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1. WO1997029030 - APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSPORTING HYDROCARBON PRODUCTS

Publication Number WO/1997/029030
Publication Date 14.08.1997
International Application No. PCT/IB1997/000080
International Filing Date 05.02.1997
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 02.09.1997
IPC
B65D 88/12 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
DCONTAINERS 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
88Large containers
02rigid
12specially adapted for transport
B65D 88/74 2006.01
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
DCONTAINERS 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
88Large containers
74having means for heating, cooling, aerating or other conditioning of contents
CPC
B65D 88/121
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
DCONTAINERS 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
88Large containers
02rigid
12specially adapted for transport
121ISO containers
B65D 88/128
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
DCONTAINERS 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
88Large containers
02rigid
12specially adapted for transport
128tank containers, i.e. containers provided with supporting devices for handling
B65D 88/745
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
DCONTAINERS 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
88Large containers
74having means for heating, cooling, aerating or other conditioning of contents
745blowing or injecting heating, cooling or other conditioning fluid inside the container
B65D 88/748
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
DCONTAINERS 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
88Large containers
74having means for heating, cooling, aerating or other conditioning of contents
748for tank containers
Applicants
  • GURTNER, Daniel [CH]/[SG]
Inventors
  • GURTNER, Daniel
Agents
  • WILLIAM BLANC & CIE
Priority Data
9601073-106.02.1996SG
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSPORTING HYDROCARBON PRODUCTS
(FR) APPAREIL ET PROCEDE DE TRANSPORT D'HYDROCARBURES
Abstract
(EN)
The present invention is a tank (20) disposed within a container (10) for storing, transporting and delivering nongaseous hydrocarbon products such as bitumen efficiently, safely and economically. At least one heater (16) is located at the bottom section of the container (10) for raising and/or maintaining the temperature within the container and around the tank (20). An inlet (22) is provided for loading liquidified hydrocarbon products into the tank (20), and an outlet (26) is provided at the bottom of the tank (20) and through the container (10) for unloading the hydrocarbon products. The present invention permits nongaseous hydrocarbon products to be transported in bulk as soon as they are loaded and without waiting for such products to solidify. The preexisting insulation of the container (10) combined with the trapped air in the container and the hull of the tank (20) provides additional insulation for the present invention. As a result, reheating of nongaseous products is obviated as heat loss is minimal. At the same time, temperature on the surface of the loaded container (10) is at ambient temperature, thus making it suitable to existing mode of transporting containers (1). It follows that the present invention is not only safe but achieves energy efficiency and cost savings not possible under prior art apparatus and methods.
(FR)
La présente invention se rapporte à un réservoir (20) disposé à l'intérieur d'un conteneur (10) conçu pour le stockage, le transport et la livraison d'hydrocarbures non gazeux, tels que le bitume, de manière efficace, sure et économique. Au moins un dispositif de chauffage (16), qui est disposé en partie basse du conteneur (10), sert à élever et/ou à maintenir la température à l'intérieur du conteneur et autour du réservoir (20). On dispose d'un orifice d'admission (22) qui sert à charger les hydrocarbures liquéfiés à l'intérieur du réservoir (20) et d'un orifice de sortie (26), situé en partie inférieure du réservoir (20) et disposé à travers le conteneur (10), qui sert à décharger les hydrocarbures. La présente invention permet le transport en vrac d'hydrocarbures non gazeux, aussitôt le chargement effectué et sans attendre la solidification. L'isolation préexistante du conteneur (10), associée à l'air piégé à l'intérieur du conteneur, ainsi que la coque du réservoir (20) fournissent une isolation supplémentaire dudit réservoir. Il est par conséquent inutile de réchauffer les hydrocarbures du fait que la déperdition thermique est minimale. Dans le même temps, la température à la surface du conteneur (10) chargé est égale à la température ambiante, ce qui rend possible l'utilisation d'un mode de transport existant de conteneurs (1). La présente invention présente des avantages non seulement au niveau de la sécurité, mais également au niveau de l'efficacité énergétique et au niveau des coûts, ce qui n'est pas le cas des appareils et procédés conformes à l'état antérieur de la technique.
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