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[post_date] => 2019-06-04 08:56:54
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[post_content] => Anyone operating with dangerous, toxic or unstable substances understands the importance of top-quality manufacturing standards for the vessels that transport, store and dispense them. The consequences of accidents, spills and leaks when dealing with nuclear, chemical or oil and gas loads can be extensive and devastating – both for the health and safety of handling personnel, the environment, and the bottom line of the companies involved.
For operators that need to transport dangerous substances in harsh handling conditions – often across complex road, rail and sea supply chains and within extreme climatic conditions – the situation becomes even more complicated. Furthermore, supply lines can easily cross national borders or continents, with different regulations and certifications applicable in different states that may impede the passage of goods on the journey between supplier and customer; while the substances themselves may require heating or cooling throughout their journey to maintain safe characteristics. All of which adds pressure on the operator to make sure each tank container system can safely and securely store, transport and dispense the substances they deal in.
“What all of this boils down to is manufacturing processes,” Sebastian Bojarski, THIELMANN’s product line director, says. “Customers don’t have the head space to ensure that each and every requirement can be ticked off when considering new tank container solutions, they want to know that the container will transport and store their substances safely because that safety assurance has been built in to the design when it was on the drawing board.”
THIELMANN has built its reputation around its industry-leading manufacturing processes. It works in a range of design options for its tank container solutions, including single- and double-shell tanks that comply with the German Water Budget Law (WHG). It builds its tank containers systems from top-quality carbon and stainless steel, most commonly V2A/V4A in all grades, but also including special materials such as Hastelloy, nickel and titanium. Critically, the company has also pioneered the design of tank containers that are safer and more robust during transport, by housing its tank containers within standard or non-standard ISO frames - usually 20-ft frames, with options ranging from 5 ft to 40 ft.
These frames provide a safer, more reliable and intermodal way to transport tank containers and the substances carried within them. Unlike traditional tanks that are welded within their frames or the bed of the truck or trailer on which they are being carried, which creates a highly unstable environment for the transport of dangerous or sensitive substances, the THIELMANN design separates the tank from the frame, which takes the pressure off the tank body, offering a much more reliable envelope. It also provides a system that has fewer areas for wear and tear to take their toll, offering a longer service life.
The design work continues inside the tank, where optional inner linings – Chemline, Proco-EMAIL, Säkaphen – provide the extra protection required for the storage and transport of acids or alkalis. Further variants of inner linings are available, including plastic coating – PFA, FEP, Teflon – as well as special interior lacquers, lead linings and glass-enamel coatings.
WHATEVER YOU NEED
For water and drinking water solutions THIELMANN tank container solutions can also be equipped with feed pumps, hose reels, UV drinking water maintenance systems, chlorine dosing units and also reverse osmosis units. In the fuel sector, stationary and independent mobile system solutions are offered, which are suitable for diesel, gasoline and aviation fuel.
Where temperature control is required, heating and cooling systems in various designs are used. Thermal oil, water/steam heating systems, electric heating systems, heating and cooling systems with documentation recorders for media which may only be transported within special temperature ranges can be supplied. Insulations of the tank container are calculated and determined individually during the design stage, depending on the temperature range and end use. Insulation cladding can also be applied to meet different needs; often stainless-steel claddings matt or high gloss are used, but aluminium and fiberglass claddings are also possible.
“The fact is, THIELMANN makes all possibilities possible, and the assurance we provide our customers is documented, certified and tested during our manufacturing process,” Bojarski says. “There are many inferior tank container designs in the market at present, which take a basic one-size-fits-all design and patch on solutions in a haphazard way. At the end of the process, the user cannot be entirely sure what they are operating with – is the unit going to meet required regulations? Will it provide safe passage for dangerous goods? Will it quickly degrade during rough transit? It can end up as a guessing game with dangerous and far-reaching effects.
“Here at THIELMANN we take the guess work out of the equation, and build safety, assurance and engineering excellence into the system from the outset, resulting in a superior product and operating experience for the customer.”
[post_title] => Thielmann: All is possible
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