Flexitank is a multi-layer, hermetic and elastic container with a capacity of about 10-24 thousand liters. Its technical characteristics provide the possibility to deliver a wide list of non-hazardous liquid cargoes, both food and some chemical products. The tank is loaded using an electric pump. The loading speed depends on the viscosity of the fluid and the power of the unit; on average, it ranges from 40 to 80 minutes.
Elastic tanks are produced according to special standards that take into account the properties of various groups of cargo.
The elastic and hermetic insert for containers is gradually replacing the traditional barrels, tanks and tank containers. The reasons for the popularity is the affordable cost and reduced labor costs for the delivery of cargo. Oil transportation in flexitanks has several advantages:
- expendability eliminates the cost for cleaning and returning of containers, which cannot be avoided when using a tank or tank container. The product made of polymers is sent for recycling and processing;
- inert shell material does not interact with the contents or not affected by temperature increase during long-term transportation. Products do not lose the quality;
- the use of inserted container for multimodal container transportation increases the safety of the cargo and reduces the cost of delivery;
- hermetic design protects liquids from contamination.