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Tieman builds Australia’s first PBS B-double bulk tanker

  • From the June 2014 issue.
Tieman builds Australia’s first PBS B-double bulk tanker

Victorian tanker specialist, Tieman, has developed the first Performance Based Standards (PBS) approved 20m B-double bulk liquid tanker combination in Australia.

In an Australian first, Tieman has recently unveiled PBS-approved 20m B-double bulk liquid combinations that offer significant payload gains for the bulk tanker transport market.

Tieman can confirm a potential gross combination mass (GCM) of up to 61.25 tonnes on High Mass Limits (HML) routes for the new model. Using the Conventional Mass Limits (CML) network, it can reach 59.75 tonnes, and it is also approved to run on General Access routes with a 50.5-tonne limit – an important factor, according to Tieman.

“Our new Tieman tri-bogie combination is a game changer for the bulk liquid segment of the industry, as it can provide payload gains between eight and 12 per cent compared to a conventional 19m B-double on HML routes,” says Joint Managing Director, Colin Tieman.

According to Colin, the eight to 12 per cent increase is the result of combining a centre tri-group with smart design processes developed by Tieman. “While the tri‑group allows us to add extra weight to the equation, the smart engineering behind every new Tieman tanker – especially our strong focus on reducing tare weight – is the true reason why we were able to achieve such a huge net payload advantage on the 20m design,” he explains.

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