The design of tank containers can all to easily be accomplish by following the "book"; by designing strictly to an established code without regard for the ultimate use of the tank, the system it will be used in, the commodity it will transport. In order to properly design a tank container three major areas of consideration must be addressed. (1) the design of the pressure vessel, its support structure and appendages; (2) consideration of the commodity proposed for carriage and the interrelation between the specific commodity or commodities and the previously mentioned design considerations; and (3) consideration of the transport system and the environment and their ramifications on design. The alleviation of the hazards inherent in the transportation of hazardous materials in tank containers through an understanding of the interrelationship between the design of the tank and the hazards is the subject of this paper.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The Proceedings consisting of about 45 papers (about 570 pages) will be available in a bound volume from NTIS about mid-February 1976. Papers from the Fourth International Symposium on Transport of Hazardous Cargoes by Sea & Inland Waterways, Jacksonville, Florida, October 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

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  • Authors:
    • Bohlman, M T
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127078
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Coast Guard
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM