ISO tanks (isotanks) were developed for the carriage of all types of liquids, ranging from, but not limited to portable (food grade) liquids, non-hazardous and hazardous liquids including corrosives, flammables, toxics, and explosives.
ISO tank containers eliminate the risks in transferring liquids from one vessel to another, and provide for an extremely safe, secure, cost effective, and viable mode of transportation.
Container sizes have been standardized “ISO” so that they can be stacked one on top of the other, and so that ships, trains, trucks and cranes at the ports can be specially fitted or built to a single size specification. This standardization now applies across the global industry, thanks to the work of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that in 1961, set standard sizes for all containers. Source: World Shipping Council
The listing of ISO types was replaced by the United Nation “T” code system in 2001. A 25,000 litre ISO tank container can transport the equivalent of 120, 55 gallon/200 litre drums. The time and manpower to load and discharge tank containers is less than the equivalent volume in drums. This mode of transport also leaves a carbon footprint that is almost 50 percent less than that of an equivalent drummed shipment on certain long-haul routes.
Tank Service ISO tanks are used in the transportation and storage of hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals, foodstuffs, and liquefied gases. The tank is welded inside a frame, protecting it from damage during shipping and handling. Tank Service can also custom modify your tank for your specific need.