Waste management firm CSG has splashed out £200,000 on a specialist tanker designed to carry acid.

The 44-tonne, 30,000-litre tanker is lined with chemical-resistant fibreglass, allowing it to transport all types of acid.

It was built and supplied by tanker manufacturer RTN Clayton Vallely and follows on the heels of an almost £1m investment in two high performance rigid vacuum tankers, a long-distance artic liquid ring tanker and a KOKS CycloVac HVAM tanker.

Jen Cartmell, CSG treatment director, said: “We are delighted to add this specialist fibreglass-lined tanker to our ever-expanding fleet.

“We are able to process a wide range of complex industrial chemical substances, including acids and alkalis. This includes fuming acids such as oleum, chlorosulfonic acid and acidic solvents, as well as strong oxidising agents such as chromic acid, potassium permanganate and sodium hypochlorite.

“Some of these substances could cause severe corrosion to regular steel tankers so a fibreglass lining is required to ensure safe transportation as the material is highly-resistant to most acids and does not corrode.

“It is fantastic to be able to use the services of a British manufacturer to get this highly-specialist vehicle on the road for the benefit of our industrial customers right across the country.”