Composite tank

Pic RSRussian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) in co-operation with ОАО Uralcryomash is participating in a project to develop a tank container made from composite materials. Announced by RS during the TransRussia exhibition in Moscow, the project is part of a state programme on developing the composite materials production industry.

The plan is to design and manufacture a container from polymer composites which would be resistant to aggressive substances, chemicals and petrochemical products and would also comply with international standards for combined transport.

Among the intended advantages of the new tank containers is a 20 percent reduction in barrel weight compared with steel containers. The expected life of the container would be some 15 years depending on the type of cargoes carried.