When the first tank container was presented in the late 60ies, nobody really knew whether they would be accepted by the market.
Today the tank container has an important role for the safe and economic transport of liquids and gases.
The world fleet of tank containers has grown to some 300.000 units and more than 10,000 new tank containers are manufactured each year.
Tank container consists of a pressure vessel (the tank) supported and protected within an ISO frame.
The frame is identical in dimension to an ISO 20' dry freight container, and it uses the same type of corner castings to enable lifting and stacking.
The tank design is governed by international regulations ensuring the safe transport of a wide range of bulk liquids.
A standard tank container is manufactured with a capacity of about 25.000 litres, gross weight of 36 metric tonnes and with a working pressure of 4 bar (pressure test: 6 bar).
A discharge valve is mounted on the bottom; access for loading,cleaning and maintenance is at the top.