Tank containers are used to transfer safely, reliable and cost effective, bulk liquid products around the globe both hazardous and non-hazardous. They are large stainless steel containers that have a tube shape and are held in place using a 20-foot Iso frame. They may also be covered by insulation or protective layer of polyurethane and aluminium. Due to the Iso-frame that is keeping them in place they can be transported by road, sea, rail without any difficulties.

Loading and unloading is made possible in tank containers from the top and the bottom with the use of a pump in most of the cases. A standard tank container has a manhole and at least one valve on the top, and there is a valve at the bottom. Loading and unloading is done by connecting hoses of the loading and unloading facility to the valves of the tank. The loading and unloading process may also be determined by the installation and regulations that exist in certain types of products.

Some of the products that are most often transported with tank containers are fruit juices, spirits, oils, toxic liquids, fuels etc. The tank containers are specific for each product category. For example, a liquid that is eatable will be loaded on tank containers that are labeled for this usage only. There is also the possibility to control the temperature of the liquids that enter inside the tank containers using a special mechanism.

The most common dimensions for tank containers are:

  • 20feet
  • 40feet

Below we are listing for your reference information about the dimensions per container type in metric and imperial size. These dimensions are only listed to give you an idea. They are very close to the general standards that exist for these container types but before making any precise calculations for your products it is good to communicate with some freight agents or shipping lines in order to get the exact dimensions of the containers you will be using.

20ft Tank Container Dimensions in Metric Size

Frame Dimensions and Weight
Length Width Height Max.Gross Weight
6.058 m 2.438 m 2.591 m 36,000 kgs
Tank Dimensions
Internal Diameter Seam to Seam
2.322 m 5.030 m

20ft Tank Container Dimensions in Imperial Size

Frame Dimensions and Weight
Length Width Height Max.Gross Weight
20′ 8′ 8′ 6” 79336 Lbs
Tank Dimensions
Internal Diameter Seam to Seam
7.618′ 16.503′

 

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