These containers are at the end of their life cycle. They were used for transporting liquids or food and therefor fabricated in stainless steel. Now they can still be used for superstructures, space-dividers, an odd bedroom, etc. Every container can be considered as a building element, consisting of two pieces, a steel frame and a stainless steel cylinder. The majority will have the following dimensions: 2400x2400x6000mm. Cylinder capacity will vary from 14000 till 24000 liters. (3696 till 6336 gallon)
Density 8000 kg/m3
Elasticity modulus 194750.0 N/mm2
The firm Abicon in Rotterdam sells them for 6000 euro a piece.
see also http://www.abicon.nl/index.php
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