ISO tank leasing group Peacock Container has completed a 3-month analysis of the cooling profile of tank containers in cooperation with a researcher from Delft University of Technology.
Temperature sensors were placed at various points inside a heated stainless steel tank to form a comprehensive profile of the heat-retaining capacity and cooling behavior of the container in various situations. Chemical Engineering Masters’ student Julia de Geus comments “A tank container on a moving truck shows a temperature reduction per day 3 to 4 times higher than the daily temperature decrease of a stationary tank”. Our research also looked at the impact of ambient temperature in various locations: among other results, a container stored at an unsheltered outdoor location registered a significant temperature drop in the first 24 hours.
Figure 1. The modelling of the temperature bridges in a tank container is experimentally checked with an infrared camera.
“With these models and findings, we can provide customers more tailor-made information about the temperature of their product in our tank containers. We value this co-operation with a researcher from Delft University of Technology, and aim to continue this research”, concludes Technical Manager ir. Dirkjan Journee.
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