GB2393174A - Portable tank having lifting means - Google Patents

Portable tank having lifting means Download PDF

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GB2393174A
GB2393174A GB0317293A GB0317293A GB2393174A GB 2393174 A GB2393174 A GB 2393174A GB 0317293 A GB0317293 A GB 0317293A GB 0317293 A GB0317293 A GB 0317293A GB 2393174 A GB2393174 A GB 2393174A
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Alex Mcgonagle
Alex Edwards
Clive Griggs
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UBH INTERNAT Ltd
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D88/00Large containers
    • B65D88/02Large containers rigid
    • B65D88/12Large containers rigid specially adapted for transport
    • B65D88/128Large containers rigid specially adapted for transport tank containers, i.e. containers provided with supporting devices for handling
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D90/00Component parts, details or accessories for large containers
    • B65D90/0033Lifting means forming part of the container
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D2588/00Large container
    • B65D2588/02Large container rigid
    • B65D2588/12Large container rigid specially adapted for transport
    • B65D2588/125Intermediate bulk container [IBC]

Abstract

A portable tank assembly comprises a tank 1 and means 23 for use in lifting the tank, characterised in that the means 23 for use in lifting the tank are attached to the vessel or form part of an extension thereof. The tank is defined by a cylindrical wall portion 9 and upper and lower domed ends 5,7. The cylindrical wall portion has an extension 21 to its upper end which provides said means 23 or an attachment location for said means. The lifting means 23, preferably in the form of lugs, may be interconnected by a bracing framework. A base structure may incorporate fork lift pockets 11 and an outer cylindrical sleeve 31 may be supported by a base plate 15.

Description

2393 1 74
Title: Portable Tank DESCRIPTION
The present invention relates to a portable tank.
Portable tanks of the type with which the present invention is particularly concerned are also known as intermediate bulk containers (IBC's) or offshore minitanks. They are frequently used on offshore installations.
They comprise a tank body, usually designed for containing a liquid, and means to facilitate handling of the tank. One known design comprises a box like framework made of hollow section steel disposed along the corners of the box-like framework and within which the tank body is located. The bottom surface of the box like structure incorporates reception locations for the forks of a fork lift device to facilitate movement of the tank from one location to another.
The framework of the known portable tank is heavy, expensive and time consuming to produce. Lifting lugs are attached to the frame and any lifting loads are transferred to the base of the vessel via the framework.
It is an aim of the present invention to provide an improved construction.
Accordingly, the present invention provides a portable tank assembly comprising a tank, and means for use in lifting the tank, characterized in that the means for use in lifting the tank are attached to the vessel or form part of an extension thereof.
Preferably said means is disposed adjacent the top of the tank. Preferably the tank is defined by a cylindrical wall portion and upper and lower domed ends.
Preferably the cylindrical wall portion has an extension to its upper end which provides said means or an attachment location for said means. Alternatively said
means may be provided by or be attached to a collar attached to the shell of the tank.
The means may comprise aperturing to receive lifting means or a plurality of lifting lugs each having an aperture to receive lifting means.
Most usually, the tank comprises a cylindrical portion with domed upper and lower ends. Conveniently, the cylindrical portion is extended to provide the means mounting it to the base structure. The base structure conveniently comprises a circular base plate having a bracing structure secured thereto and defining reception locations for fork lift arms accessible at four locations disposed 90 apart. The base plate is apertured for drainage purposes.
In one embodiment a sheath comprising a cylindrical tube secured to the radial periphery of the base plate and extends upwardly therefrom in spaced relation to the cylindrical wall portion to provide impact protection for the tank. The upper extended portion is provided with means connecting it with the aforedescribed sheath. In a preferred embodiment lifting lugs are attached to the upper cylindrical extension of the tank body. Preferably bracing means interconnects the lifting lugs.
Most usually the tank assembly further comprises a base structure incorporating fork lift reception portions and connected to the tank.
The present invention will now be described further, by way of example only, with reference to the accompanying drawings; in which: Figure 1 is a side view of one embodiment of a portable tank assembly embodying the invention, Figure 2 is a plan view of the portable tank assembly of figure 1, Figure 3 is an inverted plan view of the portable tank assembly of figure 1, and
Figure 4 is a side view corresponding to figure 1 but with the protective sheath removed.
Referring to the drawings, there is illustrated a portable tank assembly comprising a tank I defined by a cylindrical wall portion 3 and upper and lower domed ends 5, 7. The cylindrical wall portion is part of a cylindrical sleeve 9 that extends axially beyond the connection of the domed ends with the sleeve. I.e. the domed ends are secured at a desired position within the sleeve 9. Thus upper 11 and lower 13 cylindrical end portions are defined. The lower cylindrical end portion 13 connects with a circular base plate 15 of a base structure. The base structure incorporates pockets l l for fork lift arms. The pockets intersect one another at 90 apart. The lower cylindrical end portion 13 has a cut out 17 to afford access to a lower tank connection 19.
The upper cylindrical end portion 11 is conveniently cut away to form a castellated top defining four upstanding portions 21 set 90 apart. A lifting lug 23 is secured to each upstanding portion 21 and is apertured to receive lifting means of a crane or other tank handling device (not illustrated). A bracing structure comprising a rectangular framework 25 interconnects the lifting lugs 23. The lifting lugs 23 have radial extensions 27 that project beyond the radial extent of the cylindrical sleeve 9 forming the tank body. An outer cylindrical sleeve 31 is secured to the periphery of the base plate 15 by any convenient means. It extends upwardly from the base plate and is secured to the lifting lug extensions 27.
The extension of the tank wall beyond the ends of the tank provides an advantageous mounting point for lifting lugs. In conjunction with a radially extended base structure it enables a more efficient impact protection means to be provided. The
assembly is considerably simpler to produce than the prior art design and hence is
more economical to produce.

