Support and refurbishment of tank container systems
WEW Container Systems GmbH, a Thielmann company, recently launched expanded Integrated Logistics Services for the support and refurbishment of tank container systems at its newly updated and expanded Weitefeld facility.
The company’s expanded comprehensive through life support services include deployed field service, support and upgrade options, full refurbishment, and spare parts supply for both military and civil customers.
WEW’s tank container systems are in use with military, chemical and logistics customers worldwide, transporting storing and delivering gas and liquids – from potable water to some of the most toxic chemicals in existence – across global supply chains. Their high reliability and serviceability ensure that they can continue to withstand the rigors of multi-modal transport and storage in extremely harsh environmental conditions throughout their decades-long lifecycle.
Based on the know-how of an experienced and reputed producer, the service process begins with a visual and functional survey carried out by ultrasonic scan, X-Ray, vacuum and pressure tests, or other inspections as required.
Work includes repair of damage to structural elements, such as head frames, longitudinal rails, tank-body, and attachment parts. Sealings are replaced as required, wear and tear checks are carried out on all components, and hydraulic and/or electric equipment is checked and repaired, including integrated heating/cooling equipment, valve control, pumps, electronic devices and power generators. The tanks are then typically pressure-tested and repainted if required.
Repaired, upgraded and refurbished units are tested and certified before their return to the customer.
Depending on the work carried out servicing can extend a tank’s usability by thirty months or five years; extensive refurbishment can extend the unit’s life by a further 10-20 years.
WEW has worked with a number of military customers on tank servicing and refurbishment including the US Army and German Bundeswehr. Orders range from a single unit in need of repair, a series of units, or orders placed under multi-annual framework contracts.