Tank Container
Tuesday, October 25, 2016     Category : Containers

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Tanker Container



tanker containerA brief idea about tank containers is explained here. This summary about Tanker containers includes use of tank containers, capacity of tanker containers and types of tanker containers are mentioned.


Tanker containers are also manufactured as per international standards by maintaining quality, safety and environment issues. Each hazardous chemical package has to be mentioned UN number, T code with table, tank type etc. Tank container pressure vessels are also manufactured with or with non ISO measures.


What is the use of Tank Containers?


Tank containers are normally used to transport liquid products, powders and gas both hazardous and non hazardous products.


Tank containers are made of stainless steel with a protective layer of aluminum and polyurethane. The capacity of a fuel tank container varies from 27000 liters to 40000 liters. Both smaller and larger fuel tank containers are available. Approximately 4 lacks to 450000 are available at present which owns by operators and leasing companies such as Stolt Tank Containers, Hoyer, Bulk haul, Newport and VOTG etc all over world.


What are the features of an ISO Tank Container?

Most of the tank containers are manufactured as per ISO standard.  The Air net Inlet valve fixed to the top of the tank and used as a pressure device during loading and  a recovery device during loading.  Three closure in a typically tank container protect from leakage of product.  The pressure testing is done before loading to make sure about leakage and confirm all valves are operational.  Pressure relief valve fitted on tank protects the tank against excess pressure or vacuum. A metal gauze fitted over the SRV(s) when carrying flammable products permits to be expelled but stops flash back. Dimensioned frames fabricated from the tensile carbon steel and comply with ISO dimension.  The Data (CSC plates) shows details of tank container which includes current test data, manufacturer, weight  and capacity.  Document hold which is a sealed tube fixed to the frame of the tank for carriage of pertinent documents like Certificate Of Analysis, Cleaning certificate etc.




  Heating system makes the tanks useful for heat sensitive products. The outer skin around the shell protects the insulation from water which is called Cladding which is made of glass reinforced plastic(GRP) or aluminum.   Man lid located on the top of the tank  is used to enter the tank for internal inspection.  Every tanker container is identified by its unique 4 alpha and 6 numerical number.  The seven digit check digit is derived from formula using the tank number.  The temperature gauge fitted to the rear of the tank provides an indicative reading of temperature of the product.  The ladder and top walkways of a tank container makes easier and safer for access to the the top of tank container.  The earth lug (ground lug) connection of a tanker container supports ground (earth) which helps  at the time of loading and unloading. 

Also read other types of containers : Standard Dry Containers,  Open Top Containers , High cube Containers , Refrigerated Containers (Reefer Containers),  GOH Containers (Garments on hanger containers)  ,Open Side Containers,Half height Containers , Ventilated Containers, Car Carrier Containers,Hard top Containers,Insulated Containers, Tunnel Containers , Platform ContainersFlat rack Containers 


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