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Metal Alkyls Shipping Containers

We maintain a fleet of cylinders, portable tanks, tank trailers and rail cars designed for the shipment of metal alkyls. Shipping containers are designed and constructed to meet all national and international transport regulations and are tested periodically in accordance with the appropriate regulations.

The tables below give an overview of our standard metal alkyl shipping containers. Rail car (34,070 l (9,000 gal) (90% full)) and tank trailer
(22,100 l (5,838 gal)) containers are available only in North America. Labelling will be adapted to local regulations.


Type Volume (90% full)Dimensions
Pyrosafe0.85 l
(0.225 gal)
9.0 cm
(3.562 in)
26.7 cm
(10.5 in)
B-29.8 l
(2.59 gal)
23.2 cm
(9.125 in)
46.4 cm
(18.25 in)
B-519.6 l
(5.18 gal)
30.8 cm
(12.125 in)
53.3 cm
(21 in)
B-2898.4 l
(26.0 gal)
37.1 cm
(14.625 in)
129.5 cm
(51 in)

Portable Tanks

Type Volume (90% full)Dimensions
C-250829 l
(219 gal)
208 cm
(82 in)
81 cm
(32 in)
96.5 cm
(38 in)
C-430 dome type1,465 l
(387 gal)
208 cm
(82 in)
107 cm
(42 in)
122 cm
(48 in)
C-430 saddle type *1,465 l
(387 gal)
208 cm
(82 in)
107 cm
(42 in)
128 cm
(50.5 in)
C-19806,745 l
(1,782 gal)
305 cm
(120 in)
190 cm
(74.8 in)
224 cm
(88.2 in)
ISO **19,200-21,150 l
(5,068-5,5845 gal)
606 cm
(239 in)
244 cm
(96 in)
259 cm
(102 in)

* Saddle type portable tanks are available in Europe only 
** Exact volume of an ISO tank depends on series

Design, construction and maintenance of shipping containers are based on DOT, IMDG and ADR/RID regulations as prescribed for the shipment of pyrophoric, spontaneously combustible, flammable and dangerous when wet liquids.

Years of practical experience working with these materials have gone into the design of these containers. Testing is performed in accordance with applicable regulations and all valves and fittings are tested for tightness prior to each shipment. ISO containers and, when applicable, smaller portable tanks from AkzoNobel all meet the additional standards of the IMO, ISO, ADR/RID, TIR, CSC and UIC.

Please contact us for availability of our products in above or other types of cylinders, portable tanks, and rail car and tank trailer containers.