What size is an IBC tank?
There are two main types of IBC tanks: rigid IBC tanks and flexible IBC tanks. Often, they are made from metal and plastic, and they come in a range of different sizes depending on what you need to store, ranging from 400 litres at the smaller end and up to 3,000 litres at the larger end. Most commonly IBCs hold 1,000 litres. Flexible IBC tanks are slightly different. They range in size from a capacity of 500Kg to 1000Kg.
What is an IBC tank used for?
IBC tanks can be used to store and to transport materials in a liquid, paste, semi-liquid or solid state. Here are a few of the use cases we commonly see in our work here at Fleetclean: transporting foods such as sugar, syrup, and wine, storing and transporting items like paint, bio-waste, and fertilizer, storing and transporting hazardous and even toxic materials such as solvents, Petro-chemicals, and adhesives and last but by no means least, IBCs are also ideal for rainwater storage.
How long do IBC tanks last?
The great thing about intermediate bulk containers is that they’re reusable, meaning if they’re properly maintained, an IBC can last for years. It’s recommended that a quality assurance check should be carried out every two to three years to ensure it still meets safety requirements. Individual parts of a rigid IBC can be replaced, and the steel frame could be expected to last a decade if cared for effectively.