Frequently asked questions

What sizes of  flexitank produces LAF?

The production capacity of the company allows manufacturing flexitanks with capacities from 14 to 24 cub. m. Standard products LAF - flexitanks with capacities 18 cub.m. and 24 cub. m.

What is the maximum weight of the liquid that can be loaded into a container with a Flexitank?

Usually it is loaded no more than 24,000 kg of liquid in the 20-feet container, although some container operators consider that this is too much.

Are there any special requirements for the 20-feet containers for transporting of goods in flexitanks?

Yes, there are. One of the main are the following:

  • Containers, selected for the transportation of  flexitanks, should have a gross weight of not less than 30 tons.
  • If container in a gross weight of not less than 30 tons is not available, the allowable cargo weight shall not exceed 0.6 of the stated maximum load. Container must be certified under the requirements of ISO.
  • Both sides of container must be ribbed along the length of the container. Any container with flat panels can not be accepted for carriage.
  • It is preferable to use leasing containers. It is considered that the lessors impose more strict requirements for container production than the owners of container lines.

What types of flexitank can you offer?

Depending on the type of cargo, offered for transportation, LAF can offer 2 models of flexitank:

1. LAF Standard: 4 inner layers of food-grade polyethylene and 1 outer layer of polypropylene fabric

2. LAF Premium: with addition of an additional barrier layer, warning penetration of oxygen to the cargo (EVOH barrier). Such model of flexitank is used for oxygen-sensitive cargoes. These include: wine, beer concentrate, some types of vegetable oils, etc.

What is the maximum temperature of liquid at which it can be loaded in flexitank?

For security purposes, LAF recommends loading at a liquid temperature not exceeding 60 degrees Celsius. When loading the product at the temperature from 60 to 70 degrees Celsius, loaded Flexitank should remain static for 6 hours after the loading is complete.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of flexitanks with top and bottom position of the inlet valve?

  • for easy loading / discharging, bottom valves located near the doorway are preferable
  • presence of only the top inlet / outlet valve makes the design of  flexitank more reliable.

May the LAF Flexitank be reused?

LAF flexitank is a transport tare for single transportation. Repeatedly, for its intended purpose, LAF Flexitank can not be used.

How much time is it needed to load flexitank?

Flexitank filling time depends on the power of the pump. For security purpose, the loading process should not be less than 45 minutes.

May I load 20,000 liters in Flexitank with capacity of 24000 liters?

No, not fully loaded Flexitank can be damaged by "tsunami”, arising inside during transportation, resulting in the loss of cargo. Acceptable tolerance of load is + - 2% of the stated capacity of flexitank.

What method of determining the amount of the loaded cargo should we be guided by when using flexitank?

The volume of loaded cargo has to be controlled by at least one of two methods:

  • Calibrated measuring device
  • By measuring the weight of the cargo.

What is the percentage of cargo residue in your Flexitank?

Less than 0.6%

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