Carbon Dioxide Pressure Vessels and Storage Tanks

In the food and beverage industries there are many requirements for CO2 storage tanks, pressure vessels and gas cylinders, either for growing, production, packaging, chilling, freezing and transporting.

A reliable CO2 gas storage tank is therefore vital if production is not to be disrupted, and IGC Engineering supply any CO2 pressure vessel in a range of sizes and pressures, from 4,000 to 560,000 litres with a maximum allowable working pressure of 25 bar.

Whether it’s a horizontal CO2 pressure vessel or a vertical CO2 pressure vessel that’s necessary for your company’s needs, you can be confident that IGC have the correct model and specifications for you.

Technical Know How
The secret of IGC’s success is that the full range of the company’s technical know how is offered with every CO2 storage tank and gas cylinder that we supply. This means that IGC can provide a full comprehensive service including system design, supply, installation and maintenance.

Complete Installation
A CO2 pressure vessel cannot operate in isolation, so IGC also supply vaporizers, vacuum insulated pipeline and all other components needed to provide a custom built installation. This not only applies to the food industry, but also for water and waste treatment, medical, metal refining, and other industrial applications.

Service and Maintenance
Once a CO2 storage tank has been installed, it is vital that regular maintenance is carried out. Not only does this ensure each models abides to the strictest safety standards, but also to prevent disruption to production processes due to equipment failure. IGC bring extensive technical expertise to this area as well, offering a range of maintenance packages for trouble-free operation.

Further details on our VTC series below…

THE VTC RANGE OF CRYOGENIC TANKS

The new VTC range of cryogenic tanks combines safety, flexibility and easy economical operation. The VTC series includes 15 models with features industrial gas producers and users have asked for, but could not get until now. They include a high performance, standard design and a wide range of options to meet most special needs.

The VTC series is designed for long-term storage of liquefied carbon dioxide or nitrous oxide, and is available in capacities from 4.000 to 62.000 liters and a maximum allowable working pressure of 25 bar.

All tanks are in accordance with EN, AD-Merkblätter or other national pressure vessel codes, as required. Tanks outside this range are available upon request. IGC’s other new series of tanks, the VT series, provides high-efficiency, economical vacuum-insulated storage of atmospheric gases.

Finally, IGC manufactures customized vertical and horizontal storage tanks with capacities up to 560.000 liters. IGC can also supply vaporizers, vacuum insulated pipeline and other components needed to create a complete “customer” installation.

Benefits of the VTC Series

  • Inner Vessel – carbon steel P355 NL2 for low temperature use.
  • Outer Jacket – a combined leg and lifting lug system designed for safe transport, easy lifting and low cost erection using a single crane.
  • Insulation – a proven high quality vacuum-perlite system.
  • Piping – stainless steel piping for reliability and long life, ergonomically arranged workplace, flow diagram and gauges at eye level, easily accessible valves and safety relief valve outlets directed away from the operating area.
  • Valves – stainless steel ball valves (stainless steel or bronze globe valves are optional).
  • Pressure Control – an easily adjustable regulator and an aluminum pressure building coil are standard.
  • Instrumentation – high quality pressure gauge and differential pressure contents gauge.
  • Safety – tanks are equipped with dual relief valves with a variety of options including additional relief valves.
  • Option – electrical pressure building heater.
  • Outer Finish – choice of two durable corrosion resistant white paints, including a new low VOC paint or a standard 2-stage epoxy-polyurethane paint.

MODEL RANGE & SPECIFICATION

Type
VTC4
VTC7
VTC10
VTC12
VTC17
VTC22
VTC27
Gross Volume
Liters
4100
7300
10400
12100
17100
22200
27200
Net Capacity (95% Filling)
Liters
3900
6900
9900
11500
16300
21100
25900
LCO2 1)
kg
4310
7630
10940
12710
18020
23320
28630
LN2O 2)
kg
4120
7290
10450
12140
17210
22280
27350
Daily Evaporation Rate LCO2 3)
%/d
0.09
0.07
0.07
0.06
0.05
0.05
0.05
Max withdrawal rate LCO2 4)
kg/h
1770
1770
St’d withdrawal rate LC02 5)
kg/h
150
185
Weight, empty
kg
3800
5500
7100
8100
10300
12500
14800
Diameter (D)
mm
1800
2200
Overall Width (A)
mm
2050
2200
Overall Depth (B)
mm
2100
2240
Height (H)
mm
3940
5770
7600
61006)
7930
9760
11590

 

Type
VTC28
VTC34
VTC40
VTC46
VTC33
VTC43
VTC52
VTC62
Gross Volume
Liters
27400
33600
39700
45900
33400
43000
53300
61900
Net Capacity (95% Filling)
Liters
26000
31900
37700
43600
31800
40800
49800
58800
LCO2 1)
kg
28740
35260
41670
48200
35150
45100
55050
65000
LN2O 2)
kg
27460
33690
39810
46040
33580
43080
52590
62090
Daily Evaporation Rate LCO2 3)
%/d
0.04
0.04
0.04
0.03
0.03
0.03
0.03
0.03
Max withdrawal rate LCO2 4)
kg/h
1770
1770
St’d withdrawal rate LC02 5)
kg/h
215
270
Weight, empty
kg
16400
19200
22100
24500
18700
22600
26500
30400
Diameter (D)
mm
2500
3000
Overall Width (A)
mm
2500
3000
Overall Depth (B)
mm
2540
3040
Height (H)
mm
9880
11720
13540
15370
8320
10150
11980
13810

Notes:  1) Filling 95% (equilibrium state at 10 barg) 2) Filling 95% (equilibrium state at 1,013 bar) 3) Based on pressure 15 barg and 15°C ambient temperature 4) Stated rates are with the 6 kW electrical heater at tank pressure 15 barg 5) Stated rates are for mid term withdrawal (3-12 hrs) at tank pressure 10 barg and ambient temperature 20°C 6) In case of container transport 200 mm shorter 7) Design and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

DIMENSIONS & MISC INFORMATION

Gas Storage and Gas Cylinder diagram 1 Gas Storage and Gas Cylinder diagram 2 Nomenclature (standard model – not all options shown)  A1 Fill connection A2 Gas return connection EHC Electrical heater (optional) GR Gas return valve LI Level indicator PBC Pressure building coil PI Pressure indicator R1 Pressure control valve / Economizer S1 Safety valves, inner vessel S2 Vacuum safety device S3 Thermal relief valve, PB circuit S4 Thermal relief valve, PB circuit V1 Bottom fill valve V3 Isolating valve, bottom fill V4 Valve, PB outlet V5 Valve, vapor vent / gas outlet V6 Valve, trycock V9 Valve, liquid outlet V12 Valve, evacuation V14 Valve, safety relief selection V50 Valve, LI vapor phase V51 Valve, LI liquid phase V52 Valve, LI equalization