Large Volume Type-4 Tanks

CanaGas Type-4 pressure vessels (tanks) are made using a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) liner equipped with proprietary stainless-steel port bosses. The CanaGas HDPE liner is 2 meters in diameter by nearly 4 meters in length. Depending on the required operating pressure, the liners are wrapped with either fibreglass in a vinyl-ester matrix or carbon fiber in an epoxy matrix.   

Three of these 10,000 litre tanks will fit inside of a 40-foot intermodal shipping container or ISO frame. Or, four tanks installed inside of a 53-foot container or ISO frame.  Once the piping and instrumentation is installed, the void space is completely filled with a fire-retardant foam which, provides a high level of insulation and protects the tanks from outside heat sources, including direct flame.

The CanaGas ISO frame is made of stainless steel and MgO panels. There are therefore corrosion-resistant; inside and out. Once our pressure vessels are installed and the ISO frame sealed, a CanaGas Transport Module (CTM) is created. A CTM is flame-retardant, very well insulated and, has a high degree of impact-resistance.  

CanaGas offers four operating pressures of its gaseous fluid transport systems: 

7.5 Bar fibreglass tanks for the transport of methanol, DME, ammonia, contaminated water, diluent (C5+) and silica tetrafluoride, a very corrosive fluid.

  • 17 tonnes per 40-foot container. / 22.5 tonnes in a 53-foot.
    No refrigeration required.

7.5 Bar fibreglass tanks in a high-impact resistant container for the safe transport of heavy oil.

  • 230 bbls of heavy oil in a 53-foot enhanced container (For rail transport).
The oil is kept warm for ease of discharge.

15 Bar fibreglass tanks for the transport of propane and LPG.

  • 16 tonnes per 40-foot container, respectively. 20 in a 53-ft.
No refrigeration required. But can be accommodated.

15 Bar fibreglass tanks for the transport of ethylene, ethane, and propylene.

  • ~ 19 tonnes ethylene/ ethane per 53-foot container/ ISO frame.
Refrigeration required for either substance.

40 Bar carbon fiber tanks for the transport of liquid CO2.

  • 20 tonnes per 40-foot container. (only two tanks).
    No refrigeration required but can be used to aid in liquefying CO2.

100 Bar carbon fiber tanks for the transport of pressurized liquefied natural gas (P-LNG).

  • At -50 C, 10 tonnes per 40-foot. 12 tonnes in a 53-ft
At -70 C,
    14 tonnes per 40-foot. 18 tonnes in a 53-ft.