Hoyer develops new generation of tank container

Under contract to a major chemical industry customer, HOYER Group engineers pooled their specialist knowledge and developed a new generation of titanium tank containers for highly corrosive dangerous goods.
After two years of intensive development work and construction time, two units have been brought into operation. The project team made a successful breakthrough by attaching the steel frame to the titanium tank - the new heating system is another achievement.
As a logistics solutions provider with experts in various disciplines in its own ranks, including engineers and chemists, and with strong partners at its side worldwide, the HOYER Group accepted challenging problems brought to it by customers. For them, the company constantly develops the best possible logistics solutions, on which its role as an innovations leader in the market is based.
In order to guarantee the highest degree of quality, safety, reliability and sustainability, construction materials compatibility is always given top priority when developing tank containers for particular dangerous goods.
The two new titanium tank containers were developed and built specifically to transport molten MCA (monochloroacetic acid).
The HOYER Group leases the containers to a chemical industry customer with worldwide operations, for which it transports the highly corrosive product at elevated temperature.
Because conventional rubberised or coated stainless steel tank containers do not withstand the product requirements and transport conditions, HOYER developed a customised solution made of titanium.
Hans Demarest, engineering director of the HOYER Group at its headquarter in Hamburg, said: “Corrosive dangerous goods are among the most challenging products from the logistics point of view. Managing the supply chain on the manufacturer’s side, maintaining optimum transport conditions and delivery to the end customers on the haulier’s side require special know-how and experience.”
Attaching the titanium tank to the stainless steel frame was a challenge for the project team, because normally the two construction materials cannot be bonded together due to their properties.
Together with well-known manufacturers, HOYER found a new way to successfully combine the tank bodies with the frame.
Another key component is the specially-developed heating system with Ex approval, which ensures that the required cargo temperature is maintained until it is unloaded.
Like all the HOYER Group’s newly-built tank containers, the two new acquisitions were also equipped with smart technology.
Titanium is not only resistant to corrosive products. Its durability is another of the metal’s positive aspects.
He added: “In HOYER, we already included the first titanium tank containers into our fleet 30 years ago. The three units from the early days are still in use up to the present time.”
For this project, HOYER Group worked hand-in-hand with an external tank container manufacturer and a renowned producer of titanium vessels.
Their long years of experience and extensive know-how contributed to the development of an optimum solution.
HOYER’s project team prepared the tank container specifications, controlled the entire production operation from planning to delivery, and accompanied and were responsible for continuous quality assurance.

Jan 23, 2023
As part of the chemical and food logistics chain, the European Federation of Tank Cleaning Organisations (EFTCO) and its associated cleaning stations have always focused on their responsibilities for food safety, hygiene and of course, sustainability. Becoming more environmentally friendly and cutting waste has become an urgent priority. That is why the ECLIC board,... [Read More]

Jan 16, 2023
Boasso Global, a provider of cleaning, depot, maintenance and transportation services for the ISO tank container industry, has officially opened its new headquarters. The grand opening celebration in the Water Street Tampa community was held on 11 January and was attended by Boasso Global’s team, Tampa Bay’s Mayor Jane Castor, Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce members,... [Read More]

Jan 12, 2023
Dinges Logistics has expanded its fleet with an additional reachstacker for empty containers. This decision is based on the fact the company opened another site last year, which offers an additional logistics space of approximately 15,000 square meters. The storage capacity for empty containers has now been increased. In order to still ensure proper logistical processes... [Read More]

Jan 11, 2023
Wilhelm Ernst, or Ernst Logistiks, has been running successfully since it started in the road haulage business in 1928. The family business developed and evolved from the transportation of bitumen in the 1950s and the transportation of silo products such as flour in the 1960s to becoming a provider of broad logistic services for tank trucks and tank containers. The... [Read More]

Jan 6, 2023
Vopak and Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies have agreed a joint venture for hydrogen storage, transport and supply. LOHC Logistix will be based on Hydrogenious’ Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology. Located in Germany, it will support both parties to facilitate their efforts to supply green hydrogen to off-takers, using LOHC-based transportation via ship,... [Read More]

Jan 3, 2023
Claessen Tankcleaning Venlo have been passionately focusing on the internal and external cleaning of road tankers, tank containers, bulk trucks, trailers as well as IBC containers for the past 22 years, . The Dutch-based firm cleans a range of products from food as well as non-food items. The company also prides itself in the cleaning of toxic or heavy reactive goods,... [Read More]

Dec 20, 2022
Maximum utilisation can only be guaranteed if tankers and vehicles are quickly back on the road. Industrial and commercial containers are not only filled and emptied repeatedly during their life cycle. Depending on how they are used, they also need to be cleaned regularly to remove contamination such as food residues, latex, limescale, rust, cement, copper debris,... [Read More]

Dec 14, 2022
Moreno Romanini, technical manager at OMZ, speaks to Tank Cleaning Magazine, about its successes and challenges the company faces. Can you tell us a bit about your containers that are used within tank washing plants and can you explain how they work? At OMZ, we help meet the needs of our customers to speed up assembly operations by creating thermal and pumping plants... [Read More]

Dec 12, 2022
Bertschi Group has doubled its terminal capacity at the ValuePark Terneuzen to meet the growing market demand for storage and intermodal solutions. The Swiss chemical logistics company Bertschi Group has built a network set up for rail, road and waterway transportation throughout Europe. Bertschi opened its 12,000m2 rail terminal at ValuePark Terneuzen in May 2008.... [Read More]

Dec 8, 2022
INEOS Inovyn is to become the first company in Europe to use a hydrogen truck for PVC transportation. The new truck was presented at this year’s INOVYN Awards ceremony on 20 October. Deliveries with the new truck will begin at the end of Q1 2023, from INEOS Inovyn’s PVC production plant in Tavaux to Benvic’s plant in Dijon. It is expected that 60 tons of CO2... [Read More]

137 queries in 0.894 seconds.