What are Flexitank Reservoirs Used For?

Posted by: miamiseo
Category: bulk liquid transport, Flexitanks

Container trade is responsible for around 60% of all international seaborne trade. The shipping market is worth well over $12 trillion U.S. dollars, with the quantity of shipped goods increasing significantly every ten years.

Today, more than 1.83 billion metric tons are shipped by containers every year. In 1980, that figure was closer to 100 million metric tons. The growth is nothing short of phenomenal. It also comes with some major logistical challenges.

Increased demand calls for more efficient shipping solutions. Efficiency is particularly important when it comes to liquid cargo. For companies of all sizes, the cost and efficiency of the shipping solution can have a direct impact on the fiscal bottom line.

Flexitank reservoirs overcome many of the traditional challenges in bulk liquid shipping, providing a more cost-effective and versatile alternative to totes and drums. Learn what Techno Tanks™ are used for, and the benefits that can be brought to your business.

Flexitank Reservoirs – The Basics

What’s the biggest challenge that you see with your current shipping solution? If your business is like many other small and medium-sized operations in the United States, you can probably relate to more than one of the following…

  • Your current shipping solution isn’t as efficient as it should be. Container space is wasted due to the use of totes or drums.
  • Your loading and unloading handling times are excessive, and it is adding to the cost of your shipping.
  • Your shipping costs are high due to cleaning fees and return fees for reusable drums and totes.

These challenges have existed for years in the industry, but they have been largely overcome thanks to the use of flexible Techno Tanks™.

Flexitank reservoirs aren’t rigid reservoirs. Instead, they rely on an expanding design. The tank expands to fill the volume inside of a standard railway or sea container. This maximizes the available space and increases efficiency at any time that you are shipping non-hazardous goods.

The increase in efficiency is just one advantage of using flexitank reservoirs. In addition, your business can enjoy:

  • Lower total weight of a flexitank (compared to drums, totes, and standard tanks), which can reduce your freight costs.
  • There are low positioning costs because flexitanks tank up minimal space before they are shipped to your destination and filled with your product.
  • They’re easier to load and discharge, and fewer personnel requirements can result in significant cost savings.
  • Flexible reservoirs can be folded before use. You can store your expanding tanks on-site, with reduced storage cost.
  • Flexitanks are single-use, so there’s absolutely no risk of contamination.

Flexitank reservoirs were originally developed for military applications, but have since evolved for use in the private shipping sector. Techno Group develops the highest quality tanks using proprietary engineering methods and materials. Our tanks use FDA approved materials and are perfect for shipping a range of different products.

What Products are Flexitank Reservoirs Used For?

Flexitanks are suitable for shipping or storing non-hazardous materials within standard 20 ft. containers. There is a range of applications that your business can take advantage of today.

Techno Group has collaborated with companies like Hitachi, Shell, Hyundai, and Pepsi, reinforcing the fact that we are a company focused on developing solutions for a broad range of industries. Below are just a few examples of products suited to flexitank reservoir shipping.

Flexitanks have featured heavily in emerging markets. Edible oil exports have been growing steadily over recent years. Palm oil is a natural product that is produced in significant quantities in Africa, Central and South America, China, and South East Asia.

Malaysia and Indonesia are the largest global producers of this incredibly versatile oil. More than 30% of the palm oil exported by Indonesia is shipped inside flexible intermediate bulk containers. Safety from contamination and cost-efficiency using standard container ships makes it possible for exporters to connect with buyers around the world. No longer do companies need to rely on expensive totes, drums, or even ocean tankers.

Even if you aren’t shipping food-grade oil, you will likely be able to find a use for flexitanks. If your cargo is non-hazardous, it’s time to talk to the flexitank reservoir and logistics experts at Techno Group.

Flexitank Reservoirs are Also Suitable for Storage

Some companies have found that flexitanks have versatility even outside of shipping. With on-site containers, flexitanks can be used as bulk liquid storage solutions for nonhazardous goods. It’s not necessary to rely on traditional reservoir systems when flexible bladders are used inside standard shipping containers.

Traditional tanks are difficult to use, they also come with significantly high installation costs. These costs can be prohibitive for some businesses. Tale a look at this case study to see how flexitanks can be used in the food industry.

Ready to Order or Want to Learn More About Logistics?

Techno Group is more than just a leading flexitank reservoir innovator and manufacturer. We also offer end-to-end logistics services for businesses of all sizes.

You’ve seen how flexitanks can be used to improve your shipping operation. Now it’s time to work with an industry leader on your upcoming project. With 24/7 support, we’re ready to help you achieve your goals at the lowest possible cost and without compromises.

Author: miamiseo