Tank container, tank or ISO tank are terms commonly used within the industry to refer to a UN portable tank, a pressure vessel or cylinder surrounded by a protective 20ft container frame. This allows the tank to be easily transported by road, rail and sea. The tank is built in accordance with ISO standard, the aim of which is to create a standardised process of manufacture so that elements are interchangeable no matter the location.
ISO tank containers are designed to transport and store both hazardous and non-hazardous liquids and gases in bulk, including – but not limited to – automotive fuels and lubricants, liquefied gases (LNG and LPG), as well as flammables and corrosives; they can also be used for liquid food-grade products (including beverages). In many instances tanktainers are a preferred option over drums, as they are safer and more cost-effective. Read more about the benefits of using tank containers.
Although most tank containers are fairly uniform in external appearance, the construction materials, linings and fittings vary. An ISO tank's classification depends on the specifications of its shell and fittings, and determines what type of product can be carried.
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Interlease Africa offers a wide range of tank container capacities to meet the requirements of our clients. Our growing fleet of ISO tanks includes:
with capacities of 14 500 to 35 000 litres. All of our tanks are of the highest quality, well-maintained and conform strictly to the latest international approvals.
As is required, our tanks are inspected at time of manufacture and at 2.5 and 5 year intervals by an accredited inspection body. Periodic inspection and test certificates are issued with each tank. Read about the on- and off-hire process.