What do you need to know about tank containers?

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Tank containers are also called ISO containers or intermodal containers. These containers are designed for international transport by road, rail or sea. They are the most universal to transport liquids.

Tank containers are divided into three main types: Beam, Frame (Generic) and Swap.

Beam or frame container is a durable container capable of transporting both liquids, gases or chemicals. Easy to repair. Capacity from 10,000 to 26,000 liters.

Frame container is a hybrid of a beam container. Capacity from 7,500 to 27,000 l.

Swap or removable container is the largest capacity container of this type, with a capacity of up to 35,000 liters. It is also possible to transport both liquids, gases or chemicals.

Why you should choose tank containers?

It is:

Economically useful;

Guaranteed cargo security for door-to-door transport;

You can store it full or empty;

It is possible to quickly wash it and immediately transport another product with minimal downtime;

Serves for 20-30 years or more.

Tank containers can be used to transport all types of non-hazardous and hazardous liquids, including:

Liquefied gas;

Flammable substances;

Chemical substances;

Toxic substances (and those that are dangerous to inhale).

Tank containers are welded into a frame that protects it from damage during transport and in the event of an accident. The container’s frame is manufactured in accordance with the requirements of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO standards set clear dimensions and allowable deviations. The capacity of the tank, depending on the manufacturer and tank type, varies from 7,500 liters to 27,000 liters, but the frame is always limited to the ISO standards: 6,058 mm x 2438 mm x 2591 mm (20″x 8″x 8.6″) (Swap tanks have exceptions).

Our consultants are ready to help you if you plan to buy a tank or other kind of container. By the way, you can find tank containers in our assortment.