|INSIDE WIDTH||2.438 m|
|INSIDE HEIGHT||2.438 m|
|DOOR WIDTH||0.000 m|
|DOOR HEIGHT||0.000 m|
|TARE WEIGHT||4190 Kgs|
|MAX CARGO WEIGHT||4190 Kgs|
Tank containers must be at least 80% full, to prevent dangerous surging of the liquids in transit. On the other hand, they must not as a rule be over 95% full, or there will not be sufficient ullage space for thermal expansion. The extent of thermal expansion may be calculated for each cargo on the basis of the following formula:
- ΔV = Va · γ · ΔT
- Ve = Va (1 + γ · ΔT)
ΔV : change in volume
Va : volume at initial temperature a
Ve : final volume at temperature e
γ : coefficient of cubic (thermal) expansion
ΔT : temperature difference in degrees kelvin
Tank containers intended for transporting foodstuffs must be labeled “Potable Liquids only”.
Some hazardous materials must be transported in tank containers with no in- or outlet openings below the surface of the liquid.
Tank containers are generally designed for an operating pressure of up to 3 bar (above atmospheric). The test pressure used is 4.5 bar (above atmospheric).
If the cargo requires temperature-controlled transport, tank containers can be equipped with insulation or heating. The temperature of the cargo may be precisely controlled using temperature sensors.