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Ethylene TANK rental services

ETHYLENE (UN1038) and Ethylene ISO tank rental

Characteristics

Flammable and colourless gas with slight odour. Gas density is slightly lighter than air.

Source

Ethylene is mainly produced in chemical refineries by different cracking processes depending on the rawmaterial/product stream used. In this process, heavier hydrocarbons are broken up at high temperature to form C₂ and C₃ hydrocarbons, mainly unsaturated ethylene.Combined compression and distillation steps yield pure ethylene. Smaller volumes of ethylene are produced by passing ethyl alcohol vapours over dehydrating catalysts at 360–470°C. Ethylene may also be produced by the pyrolysis of ethane.

Applications

Ethylene is the starting material for many industrial syntheses. It is employed as an intermediate in the chemical industry and for the production of a huge variety of plastics.

Ethylene is used for the production of many majorchemicals:

  • acetaldehyde
  • acetic acid
  •  chloroethene (vinyl chloride)
  • dichloroethane
  • dichloroethene (vinylidene chloride)
  • epoxyethane (ethylene oxide)
  • ethanediol (ethylene glycol)
  • ethanol
  • ethoxyethane
  • ethyl chloride
  • ethylbenzene
  • phenylethene (styrene)
  • polychloroethene (polyvinyl chloride)
  • polyethene
  • propanoic acid
  • tetraethyl lead
  • trichloroethane

Ethylene is used as a component in calibration gases for the automotive, gas, oil and chemical industries.

Ethylene may be employed for welding and cutting, but it is not used for this purpose industrially.

Ethylene is used for controlled ripening of fruit, especially bananas. Concentrations of a few ppm only are used n warehouse atmospheres. Because of flammability considerations, it is strongly recommended to use a mixtureof ethylene in nitrogen in this application.

Ethylene may require registration/authorisation to comply with local llegal requirements on plant protection/growth regulator products.

Ethylene has also been used in agriculture to promote crop growth: in these cases the gas is injected directly into the soil.

Ethylene is still used as an anaesthetic (in the US). Ethylene for this purpose may be classified as a medical gas in some geographies and managed according to the relevant regulation. Ethylene is used as a refrigerant, especially in the petrochemical industry. It has the ASHRAE number R-1150.

Rental options Ethylene ISO tank rental

  • Ethylene ISO tank rental/Cryogenic ISO tank container rental- short-term rental: Bofort keeps a stock of tanks at designated depots to cover short-term needs in the market. Rental periods: 1 week to 6 months.
  • Ethylene ISO tank rental /Cryogenic ISO tank container  – operating leasing: medium and long-term operating lease structures are offered to those clients looking for operational and financial flexibility.
  • Ethylene ISO tank rental/Cryogenic ISO tank container  – finance : tailor-made finance lease structures are offered on selected cryogenic tank equipment, with a view to accommodating clients’ specific capital structure needs and requirements.

 

Consulting

Fleet Management

  • Cryogenic ISO tank container rental- short-term rental: Bofort keeps a stock of tanks at designated depots to cover short-term needs in the market. Rental periods: 1 week to 6 months.
  • Bofort offers its services for the management of your tank container fleet and may act as your agent or representative in the acquisition and disposal of your tank containers.
  • Cryogenic handling equipment rental and finance: in conjunction with its cryogenic tank container rental and leasing services Bofort advises in, and arranges lease structures for, specialist cryogenic equipment such as vaporizers and pumps
  • Cryogenic ISO tank container  – operating leasing: medium and long-term operating lease structures are offered to those clients looking for operational and financial flexibility.
  • Cryogenic ISO tank container  – finance : tailor-made finance lease structures are offered on selected cryogenic tank equipment, with a view to accommodating clients’ specific capital structure needs and requirements.

Consulting

  • Cryogenic handling equipment rental and finance: in conjunction with its cryogenic tank container rental and leasing services Bofort advises in, and arranges lease structures for, specialist cryogenic equipment such as vaporizers and pumps

Fleet Management

  •  Bofort offers its services for the management of your tank container fleet and may act as your agent or representative in the acquisition and disposal of your tank containers.

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