Who uses IBC totes?

Who uses IBC totes?

What is an IBC Tote? Commonly called IBC totes, these vessels are widely used in the hygienic processing industries to move and store bulk liquid and dry ingredients. They provide a more efficient solution than the ubiquitous 55-gallon steel drums commonly used for storing and moving ingredients.

What is a tote tank used for?

Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs), also commonly known as tote tanks, are containers that are used to store and ship large quantities of liquids. Companies shipping chemicals have relied on tote tanks to provide them with quality service in storing and transporting their regulated liquids.

What do I do with empty IBC?

Though empty IBC Totes waste space and resources, companies should not throw out used IBCs. IBC disposal must be in compliance with strict federal, state and local environmental regulations. The Cary Company can work out proper disposal and recycling of a variety of totes and intermediate bulk containers (IBC’s).

How much does an IBC tank cost?

IBC tote capacities range from 110 gallons up to 550 gallons. Prices range from $180 to $3,500.

Can IBC totes be used for potable water?

IBC totes are great for storing large amounts of potable water. Their stackable design means they occupy a smaller footprint than 55-gallon barrels while also holding considerably more water. Most also have the advantage of coming with a built-in spout to easily dispense the stored water.

Can you use an IBC for drinking water?

IBC tanks can be used to safely store drinking water as well as rainwater. They’re perfect for storing large quantities for personal use or for other uses. Ensure the IBC is certified as ‘food-grade’. Do not use IBCs that have previously held dangerous materials, such as hazardous waste.

Why do some people call bins totes?

In material handling the word tote is used to describe a wide range of containers. To make it more confusing in the IBC world, many people only refer to totes as the flexible IBC bags (or supersacks) rather than the rigid IBC containers.

How much does a 330-gallon tote weight full of water?

approximately 145-195 pounds
Each of these highly efficient, 330-gallon IBC totes weighs approximately 145-195 pounds.

How long can you store water in a IBC tote?

Commercially packaged water can be stored for about 5 years; home filled stored water should be changed annually. Stored water will go flat but can be aerated prior to consumption by pouring it between two containers a few times.

What is an IBC tote?

IBC totes are large containers designed to hold bulk quantities of water, other liquids, or granulate substances. IBC stands for “intermediate bulk container.” These totes can be mounted on a pallet and are made out of industrial-grade materials.

How much does a 275 gallon IBC tote weigh?

How much does a 275 Gallon IBC Tote Weigh? 275 Gallon IBC totes weigh 128 lbs when empty and 2,200 lbs full weight.

Can a forklift operate an IBC tote?

Forklifts and pallet jacks can operate caged IBC tote pallets due to their four-way and multidirectional steel access channels. From these access channels, one can approach and maneuver a tote from each direction. A typical 275 gallon bulk container comes equipped with a 2″ Drain Valve and 6” fill cap.

Can You reuse IBC totes?

Can You Reuse IBC Totes? IBC totes can be reused if they are in good condition and were not previously being used to store hazardous materials. Clean the interior with bleach and water before reusing. If you plan on storing food, it’s best to invest in new, food-grade containers.