New ranges of standard storage tanks have been developed in Chart Ferox, a.s., as a result of continuous improvements.

In the development of the new VT and VTC series, Chart Ferox took advantage of its long term experience in the manufacture of cryogenic vessels and close collaboration with leading industrial gas companies resulting in safe, easy and economical operational tanks.

The new VT and VTC series tanks are vertical, stationary, pressure vessels with vacuum perlite insulation for long-term storage of cryogenic liquefied gases under pressure.

The new VT series tanks are available in capacities of 3,000 to 60,000 litres and pressures of 18, 22 and 37 bar, and the new VTC series tanks are available in capacities of 4,000 to 67,000 litres and pressures of 22 bar, in accordance with and conforming to EC directive 97/23/EC (PED – Pressure Equipment directive). Tank design is in accordance with EN 13458-2.

Materials used in the new range remain unchanged, although some dimensions have been modified with respect to material availability, thereby shortening lead times.

To improve manipulation and handling, all tanks are equipped with four stainless steel transport brackets. Furthermore, design of the legs has been modified to ensure high corrosion resistance.

Flatter outer heads allow further improvement of easy access and operation of external plumbing by applying customised piping modules.

These products are guaranteed for five years in terms of vacuum integrity and either a three year durable environmentally friendly surface coating for industrial standards or optionally five years for the application of a thicker coat of paint.

Manufacture of the VT 11/18 prototype will be completed in October 2009. During January and February 2010, Chart Ferox will be switching production to the new design, and by March only the new design of tanks will be manufactured.