New acid tanker for CSG

Commercial Motor
February 19, 2024

Waste management firm CSG has invested in a specialist tanker to carry acid. The 44-tonne, 30,000-litre tanker features a chemical-resistant fibreglass lining which makes it suitable for the transport of different types of acid. The unit was supplied by RTN Clayton Valley. 


The new tanker joins CSG’s fleet which has recently welcomed two rigid vacuum tankers, an articulated liquid ring tanker and a KOKS CycloVac HVAM (Disab tanker).


Jen Cartmell, treatment director at CSG, said: “We are delighted to add this specialist fibreglass-lined tanker to our ever-expanding fleet. We are able to process a wide range of complex industrial chemical substances, including acids and alkalis. This includes fuming acids such as oleum, chlorosulfonic acid and acidic solvents, as well as strong oxidising agents such as chromic acid, potassium permanganate and sodium hypochlorite.


“Some of these substances could cause severe corrosion to regular steel tankers so a fibreglass lining is required to ensure safe transportation as the material is highly-resistant to most acids and does not corrode.


“It is fantastic to be able to use the services of a British manufacturer to get this highly-specialist vehicle on the road for the benefit of our industrial customers right across the country. CSG has been in business for 90 years and has always had an ethos of continued improvement and investment.”


Once transported to CSG's Cadishead site near Manchester, waste acids can be treated and disposed of in the safest and most environmentally friendly way possible. The plant was originally set up to treat antimony pentachloride mixed with chlorinated and fluorinated solvents. 


Alongside its site near Manchester, CSG has a national network of waste treatment and recovery centres. Across the business more than 600 staff are employed with CSG. Chemists working within the company are trained to remove waste chemicals safely and drivers receive extensive training to handle and transport these materials safely. 

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