Container-tank made of stainless steel from "Rose of Winds"™.

 

A tank container is a cargo container used for transportation of liquid and gaseous cargoes. Its classic design is a metal tank enclosed in a rigid frame. Sturdy steel frames are the same size as standard dry cargo containers. The tanks are multimodal, i.e. when changing transport, repacking of the cargo is not required, it is enough just to move the container from one transport to another.

 

 

The use of tank tanks is cost-effective and practical for the following categories of enterprises:

 

    forwarding companies (factory-client logistics);

 

    manufacturing plants (raw material owners with the need to store / transport products to their customers, to branches);

 

    construction organizations with their own refueling at the facility (transportation, storage, distribution of fuel).

 

 

The tank-cistern is adapted for transportation by road, rail, sea, by means of standard loading equipment it is easily and quickly reloaded from one mode of transport to another without access to the cargo.

 

 

It is a stainless steel tank housed in a metal frame of a 20/40' ISO container. The standardized dimensions of the tank container make it possible to transport liquids using a non-transshipment technology, ensuring maximum safety of the cargo, saving customers' money, and reducing delivery times.

 

 

 

 

​Depending on the intended purpose, tanks are made of various steel grades with different wall thicknesses. In most cases, these products are made from steel grades AISI 304 (acid-resistant stainless steel) or AISI 316 (highly resistant steel with the addition of molybdenum).

 

 

The purpose of tank containers is reflected in the labeling. The IMO classification was previously used. IMO 0, IMO 1, IMO 2 characterize the types of tank containers designed to transport liquids, IMO 5 - compressed and liquefied gases. A new analogue of this classification system is T-codes, regulated by the Portable Tank Instruction.

 

 

IMO 0 (T0-T6). This group is intended for transportation and storage of food products - water, juices of low concentration, milk, oils that do not require unloading under pressure. The wall thickness of the metal container is 2 mm. If necessary, it can be equipped with a heat-insulating layer and / or a steam heating system. Such containers are used only for food products. If the container was used to deliver a chemical environment, even a safe one, it is prohibited to transport food products in it. The suitability of containers for the transport of products is determined by chemical analysis of the air of an empty tank.

 

IMO 2 (T7-T10). The blocks are designed for the delivery of chemicals that have a low hazard class for humans and the environment and allow bottom discharge. This container is widely demanded when transporting foodstuff. Wall thickness - 3-4 mm. It is possible to install a heat-insulating layer, electric, steam heating.

 

IMO 1 (T11-T22). In such containers it is allowed to transport dangerous chemical environments, as well as substances under high pressure conditions. These are alkalis, acids, household chemicals, oil products. Wall thickness - 4-7 mm. An overflow may be present, which is determined by the properties of the liquid cargo. If necessary, they are equipped with a heat-insulating layer, a steam or electric heating system. Tank-tanks IMO 1 can be used for the transport of goods belonging to the group IMO 2, but not vice versa.

 

IMO 5 (T50). Tank containers of this group ensure the safe transportation of flammable substances, including liquefied gaseous media, requiring compliance with a special pressure regime. These are propane, butane, liquefied petroleum gas and others. Containers used for the delivery of gases cannot be used for the transport of other media.

 

 

 

 

ADVANTAGES OF OPERATION OF TANK CONTAINERS.

 

Tank containers are an innovative solution for the safe, environmentally friendly, cost-effective transportation of all types of liquids.

 

 

Technical and service characteristics determine the effectiveness of the use of this container:

 

Multimodality is the main advantage of tank containers. The standardized dimensions of containers allow them to be transported by road, rail, and water. When changing modes of transport, there is no transshipment of cargo, which significantly reduces the time of transportation, financial costs, labor costs for unloading and loading operations.

 

Reliable storage. Ideal for storing liquids in production after arrival at the delivery point. The tank container does not require a prepared platform, it is easily and quickly installed on any flat surface, the design allows storage in several tiers. The presence of a lower drain allows you to unload the liquid in parts.

 

Economical packaging. The cost of renting a tank container is lower than the tariffs for a traditional road or rail tank car. The absence of transshipment in ports, railway terminals significantly reduces the duration of transportation, transport costs. Additional savings are obtained due to the bulk method of transportation, with a reduction in the cost of the purchase cost of products. Example: Comparison with shipping in 200 liter drums. The volume of the tank container is 23,000 liters, equal to the volume poured into 115 barrels. The cost of one barrel is 1000 UAH/piece. By choosing a tank container, savings of UAH 115,000 are achieved by refusing containers, a kilogram of the delivered goods is cheaper.

 

Increased load capacity. Eurotruck transports a maximum of 88 barrels (17,600 liters), tank container capacity - 23,000 liters. Accordingly, three tank containers replace four trucks, allowing you to save 25% on freight, loading and unloading operations, and documentation work.

 

Convenient operation. The practical design of the tank container simplifies loading / unloading, draining, storage, moving around the production.

 

Maximum safety is ensured by a well-thought-out design, high-tech materials used in the production of tank containers. The very principle of non-overloading technology helps to prevent the risks of environmental pollution and ensure the purity of the transported product.