Perfect for storing and transporting large quantities of liquids, solvents, or granulate substances used in the food, chemical (See more on SafeRack chemical loading solutions), and pharmaceutical industries, intermediate bulk container (IBC) totes tanks are an economical choice for shipping products. IBCs are stackable and are available in bulk packaging capability. If used to transfer liquids, IBC spill containment is recommended, if not required, to meets SPCC and EPA Container Storage Regulation 40 CFR 264.175 Spill Containment Regulations.
Although the most common size is 275-gallon, the capacities of IBC tote tanks range from 180 to 550 gallons depending on its type. IBCs can be made from a variety of materials, but are usually found in plastic, stainless steel, and carbon steel.
Plastic IBCs, also known as plastic totes, have the same capacity as multiple 55-gallon drums, but in a smaller space. Plastic IBCs sizes range from 275-gallons up to 330-gallons. Plastic IBC totes are available New (tote bottle, cage, composite pallet), Rebottled (new tote bottle, reconditioned cage and pallet), and Refurbished (Reconditioned Bottle, Cage, and Pallet). As opposed to dry bulk bags, plastic IBC usually stores liquids that often need spill containment systems.
Stainless Steel IBCs
Stainless Steel Stainless steel IBCs are available from 180-gallon up to 550-gallon capacity. These tanks are manufactured using a heavy-duty 10-gauge, 304 stainless steel top, bottom, and shell construction. They come equipped with a 1/2″ sloped base to maximum drainage, a 2″ bottom outlet with a 2″ 316 stainless steel ball valve, shipping plug, and a patented stamped guard. Stainless steel IBCs feature a large diameter top-fill opening with drum cover and sealed with either a threaded fusible vent or a tri-clamp (food-grade) fitting installed in the center of the drum cover and use EPDM gaskets.
Carbon Steel IBCs
Carbon steel IBCs are available from 180-gallon up to 550-gallon capacity. Carbon steel IBCs are manufactured using a heavy-duty 10-gauge carbon steel construction and a sloped bottom for maximum drainage. They come equipped with a 2″ bottom outlet with 2″ 316 stainless steel ball valve, shipping plug, and patented stamped guard. Carbon steel IBCs feature a large diameter top-fill opening with drum cover and sealed with threaded fusible vent installed in the center of the cover and use EPDM gaskets.