Flexitank; Safe transport of Liquids and Dry Cargo

Sea Transportation with FlexitanksThe safe transport of non-hazardous liquids and dry cargo is all attributed to Flexitank. Flexitanks serve the needs of customers by ensuring a secure transfer of liquids in bulks around the globe. These flexible tanks are much lighter and more efficient as compared to other storage containers. They have a fair advantage of convenient storage setup and rustproof material. Not only that, the liquids stored in Flexitanks can easily be discharged without the possibility of wastage. The material of the tank does not contain any organic proportions in order to keep the liquids safe from any reaction. Since the whole tank is made of flexible material; it can be easily disposed of after transportation of liquid bulks.

Storage Capacity and Usage

Flexitank container has different sizes of storage area. It majorly depends on the type of liquid which is required to be transported through tanks. The storage area of a Flexitank is the space available inside the flexible walls of the storage tank. If the liquid is to be transported through the sea, the size of the storage container used standardly is 20ft high. Usually, liquids such as fuels and pharmaceutical substances are transported by means of the sea. The Flexitank for sea transportation contains a storage capacity of more than 20,000 liters of liquid bulk. However, the capacity for different Flexitanks varies as per required. The tanks with most common fluid capacities include 16,000 liters to 24,000 liters of bulk storage. Usually, oils are transported through Flexitanks. Other liquids include drinking water, malt extracts, detergents etc.

The Flexitanks can be used in several ways. Several liquids or dry cargos are transported by road as well. Flexitanks can be loaded on various transport vehicles based upon manufacturer’s approval. Flexitanks are not specified for a certain method of usage or transport. If the bulk of a certain liquid is to be shipped through the sea, then the installation process takes place at container depots. On the other hand, if the bulk is required to be transported by road, then the Flexitanks are installed over a specific transport vehicle in warehouses or industries where the liquids are produced.

Usually, the loading system of a tank is fitted to the bottom. There is a storage valve present in the Flexitank. The valve enables the inward and outward flow of liquids within the container. Once the liquid is loaded inside the tank, the door of the container is closed after tightening the valve. It is quite important to check the doors of the containers once the liquid is stored in the Flexitank inside the container. The loaded bulks are transported safely without the possibility of leakage inside the container. However, it is also very important to make sure that none of the precautions indicated by manufacturing company is violated.

Flexitanks are the most convenient fluid transporting containers used globally. These wonderful flexible tanks allow the transportation of hundreds of kinds of liquids in bulks in the easiest way possible.

What is the Flexitank?

parts-of-flexi-tanksFor companies that are into serving globally, there is a need for them to come out with great ideas in order to cut down their cost into every angle and so to be more competitive as well. And this might come along with being open-minded and creative for all the possible solutions like the logistics needs of the company.

There are companies that are looking for ways in order to save money when it comes to shipments. One among the huge costs with regards to shipping bill would be the loading of the product into the tanker containers since they are considered to be special equipment. But there could be an alternative option to consider and this would be the use of Flexitank.

So what is this Flexitank?

Flexitank is considered as a bulk liquid container that is constructed with many layers of polyethylene along with outer covering of the woven polypropylene having a volume from twelve up to twenty six thousand litters. And it is intended for transportation of those non-hazardous liquids with the use of the standard 20-foot sea or a railway container.

Or in simpler terms, it would convert a 20ft container right from a dry goods carrier into a liquid carrier. It would be fitted in the ocean container therefore rendering cost-effective and healthier alternative to numbers of shippers of liquid products in bulk.

In addition, Flexitanks are made with the use of custom formulated blended polyethylene wherein the ingredients are being approved by the FDA as for the carriage of wide range of liquid products. They are also being approved by numbers of stringent international bodies as for the carriage of bulk liquid products therefore rendering it as safe and sound and also making it to be a highly environmental-friendly packaging option. It is also considered for single use and would offer safe, flexible, cost-effective and dynamic solution for all the needs in terms of transporting liquid products.

flexitank mictogramWhat are the advantages of using Flexitanks?

Indeed, Flexitanks could offer wide numbers of advantages and some of these advantages are the following:

  • Cost effective solution and considered to be a lot cheaper compared with tank containers, IBCs and drums
  • There would also be no costs for cleaning and disposal
  • It offers low labour for handling, loading and filling
  • There would be very low positioning costs
  • Faster loading than IBCs and drums
  • Door to door delivery
  • Lower product loss for unloading
  • There is no need for intermediate bulk storage or for forklift in order to unload or load container
  • It is also available even in remote areas
  • Environment-friendly, recyclable and clean
  • No risk of contamination, there is no need for return loads and no demurrage
  • Maximized payload because of lightweight
  • There will be no delays with regards to obtaining bulk tanks due to the imbalance of the global freight traffic

Those are among the advantages when it comes to using Flexitanks over other packaging options. Indeed, this alternative solution could let you save significantly through reducing in terms of transportation definitely of great help to numbers of companies all over the world.

LiquaTrans – Big Bag Provider