Weitefeld, Germany, 26th June 2015: Providing solutions for transporting some of the most highly corrosive liquid chemicals is an everyday occurrence for WEW. A newly launched product, the 8, 350 litre / 2, 205 US gallons Bromine tank, is another example of this capability.
The tank which is designed to be transported throughout the supply chain, whether by road, rail or sea, is based on a 20ft ISO container footprint and is manufactured from pressure vessel quality steel, SA 516 GR 70N, and is lined with lead which is resistant to the corrosive properties of bromine.
“We have over 40 years’ experience of designing high integrity tanks such as the 8, 000 litre bromine tank we are announcing today”, said Dr Ulrich Bernhardt, Chief Executive of WEW. “The integrity of our solutions have been proven in a wide range of situations and have never been known to fail, a true testament to the quality work produced by the staff of WEW, ” he added.
The 20ft x 8ft x 8ft unit is fitted with a flanged manhole, two filling / discharge connections on the manhole, a pressure connection and a safety valve connection, has maximum gross weight of 30, 480 kgs and a working pressure of 13.8 bar or 200 psi.
The containers have been tested to a variety of standards including CSC, ASME VIII Div. 1, U-Stamp, ADR, RID, IMDG T22, CFR 49 T22, and ISO 1496/3 and UlC 592 as far as applicable. Prototypes have been built and successfully tested by major bromine producers and one leading leasing company.
Bromine is used widely as a flame retardant, as fuel additive though this is reducing, in oil exploration and in a variety of chemical compounds used across industry.
WEW Westerwälder Eisenwerk GmbH provides specialist tank containers and swap tank solutions for transporting and storing liquids, gases and dry bulk. WEW tank containers have approvals for transporting more than 1, 800 hazardous liquids and toxic gases worldwide. WEW serves the Oil and Gas, petrochem, logistics and defence markets with a range of bespoke designs.