Tank container

It is specially used for the transportation of liquid goods such as liquid chemicals, liquid foods, various petroleum products and alcoholic goods.

 

The tank container consists of a liquid tank and a frame, and the tank is embedded in the middle of the frame. The liquid tank is the main body of the transported goods, and possible body shapes can include circular, elliptical, or approximately spherical bodies. The frame is usually made of steel or high-strength steel, while the frame size and shape are similar to those of a general container.

Tank containers are classified according to the IMO

IMO 0:

Non-dangerous goods with a flash point above 61 °C, non-toxic and non-corrosive goods, goods outside the embargo list of the International Executing Agency, and some liquid foods.

IMO 1:

For dangerous goods, the maximum permissible working pressure is 1.75 bar (1 bar = 105 Pa).

 

IMO 2:

For the shipment of non-dangerous goods, the maximum permissible working pressure is between 1.0 bar to than 1.75 bar.

IMO 3:

For ordinary liquid or gas tankers

IMO 4:

A tank container with Type 1 or Type 2 but transported via land.

IMO 5:

For the transport of non-refrigerated liquefied gases or less dangerous ambient chemicals.

IMO 6:

A tank container with Type 5 but transported via land.

IMO 7:

Shipment of refrigerated liquefied gas or cryogenic liquefied gas and liquid perishable goods requiring temperature control with thermal insulation.

IMO 8:

A tank container with Type 5 but transported via land.

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