4 Things Liquid Transporters Must Bear In Mind When Buying Cartage Tanks

Transporting liquid substances such as water, molasses, and pesticides requires a quality cartage tank to ensure the safety of people and protection of the environment. Cartage tanks are available in different sizes to suit diverse transportation needs. In addition, the manufacturing process provides that such containers are resistant to harsh elements such as sunrays and rust. This article reviews some things to bear in mind when buying cartage tanks.

Sizing -- Whether you are transporting water, industrial chemicals, or pesticides, you need a cartage tank that can store such liquids with ease. Cartage tanks are designed in different sizes ranging from 500 litres up to 15,000 litres. Furthermore, the dimensions of the containers vary to fit different vehicles configurations. For example, a flatbed truck can accommodate a 4000mm x 2350mm tank. The height also differs depending on the type of liquid to be transported and the kind of vehicle. Irrespective of size and dimension, ensure that the cartage tank is freestanding to offer stability when in transit.

Liquid Movement -- The sloshing effect is the phenomenon where a partially filled tank causes the liquid to move back and forth, as a vehicle moves. Imagine the danger involved when hauling flammable industrial chemicals in a sloshing truck. The effect can be devastating as it can spark off a liquid leak thereby causing a tank to burst into flames. The leaks can induce massive pollution while the potential explosion can cause deaths and damage to property.  Besides, sloshing is likely to trigger instability concerns, leading to accidents. Installing panels that partition a cartage tank (also known as bulkheads and baffles) reduces the sloshing effect. You can buy baffle balls, which serve the same purpose of minimising fluid movement.

Resist Internal and External Impact -- Choose a cartage tank material that can reduce internal and external impacts. A tank should be ideal for transporting liquid in all kinds of terrain, both even and uneven. Poly cartage tanks are suitable for absorbing such impact because they can assume their shape when they are dented, dropped, or hit. Steel cartage tanks are sturdier and durable, but in case of any deformity, it might cost you more to repair compared to plastic.

Corrosion and UV Stabilizer -- With Australia being among countries that record the highest UV radiation levels, then cartage tanks should be designed to withstand such conditions. Tanks, especially the poly type, must be built with UV-stabilised material that curtails discolouration and cracking. In this sense, if you opt for a poly cartage tank, ensure that it meets the Australian standards for quality and transportation of liquids. Furthermore, the internal and external surfaces of the tank should not be susceptible to corrosion.