Palm oil is the second largest source of vegetable oil in the world. This common oil is derived from the palm fruit that grows in tropical countries. Aside from soybean and rapeseed oil, palm oil is the most widely traded oil in the world. It has many uses, including in edible products, external-use cosmetics, and in biofuel production.
90% of the world’s palm oil is produced in Indonesia and Malaysia where LiquA has its own offices to serve the local industry. There are also several smaller palm oil exporters in Honduras, Colombia, Panama, Guatemala as well as some African countries like Ivory Coast and Ghana. LiquA has partner offices in those markets.
Buyers of palm oils know all too well how difficult it can be to reheat liquids during the discharge process. Our years of research and development solved the heating/discharging problem by lowering the heating duration down from weeks to hours. We have such a solution with a capacity of 27,000lt / 24 ton per 20’container, making our flexitanks the highest capacity and fastest heating in the world.
We can help you ship all types of palm oils, including crude palm oil, stearin, olein and more.
What is the flexitank system that you use for palm oil shipments?
H-Flex Steam Liner is LiquA’s innovative flexitank for palm oils with a unique design and unmatched superior features that adds value to the palm oil industry by delivering a cost and efficiency benefits compared to any other bulk shipment alternative.
What are the main features and advantages of H-Flex Steam Liner?
H-Flex Steam Liner has some distinctive features that no other flexitank has.
What is Nnautilius Technology?
Higher capacity: H-Flex Steam Liner can load up to 27,000 litres / 24 tons of palm oils. The higher payload creates a 12.5 % savings on overall freight cost compared to any other flexitank. In other words you can ship the same amount of palm oils with 8 x 20’ using H-Flex Steam Liner vs 9 x 20’ with conventional flexitanks.
Faster Heating at destination: H-Flex Steam Liner is the fastest heating flexitank system on the market. The heating is 20 times faster compared to any other flexitank. Even the hardest palm oil types like stearin would not take more than a day to melt down with H-Flex Steam Liner.
Safety: Thanks to patented Nnautilius Technology E-Flex is a self standing flexitank. It does not exert any pressure to the walls of the container, thus preventing any sidewall bulging or damage to container. Even a freefall of the container will not result in E-Flex damaging a container. Usage of any available container: The patented Nnautilius Technology does not get its strength from the container. Therefore almost any container can be used for H-Flex Steam Liner shipments. Please contact us for container selection criteria.
Conventional flexitanks preserve the liquid inside but can not stop its movement. The movement causes the liquid to generate hydrodynamic forces, which puts stress on the container side walls and doors. Nnautilus technology is an innovative approach that’s designed to minimize that movement. Thus, it helps reduce the formation of hydrodynamic forces, keeping the cargo safe and stable during transportation.
What Makes H-Flex Steam Liner Different Than the Other Flexitanks with Heating Pads on the Market?
With the H-Flex Steam Liner, heating of the palm oils at the final destination takes place up to 20 times faster than competitor flexitanks. The H-Flex is the first and only flexitank in the industry with an integrated heating system, providing direct and efficient heat transmission to the core of the cargo to allow for fast discharge.
What Is a Steam Liner?
The steam liner isolates the flexitank from the floor and side walls of the container. Steam directly transmits heat to the palm oils from all directions, rather than just bottom of the tank like a conventional heating pad.
How Does the Heating Process Work?
Once the energy in the steam has been transferred, the steam condenses into normal cold water, which can be easily drained and disposed of.
Steam at 4 bars of pressure and 130 °C is inserted through the inlet of the steam liner. The hot steam starts from the bottom and then circulates all around, permeating the entire surface of the flexitank. This results in an even distribution of heat, which allows for rapid heat transfer to the palm oils.
Can You Assist Us During the Fitting, Loading, Discharge and Disposal?
Fitting the H-Flex doesn’t require any special equipment. As part of the H-Flex package, we include technical assistance and training services with our specialized team of technicians.
Can You Assist Us with Logistics?
We help you ensure that your fitting is performed properly with our mobile app, which allows us to give your employees feedback and assistance with the fitting procedure.
The design of the H-Flex flexitank makes both loading and discharge of palm oils easy and efficient. We stay available to assist you during the entire process if needed.
LiquA does more than just manufacture the best flexitanks on the market. We can offer shipping and export service out of Malaysia, Indonesia, Colombia, Panama and Ivory Coast. We also offer assistance for consignees regarding import and discharge through our partner offices in Europe.
You can visit H-Flex Steam Liner page for further technical information, pictures and videos.