Posted on 21 March 2024

Baffle tank containers, commonly known as baffled tanks, offer a range of advantages, particularly in the field of transporting liquid volumes ranging from 20% to 80% of the tank container's capacity. This article delves into the key benefits of these specialised containers, exploring how they contribute to safer and more efficient liquid cargo transport.

Reduced Cargo Movement

Baffle tanks have internal partitions or baffles that help reduce the movement of liquid cargo during transportation. The prevention of excessive cargo movement is particularly crucial when carrying smaller quantities of liquids with low viscosity/high fluidity.

By minimising the swaying and shifting of liquid cargo, the internal baffles contribute to preventing potential damage to both the container and its contents during transportation, enhancing overall transport safety and stability.

Safer Transportation

The enhanced stability and reduced movement provided by baffle tanks contribute to safer transportation of liquids. This is legally required for hazardous products and especially important for sensitive materials, as it helps to minimise the risk of accidents and potential fines.

Versatility and Flexibility

Baffle tanks are suitable for a wide range of liquid cargoes, including chemicals, food products, and other bulk liquids. Baffled tanks offer the convenience of being loaded within the versatile range of 20% to 80% tank container capacity. This not only enhances flexibility but also provides a practical solution to meet the varied needs of our customers.

Compliance with Regulations

Baffle tanks may help meet regulatory requirements for the transportation of certain liquids. By providing a safer and more stable transport environment, these containers can help companies adhere to industry standards and regulations.

Evolved Design of Our Baffled Tanks

Our most recent baffled tanks showcase an evolved design compared to our original builds. The transition from bolted horizontal baffles to welded vertical baffles enhances not only structural integrity but also simplifies the cleaning process. With the new configuration, manual cleaning becomes more convenient, eliminating the need to remove baffles. 

Additionally, all tanks constructed in 2023 feature a full deck walkway design, ensuring 100% coverage on the top of the tank. This updated safety measure exceeds the previous partial coverage, providing a secure and comprehensive walkway for enhanced operational safety. Our new baffle tank containers are equipped with 12 heating runs for effective heating and also hold ADR Tank certification (a.o. L4BN) and are specifically designed and approved for railway, deep sea, truck and barge use.

Contact us today to discuss your specific bulk liquid cargo requirements and discover how our baffle tank containers with innovative designs can enhance your operational safety and efficiency.

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