Everything you want to know about bitumen tanks and the Bitubox

About Bitumen Tanks

Everything you want to know about bitumen tanks and the Bitubox

Different solutions for the transport and storage of your bitumen

We have several possibilities for the transport or storage of bitumen, so we can always find the best solution for your requirements. We have tanks, swaps and Bituboxes in several capacities and with different technical specifications. But every option we offer is a safe, reliable and cost-efficient way to tranpsort or store bitumen. 

All our Bitumentanks and -boxes are tested and inspected by a independent authority that grants our products with the certificates that are needed. Because we build following the strict European quality standards, our tanks, swaps and boxes are a safe and reliable way to transport or store your bitumen. 

Turn the heat on!

At a normal temperature bitumen is solid, it has to be heated above 100°C to become fluid. That means that the product needs to be heated inside the tank or box, in order to unload or process the bitumen. There are several heating options that can be installed inside a tank. Please find below several heating options. Our specialist will gladly advise you which system is the best fit for your requirements. 

 

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Flame tube bitumen tanks and swaps

A used tank container with a stainless steel barrel is used as basis for the rebuild bitumen tank container. Our rebuild bitumen tanks can be used for the transport and storage of different types of bitumen, other fuels and emulsions.

Specifications:

  • Flame tube heating system
  • Capacity: 21.000-35.000L liter
  • Design temperature: 230 C°
  • DN80-DN100 / 3” BSP bottom discharge
  • Heating up to 170 C ° within 8 hours
  • Intermodal -ship/ train/ truck
  • With ADR certificate 

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The Bitubox for high volume bitumen transport

The unique design of the Bitubox makes it a very safe and highly cost-effective way to transport or store high volumesof bitumen. Since the box is modified out of a standard 20ft container, the Bitubox is very suitable for intermodal transport per ship, train and truck. The fork lift pockets make it very easy and safe to handle the box.

Specifications

  • Flame Tube heating system
  • Capicity: 28.000-30.500L 
  • Temperature -20/+230
  • DN80-DN100 / 3” BSP bottom discharge
  • With or without insulation
  • Intermodal -ship/ train/ truck
  • With CSC Certificate

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Flame Tubes

Flame tubes as heating system is a perfect way to heat the bitumen. When these pipes are installed, multiple test will done to ensure the complete integrity of the system. The flame tube system is certified by Lloyds Register and are compatible with IMO/ADR/RID/USDOT regulations. The IMO2 / T3 / L2.65BN codes will be applicable. New sleeves will be put in the pipes to prevent ware and tare of the original pipes.

 

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Thermal Oil Heating

A thermal oil tank has a closed circuit of pipes in the bottom of the tank, where the heated thermal oil flows through. The pipes give off heat through conduction and convection, heating the bitumen or emulsion that is inside the tank.

Specifications:

  • Capacity: 21.000L-35.000L
  • Design temperature: 230 C°
  • DN80/DN100 bottom discharge
  • Insulation 50 MM
  • Intermodal -ship/ train/ truck
  • With ADR certificate 

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Electric Tracing

The Trans Heat SFM cable as electrical heating solution to maintain a tank container to 180 °C - 210 °C.We use a low power density on the cable. This has the advantage that the heat is very well distributed on the surface, preventing overheating of the product.The tank container will be covered for 80% with Trans Heat cable, including the heads.

Specifications:

  • Voltage: 3 x 380-440V
  • Insulation: 50-100mm Rockwool
  • Maintain temperature 180°C - 210°C
  • DN80/DN100 bottom discharge
  • With or without ATEX
  • Intermodal -ship/ train/ truck
  • With ADR certificate 

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Immersion Heating

Meeberg can offer ISO Tanks with electrically powered immersion heaters. These electric heaters can be added to practically every tank, and can reach / maintain high temperatures. These heaters can even be used to keep bitumen at discharge temperature ( 160-200 degrees Celsius).

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Other productcategories you might be interested in

 

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Contact us for more information

If you are interested in buying a open top container or if you need more information, do not hesitate to contact us. 
You can contact us by calling +31(0)88 234 603 or by sending an email to sales@meeberg.com