An introduction to…Tube trailers


Bulk quantities of high pressure gases and gas mixtures are shipped in tube trailers. These are trailers with a plural of pressure vessels, also known as tubes, mounted in a horizontal position.

The pressure vessel is made from a pipe which is forged, heat treated and then machined. They are generally manifolded together to create one fill and discharge point. The vessels are then mounted on a trailer, or an ISO container.

Tube trailers are filled at the source or manufacturing point and then delivered to the end-user where the gas can be used to make other products, for onsite processing, or simply transferred to smaller pressure vessels. These trailers are used to carry multiple gas applications, such as industrial gases, pharmaceutical gases, electronic gases and other specialty and chemical products.

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