ISO Tanks

What is an ISO Tank?


A cylindrical pressure vessel made of stainless steel, surrounded by a 20′ x 8′ x 8.5′ framework by various types of protective layers usually polyurethane and aluminum for the transport of hazardous and non-hazardous liquids in bulk. Different skins can be used with an ISO tank depending on the type of bulk cargo it is carrying. It has a manhole on the top along with at least one valve and another valve on the bottom.  The tanks vary in size and type and can carry between 21,000 and 40,000 litres of liquid.

The tank container is widely accepted due to the ease of handling, cost effective and the ability to be inter-modally transported globally. It provides quality and safe containment assurance of the cargo. They are highly reliable, can withstand extreme pressure and damage, and safe way of transporting bulk liquids from place to place.

ISO tanks are designed to meet specific criteria according to the substance they will be carrying. They are highly unlikely to leak or rarely leak which significantly reduces the risk of spillage during movement and loading or unloading processes. It doesn’t require additional packaging materials for the cargo, it can maintain a specific temperature for temperature sensitive cargo and they can be transported by sea, railway, or roads just like general freight containers.

The main highlight of ISO tank is that it satisfies the prerequisites for both a storage container for dangerous cargo and a transportation container, which adds greatly to simplifying the formality procedures for transporting dangerous or risky cargo. The bulk liquids that can be transported in an ISO tank include:

Food Grade Liquids like Milk and other dairy,  Juices, Alcoholic Beverages, Liquefied sugars, Molasses, Vegetable oils etc.

Non-Edible Liquids like Gasoline, Diesel, Heating oil, Industrial chemicals, liquefied petroleum gas etc.


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