To keep up with the increasing globalisation of industry and trade, new solutions must be created, and existing ones continually developed. One such solution in the international liquid transport economy is the humble ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) tank, a largely unsung hero in the industrial gas sector.
Unless involved in the liquid and gas transport industry, little thought is given to these cylindrical storage units which allow consumers to enjoy the benefits of myriad products and commodities such as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, chemicals and solvents, heating and vegetable oil, and gasoline and liquefied natural gas (LNG).
To understand the importance of ISO tanks and how fundamental a role they play in bulk liquid shipping, gasworld navigated the history of the container, from its origins as a transport device for aircraft engine oils to a safe method for the shipping of hazardous goods, through to modern day, where its use in medical oxygen delivery during the Covid-19 pandemic has seen lives saved across the world.
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