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Streamlined safety tankers for LPG

27th August 1971, Page 14
27th August 1971
Page 14
Page 14, 27th August 1971 — Streamlined safety tankers for LPG
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• "Streamlined" pressure tankers aimed at affording extra safety are being put into service by the Mond division of ICI Ltd. at Runcorn. Cheshire. for the transport of liquefied gases.

Steel tanks, built to British Standards Specification Class I rating, are strong enough to withstand impacts but external fittings such as valves can be vulnerable to damage in an accident. The latest ICI tankers have been designed to avoid this type of damage, the valve chest which is recessed into the back of the tank, for example, and protected by a substantial steel door. The tanks are filled from the bottom, and the vent valve is fitted in the valve chest, so there arc no protruding fittings on the barrel of the tank.

The semi-trailers. which have been assembled by ICI itself, use tank barrels manufactured by John ThompsonCochranes Ltd, of Annan, Dumfriesshire. Scammell independent rubber suspension running gear is fitted. Although this suspension is no longer in production. Scammell were persuaded to produce a few extra units specially for ICI for tanks currently on order. For the future. ICI will soon be evaluating alternative suspension systems.

Export record for British Leyland

• British Leyland truck and bus division has announced record exports valued at ,E48m during the first six months of this year. During this period 15,249 vehicles were shipped overseas representing an increase of 8 per cent over the same period last year.


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