OJSC “Uralcryomash” plans to develop and manufacture a tank-container with the vessel from composite materials.
These works on development and serial production of the composite tank-container are being implemented under the innovative project of high-technology products creating under the theme: “Designing of a technology for production of tanks from polymer composite materials to transport aggressive agents, chemicals and petrochemicals in containers”, and are financed by the Ministry for Industry and Trade and by OJSC “Research and Production Corporation “Uralvagonzavod”.
On the basis of state-of-the-art, scientific-and-technological achievements it is planned to design and manufacture a composite tank resistant to aggressive agents, to chemical and petrochemical products which are transported in containers, and which will be in compliance with international standards for intermodal transports.
Among the supposed advantages of the new tank-containers are reduction in the vessel weight for at least 20 % in comparison with the similar steel vessels, and preservation of performance features when transporting the aggressive agents, chemical and petrochemical products for at least 15 years, depending on the cargo type.
OJSC “Uralcryomash” plans to launch the serial production of composite containers in 2016.