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COVID-19: Govt Permits ISO Tank Containers To Carry Liquid Oxygen

New Delhi:  Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has allowed the Petroleum and Explosives Security Organisation (PESO) to grant permission to stakeholders for carrying liquid oxygen in tank containers in bulk.

In line with an official assertion issued on Wednesday, PESO has additionally devised a system to obtain on-line functions from the stakeholders to expeditiously grant permission to move liquid oxygen in ISO tank containers.

These containers are manufactured as per the Worldwide Organisation for Standardisation necessities. These are designed to hold liquids in bulk. One tank can carry 20 MT of liquid oxygen.

The assertion stated that because of the pandemic, an pressing want was felt to move oxygen in ample portions, at a brief discover, from surplus areas to deficit ones.

Because of this, it was felt essential to provide permission to PESO for the aim.

“The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has given permission to PESO to introduce ISO tank containers for movement of liquid oxygen for domestic transport,” it stated.

Amid the pandemic, the motion of oxygen inside the nation by means of these containers shall enormously improve the translocation of protected and quick motion of oxygen by means of street networks, the assertion stated.

It added that the permission has been given for one yr initially to expeditiously cope with the emergent state of affairs.

“Since they can carry a huge amount of oxygen at one go, ISO containers will help translocate sufficient oxygen to areas where required,” it stated.


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