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Degassing (ventilating) containers

We advise our customers to degas containers that contain too much gas at a terminal. From a logistic point of view that is usually the most efficient solution, because the container can be removed from the chassis, after which the driver can continue his route. If so desired, transport of the container after degassing can be arranged by the terminals.

At the terminals in Venlo, Born and Wanssum we have all the facilities required to (forced) ventilate containers that contain too much gas. We make use of modern lightweight aluminium ventilation and gas recapture systems which, in addition to the excellent ventilating properties, offer good protection against weather influences and theft. A powerful ventilator is connected to the doors. The toxic gases can be captured with a large, active carbon filter.

We have an excellent relationship with Customs. Our doors are sealable, which will enable us to degas containers subject to customs supervision as well.

A container that is degassed by us, is ventilated until the moment it is picked up at the terminal to be delivered to the customer. This is an extra (free) service that we offer to our customers. Because of this we know for certain that the customers will receive a safe container. It frequently happens that containers are not picked up at the terminal on the designated time.

We advise our customers to unload degassed containers as quickly as possible (with a maximum of 2 hours) after closing the doors. If the container has been closed for longer than 2 hours after degassing we recommend that the container is measured again. Especially when production gases, such as toluene of formaldehyde are involved, gas concentrations increase quickly after closing the container doors.

Degassing unit with activated carbon filter.