How To Select The Proper Oil Tank Trailer?

Tank semi-trailer refers to the cargo box part of the tank structure of the semi-trailer. Generally widely used in transporting liquids, gases and other bulk materials. Oil Tank semi-trailers are mainly used to transport gasoline, kerosene, diesel or cooking oil, including vegetable oil and other mediums.


According to different standards and characteristics, Oil Tanker semi-trailers can be divided into semi-trailers with other materials, different uses, different structures and configurations.


Oil Tanker semi-trailers are made of different steel materials according to the various transportation mediums, but no matter which material has a sealed structure to ensure that no leakage or contamination will occur. According to the different transportation mediums, tanker semi-trailers can be divided into food-grade and non-food-grade types. According to the preference of each region and country, tanker semi-trailers have other structures, including cylindrical or square ones. According to the transportation of different media and volumes, the various configurations of the tank semi-trailer are also different.


How do you choose a suitable Oil Tank Trailer? First of all, you need to select the proper manufacturer. Secondly, you need to choose a Oil Tank Trailer with high-quality materials. And then, you need to select the appropriate Oil Tank Trailer structure and design according to the needs and transportation of the medium.


The most important thing to consider when choosing a manufacturer is the quality of the product. And, of course, the cost and budget of the product. As well as the certification and qualifications of the manufacturer and the terms of the manufacturer’s warranty.

What is a Oil Tank Semi-trailer?

Oil Tank semi-trailer is one of the types of tank semi-trailer, composed of a tank and a chassis. Through the name can be learned, oil tank semi-trailers are used to transport oil mediums, including edible grade cooking oil and non-edible grade gasoline, diesel and other mediums. Compared with ordinary tank semi-trailers, oil tank semi-trailers can effectively improve transport efficiency in the same cargo, reduce transport costs, and save fuel consumption.


The lower part of the tanker semi-trailer is made of high-strength steel, characterized by high load capacity and strong pressure resistance. First of all, about the axle, there are three-axle, four-axle or multi-axle classifications. You can select the number of axles according to the amount of load capacity. There are many brands of axles to choose from, such as HANDE axles, FUWA axles, BPW axles, local brand axles, etc… Different axles for different tonnages can customized according to the requirements. The axles will be lifted according to the other provisions of the dump tipper trailer. This function will reduce the weight of the semi-trailer and the fuel consumption. There are generally two types of suspension: mechanical suspension and air suspension. It will suit different transportation needs and road conditions. Mechanical breaks are simple, durable and with low maintenance. Air suspensions are smoother, reducing vibrations and bumps on the road, minimizing wear and tear on the semi-trailer and the cargo and prolonging the service life of the semi-trailer.


The tank section of an oil tank semi-trailer is the core component of the entire tank semi-trailer. And this part is used for storing and transporting medium such as liquid oil. The tanks can be of round and square design. They are all made of robust, high-strength steel to withstand the weight and pressure of various oil mediums.


The Oil Tank semi-trailers are equipped with dual-line pneumatic brakes, stability control, ABS and other safety features, improving the tanker’s ability to handle complex road conditions and ensure transportation safety.

What are the material classifications of oil tank semi-trailers?

The material of the oil tank semi-trailer can be different according to the transportation medium. It includes edible and non-edible grade oil. The following is a classification of some common tank materials:


Transportation of edible oils: Due to the palatable nature of the oils, there are special requirements for the tank material. Generally, food-grade stainless steel is used, such as stainless steel 304 or stainless steel 316. Stainless steel is easy to clean and disinfect. The surface is smooth, and it is challenging to breed bacteria and microorganisms. This function ensures that the transport medium is hygienic and high quality. This material is oxidation-resistant and is not easy to rust or discolour, so that it can maintain a good appearance. The climatic conditions of different countries are different, and stainless steel also has high and low-temperature resistance characteristics, so it is suitable for the transport of mediums under extreme conditions.


Transportation of non-edible grade oil: transporting such mediums for the tank material has no special requirements. It has generally carbon steel, aluminium alloy and stainless steel.

Carbon steel material: this material has corrosion resistance and compression resistance. The cost is relatively low and suitable for buyers with a specific budget, so the oil tank semi-trailer made of aluminium alloy has a very high-cost performance.

Aluminium alloy material: aluminium alloy material has the characteristics of being lightweight and can reduce fuel consumption. It is very suitable for the transport length, but aluminium alloy material is not enough for corrosive media.

Stainless steel material: corrosion resistance. Stainless steel material is expensive but has low maintenance costs.


So, the choice of what material to use for the tanker semi-trailer can be based on your budget and transportation medium.

What are the types of structures and configurations of tank semi-trailers?

The tank part of the semi-trailer is the core part of the whole semi-trailer. And the construction of the tank can be round and square according to their respective preferences. When choosing the right oil tank semi-trailer, we must know the transportation mediums and the volume. Knowing this information, we need to know whether the tank needs to be divided into compartments and whether the tank needs to be installed with a wave plate. For example, if a 45 cubic meters tank semi-trailer is not divided into rooms and fitted with anti-wave plates, when the driver brakes, the whole tank will have an enormous impulse, which will cause hidden danger to the driver’s safety and also affect the cost and efficiency of transportation.


In addition, the tank can be divided into compartments to prevent the mixing of different liquids, which can improve transportation stability; installing anti-wave plates in the tank can ensure transportation safety.


Oil Tank semi-trailers are usually equipped with various safety devices, such as anti-overflow devices, safety valves and explosion-proof devices, which can ensure transportation safety, improve transportation stability, and prevent accidents.


The Oil Tank Semi-Trailer is made of high-strength steel to ensure the safety of transportation. The different designs are more suitable for transporting different mediums, improving transportation efficiency.

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