- 1 Can you reuse IBC totes?
- 2 What can you do with IBC totes?
- 3 How do I know if my IBC tote is food grade?
- 4 What size is the valve on an IBC tote?
- 5 How long do IBC totes last?
- 6 How do I reuse IBC?
- 7 Can you stack IBC tanks?
- 8 Can IBC totes be stacked full?
- 9 How do I move my IBC totes?
- 10 What are IBC totes made from?
Can you reuse IBC totes?
For the most part, IBC totes are fairly easy to reuse. Typically they can be washed and refilled two to three times before they outlive their usefulness.
What can you do with IBC totes?
Here are seven awesome ways that folks have found to use IBC totes on the family homestead—for agriculture, entertainment and more.
- Rainwater Collection.
- Potable Water Storage.
- Aquaponic Gardens.
- Rabbit Hutch.
- Compost Bin.
- Livestock Watering Trough.
- Kiddie Pool.
How do I know if my IBC tote is food grade?
To tell whether an IBC tote is food grade, check the packaging. All food-grade HDPE IBC totes (apart from caged totes) have DOT/UN markings molded into the sidewall for long-term visibility. Company-specific information is generally an option for sidewall markings too.
What size is the valve on an IBC tote?
IBC Valve Type: 3″ Camlock with 3″ BSP.
How long do IBC totes last?
That means, if properly maintained, an IBC can last for years. It’s recommended that a quality assurance check be carried out on an IBC water tank every two to three years to ensure it still meets safety requirements.
How do I reuse IBC?
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.
Can you stack IBC tanks?
IBC Handling Specifications | Stacking IBC Containers. IBC totes are designed for stacking during storage, transport, and operation, when filled or empty of cargo. In general, intermediate bulk containers manufactured as stackable are acceptable for stacking 2 to 3 high, some up to 4 in select scenarios.
Can IBC totes be stacked full?
Can I stack filled IBC’s for storage? Yes, full Snyder IBCs can be stacked multiple units high, as long as you don’t exceed the rated gross capacity of the container or the stacking test load shown in the U.N. marking.
How do I move my IBC totes?
Both stainless IBCs and poly totes can be moved by fork lift or pallet jack. Stainless totes have direct contact with the fork, but feature built-in lifting legs for easy positioning. Poly totes have a rigid pallet underneath. Anytime you move a poly container by fork, be aware of the real risk of puncture.
What are IBC totes made from?
HDPE – HDPE plastic IBC containers are equipped with a steel cage and a composite pallet made of steel and plastic. These are the most traditional, standard IBC containers. The steel cage adds extra stability to the plastic bottle and allows these to be stacked for economical storage.