ISO Tank Container SpecificationsImage result for iso tank

Our fleet ranges in capacity from 21,000 litres to 26,000 litres, including lined units, swap bodies, uninsulated and baffled tanks. Tanks are designed for hazardous, non-hazardous and food grade cargoes and come with steam heating as standard, with options for insulated, uninsulated and baffled tanks.

The stainless-steel construction provides a robust framework, whilst the tank is built to withstand extreme pressure, and the ISO required triple-closure design ensures content is secure. Manufactured for extended use and with an easy-clean design, our ISO tanks are economical reusable and reliable. Indeed, stacking up to nine units high, this fleet of tanks perform excellently for both transportation and storage.

A full range of fittings and accessories are also available to ensure we meet your all your requirements.’

What bulk liquids are transported in ISO tanks?

The bulk liquids that can be transported in an ISO tank include:Image result for loading an iso tanks

  • All types of Water
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Sulphuric Acid
  • Nitric Acid
  • Mining chemicals
  • Food Products
  • Solvents
  • Oils
  • Resins
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Equipment Types

  • Swap body tank – a swap body has a bigger tank which is larger than the frame, usually 23 or 25 feet (7.01 or 7.62 meters) long
  • Food-grade tank – a standard tank container which can only be loaded with food grade products
  • Reefer tank – a tank with the ability to cool the product to be transported
  • Gas tank – a tank that is suitable for the transport of gases
  • Silo tank – a tank for the transport of grains and powders
  • T1 ISO tank container – for wine and light liquids
  • T4 ISO tank container – for non-hazardous edible and non-edible oils
  • T11 ISO tank container – for non-hazardous chemicals
  • T14 ISO tank container – for hazardous chemicals and acids like HCl and zinc chloride
  • T50 ISO tank container – for LPG and ammonia gas
  • T75 ISO tank Container – for Cryogenic liquids
  • SWAP tank container – for cargo above 26,000 to 32,000 metric tons or 25,600 to 31,500 long tons or 28,700 to 35,300 short tons
  • Rubber-lined ISO tank container – for acid-based chemicals

All our ISO tank containers are built with a standard 20 foot ISO frame, constructed to absorb the stress of a full ISO tank. This ensures our ISO tanks can be handled by gantry crane straddles and side loader fork lifts. The ISO tanks are also constructed with low tare weights in mind so your total load can be maximised.

All ISO tanks meet strict regulations (International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code) for safe transport by rail, road and sea.

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ISO tanks are the safest, most efficient, economical and environmentally friendly way for the transportation of bulk liquids both hazardous and non-hazardous products.

The high standards of our ISO tanks come as a result of maintenance undertaken in accordance with the international standards.

Image result for iso tanks containers on a truckServices

  • Innovative and flexible lease solutions
  • New and Used ISO tank container sales
  • Static Storage
  • Testing and surveying
  • ISO tank container cleaning
  • ISO tank repairs
  • Transport solutions by rail, road or sea

QualityImage result for iso tanks container safety

  • Quality Business Management System with fully documented procedures and systems
  • Comprehensive equipment guide provided with each lease agreement
  • All ISO tanks are inspected by an independent third party surveyor before any new on-hire
  • All ISO tanks are issued with a cleaning certificate

Technical Specifications

Type ISO single compartment
insulated and steam-heated tank containers
Capacity Tare weight Max gross weight
30,480kg/36,000kg 67,196lbs/79.295lbs

Dimensions Metric Imperial
Length 6,058mm 19'10"
Width 2,438mm 8'0"
Height 2,591mm 8'6"

Pressures Bar Psi
Working pressure 4.0 58
Test pressure 6.0 87
Steam working pressure 4.0 58
Steam test pressure 6.0 87
Relief valve 4.4 64

Shelf material Stainless steel, 316L
Design Code ASME VIII, division I where applicable

Temperatures °C °F
Maximum cargo temperature 100 - 130 212 - 266

Approvals Lloyds Construction Certificate, UIC, CSC, TIR, IM101, UK (DOT), RID/ADR, AAR600, FRA, TC.
Standard fittings  
Manlid 500mm (20") diameter
Calibration Volumetric calibration chart adjacent to manlid - dipstick provided
Airline 1.5" with stainless ball valve and 1.5" BSP cap
Relief valve 2.5" Max Highflow set at 4.4 Bar - facility to fit a second
Bottom discharge 3" stainless steel foot-valve with butterfly valve and blank flange/3" BSP cap
Top outlet Provision for 3" butterfly valve and syphon tube
Gaskets and seals SWR (sweet white rubber) and PTFE (Teflon)
Insulation 50mm (2") rockwool/polyurathane with G.R.R or aluminium cladding
Steam heating 7.5m2 effective surface area external steam ducts. Inlet and oulet three quarter inch BSP