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A tank container is built to transport liquids, gases and powders as bulk cargo from location to location, they are built to the ISO Standard which means they fit the footprint of a standard shipping container. This is beneficial because it means that tank containers can be shipped across the world, they are also easily moved by road and rail. The maximum size that can be certified to ship is a 26,000 litre tank which is equivalent to one 20ft container. All tank containers are built with an ISO type frame and their tanks are usually constructed from stainless steel, surrounded by an insulation and protective layer of usually polyurethane and aluminium. This makes it suitable to carry food grade products, non-hazardous chemicals and a large majority of hazardous products. ISO Tanks are perfect for carrying aggressive chemicals and all sorts of liquids. They can come double skinned in case of puncture and the flow can remain the second skin, depending on what they being used for they can also come single skinned. They are highly security, have intermodal capabilities, minimal handling requirements, are cost-effective and built from a robust structure. A number of features can be built into tank containers such as Man-ways (inspection holes), Outlet Assemblies, Top flanged connections and P/V relief devices.

Tank Container Types

Tank containers can also be used as €˜donor€™ containers for bespoke tank container modifications. There are a variety of tank containers available on the market, and below we list some examples:

  • Food Grade Tank: This is a standard tank container which can only be loaded with food grade products.
  • Reefer Tank: This allows the transported product to be cooled. 
  • Gas Tank: For the transport of gases.
  • Silo Tank: For the transport of grains and powders.
  • T1 ISO Tank Container: For the transport of wine and light liquids.
  • T4 ISO Tank Container: For the transport of non-hazardous edible and non-edible oils.
  • T11 ISO Tank Container: For the transport of non-hazardous chemicals.
  • T14 ISO Tank Container: For the transport of hazardous chemicals and acids like HCL and zinc chloride.
  • T50 ISO Tank Container: For the transport of LPG and ammonia gas.
  • Rubber-lined ISO Tank Container: For the transport of acid-based chemicals.

Tank Container Examples | Solvent Storage

We supplied an ISO tank container for solvent storage, due to the nature of what was being stored the tank had to be clean so we had the container steam cleaned prior to delivery. Read more:

ISO Solvent Storage Tank Container Case Study >>