807.6300
slampman at tanktemp dot com

Sherry Bren

Sherry Bren


Direct: 503.320.0444
sbren at tanktemp dot com

Dan Otto

Dan Otto

Shop Foreman

Direct: 503.857.5936
dotto at tanktemp dot com

Larry Bren

Larry Bren

Inventory Manager

lbren at tanktemp dot com



Service Manager

roy at tanktemp dot com




bubba no email at tanktemp dot com



Shop Help

aj at tanktemp dot com


  • Ridiculously rugged

    Always over-built. Never over-engineered. We build our products to last and we don't over-complicate our equipment with circuit boards or computer controllers or whatnot. We reduce the failure points to keep you up and running, season after season. We are in the equipment manufacturing business, not the service business.

  • Portability, dude

    All our equipment is portable. Floor space is valuable and we know it, so we allow you to use your space flexibly, how and when you want to. Easy reconfiguration allows you to reduce hard line cost. Even our largest units are designed to move if you need them to.

  • Powerful as hell

    We offer more BTUs for your buck. We do more work with less energy than other products. For real. We over-build our units with every part: stronger compressors, bigger pumps, more powerful fans, over-sized heat exchangers and condensing coils. Some of our components are our own designs simply because we couldn’t find what we wanted from our suppliers. What’s the point of having a custom fab shop if we can’t make cooler stuff? We don’t settle for good enough; we're satisfied when it meets our specs.

    Why haven't you called yet? Let us show you what we can do for you.

People say

James Cahill, Soter Vineyards

"We simply could not makes the quality of wines we do without Tanktemp's equipment. The Duo DX specifically allows us to make rapid temperature changes we simply can't with other products. This thing is fast and precise."

Ken Wright, Ken Wright Cellars

"Timing is important. We want to get to temperature as quickly and efficiently as possible. With Tanktemp Control's equipment we can take a one-and-a-half ton fermentor that has been in a deep, cold soak to 65 degrees in 10 minutes."