Uralvagonzavod makes tank container with composite barrel

22 April 2015 (09:17)

April 22, 2015. Uralvagonzavod Corporation developed KTsKh-PKM25/0.4, a new tank container with barrel made of composite materials.

According to the corporation’s press service, the tank container has no counterparts anywhere else in the world and is a promising new product that will enjoy great demand on the isotainer market: at the moment, the only containers available for multimodal freight forwarding are steel ones.

The innovative tank container is meant for transportation of hazardous cargo (including hydrochloric and ortho-phosphoric acids and natron) by automobile, sea, and 1,520-mm railways. The tank weighs 4,350kg, with freight capacity of 36,000kg.

‘The new tank container was designed with several functions in mind, including an increase in the efficiency of chemically aggressive substances and product quality retention. It was also important to make sure the design of the container could allow for transportation of products with similar chemical composition, raise the tank’s freight capacity and lifespan, and ensure reliability and safety,’ the press service says.

Given the growing demand for multimodal shipments and the container’s unique characteristics, the corporation feels the demand for the new tank container will keep increasing.

The new tank container will soon undergo certification procedures with the help of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping. Once the tests and certification procedures have been completed, the corporation will start making the tank on a large scale.

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