Here is everything you need to know about how brewery equipment is transported to the site where it is to be installed. There are six types of containers YoLong Industrial use for transportation: 20GP, 40GP, 40HC, 45HC, 20’ OT, 40’ OT and frame containers.
The inside dimensions of the containers are:
20GP Container – 5.898×2.352×2.385
40GP Container – 12.032×2.352×2.385
40HC Container – 12.032×2.352×2.69
45HC Container – 13.556×2.352×2.698
20 OT Container – 5.898×2.352×2.342 (Open Top Container: Can extend height)
40 OT Container – 12.034×2.352×2.330 (Open Top Container: Can extend height)
20FR Container – 5.650×2.030×2.073 (Can extend height and width)
40FR Container – 11.784×2.030×1.943 (Can extend height and width)
When we are shipping or transporting a 5hL brewhouse with 10hl cellar tanks, for example, we can pack the tanks standing in one or two general containers.
For 20bbl~30bbl (24hL~35hL) volume brewery equipment installations, the tanks are packed on a steel frame, and laid down in the container, the normal size container for this square footage would be 5~12 x 40HC.
For a wide diameter lauter tank, YoLong ships and transports this equipment in a FR (Flat Rack) container.
For a brewhouse platform, we choose 40’ OT container, as most of the mash pipes, pumps, PHX, etc. are fixed and welded to the bottom of platform for easier installation.
For brewery equipment over 30bbl, multiple FR containers are used.
To give you a better idea of the dimensions used for transportation and installation, we usually pack two 100bbl fermenters into one 40/45’ HC container. However, the maximum size fermentation vessels we have shipped so far is 440hL (by FR container).
For larger tanks, bulk shipping is the more competitive pricing option. If you have any more questions about shipping, packing, and transportation, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.