Lincoln Composites has introduced their Titan™ Liquid Bulk Transport tank. This unit is comprised of four composite tanks that meet the specifications of a universal shipping container, allowing for transport via ship, rail, or semi on existing infrastructure.
The tanks are require three basic parts to complete the engineering challenge. An inner liner made of High Density Polyethylene provides an impermeable layer to hold the gas.
Next, a filament-wound composite shell made with epoxy and carbon fiber contains the pressure of the gas. A Polyurethane coating on the outside of the tank protects from moisture and abrasion.
The system is designed for Natural Gas, Hydrogen, Argon, Helium, Nitrogen, etc. Existing transport via semi truck is accomplished with large steel-tanked semi trucks that are heavy and prone to corrosion. The TITAN composite solution allows for multiple transport options (rail, ship, semi) as well as lower tank weight. The gas stored versus the tank weight is a huge advantage over steel tanks.
Lincoln Composites claims that traditional steel tanks hold 4000 SCM less CNG than the TITAN™ and weigh 16,000 kg more than the TITAN™ composite tanks.
For more information, check out the Titan page at Lincoln Composites.