Chart Industries Inc. have announced that its European operation Ferox a.s. has completed construction on the largest shop vacuum insulated tank in the world.

The 530 cubic meter tank was constructed for Woikoski, a speciality gas producer and distributor in Finland

The thermal efficiency of the vacuum insulated design provided by Chart, is two to three times more efficient than traditional flat-bottom designs, therefore significantly reducing the amount of LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) lost due to unwanted heat entering the storage tank.

This milestone comes only two years after Ferox completed three 500 cubic metre tanks for an LNG terminal in Norway. At the time, these were the largest tanks Ferox had ever built. In mid-2004, Woikoski requested the highest-volume tank Ferox could produce. Upon investigation into the logistics of shipping, Ferox designed, manufactured and successfully shipped the massive tank.