March 1 - Rapid Response Solutions (RRS) has transported five gas tanks from a chemical plant in Middlesbrough, 300 miles (482.8 km) to Cardiff, UK, where they are to be refurbished for industrial gases company, Air Products, before installation at anothe

RRS lifted the tanks, which ranged in size from 13 m to 18 m in length and 35 tonnes to 40 tonnes in weight, onto various transport vehicles chosen from its fleet.

For the largest tank, RRS used its four-axle 150-tonne capacity Scania tractor unit with a four-axle extendable Nooteboom low loader. The remaining, smaller tanks were moved by its three-axle 80-tonne capacity Daf tractor units and four-axle extendable Faymonville semi low loaders.

Prior to transportation, RRS provided a contract lifting service with two Liebherr mobile cranes. A 200-tonne capacity LTM1200-5.1 was used with a smaller 90-tonne capacity LTM1090-4.1 for tailing. The cranes were used to complete five tandem lifts.

According to RRS, it fitted two 25-tonne Radiolink plus wireless load cells from Straightpoint on to the LTM1200-5.1, to weigh the tanks when they were first lifted to cross reference with information provided by the customer.