Claims (10)

s CLAIMS
1. A portable tank assembly comprising a tank, and means for use in lifting the tank, characterized in that the means for use in lifting the tank are attached to the vessel or form part of an extension thereof.
2. A portable tank assembly as claimed in claim I in which said means is disposed adjacent the top of the tank.
3. A portable tank assembly as claimed in claim 1 or 2 in which the tank is defined by a cylindrical wall portion with upper and lower end walls.
4. A portable tank assembly as claimed in claim 3 in which the cylindrical wall portion has an extension to its upper end which provides said means or an attachment location for said means.
5. A portable tank assembly as claimed in claim 1 or 2 in which said means is provided by or is attached to a collar attached to the shell of the tank.
6. A portable tank assembly as claimed in claims 3 to 5 in which said means comprises aperturing to receive lifting means or a plurality of lifting lugs each having an aperture to receive lifting means.
7. A portable tank assembly as claimed in any one of the preceding claims and further comprising a base structure incorporating fork lift reception portions and connected to the tank.
8. A portable tank assembly as claimed in claim 7 when appendent on claim 3 in which the cylindrical portion is extended to provide means by which the base structure mounted to the assembly.
9. A portable tank assembly as claimed in claim 7 or 8 in which the base structure comprises a circular base plate having a bracing structure secured thereto
and defining reception locations for fork lift arms accessible at four locations disposed 90 apart.
10. A portable tank assembly constructed and arranged substantially as hereinbefore described with reference to and as illustrated in the accompany drawings.
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FR1000777A (en) * 1949-11-18 1952-02-15 Fouga & Cie Ets Tank for transporting liquids
FR1016942A (en) * 1950-02-15 1952-11-26 Metal tanks for transporting liquids
GB1541141A (en) * 1975-07-30 1979-02-21 Schuetz U Pallet-mounted container for liquids
WO1986005763A1 (en) * 1985-03-26 1986-10-09 Malmsten & Bergvall Ab Container for storing and transporting fluids, bulk materials or the like
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WO1989011428A1 (en) * 1988-05-24 1989-11-30 Commercial Leasing A/S A transport tank, particularly for dangerous substances
GB2339592A (en) * 1998-06-17 2000-02-02 Brideland Services Limited A tank container

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GB636159A (en) * 1948-03-25 1950-04-26 Andre Masselot Improvements in and relating to containers for the transport of liquids, and gases under pressure
FR1000777A (en) * 1949-11-18 1952-02-15 Fouga & Cie Ets Tank for transporting liquids
FR1016942A (en) * 1950-02-15 1952-11-26 Metal tanks for transporting liquids
GB1541141A (en) * 1975-07-30 1979-02-21 Schuetz U Pallet-mounted container for liquids
WO1986005763A1 (en) * 1985-03-26 1986-10-09 Malmsten & Bergvall Ab Container for storing and transporting fluids, bulk materials or the like
US4746034A (en) * 1985-10-17 1988-05-24 Nalco Chemical Company Portable liquid container
WO1989011428A1 (en) * 1988-05-24 1989-11-30 Commercial Leasing A/S A transport tank, particularly for dangerous substances
GB2339592A (en) * 1998-06-17 2000-02-02 Brideland Services Limited A tank container

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