IBC Storage & Lifting
What are IBCs?
Intermediate Bulk Containers, or IBCs for short, are an industrial-grade containers designed mainly for handling, storing and transporting liquid or granulated materials, including chemicals, paints, food syrups, bio-waste and even hazardous goods.
What size is a typical IBC container?
Most popular IBC totes are rigid, cube-shaped and generally near the common pallet dimensions of 1200mm by 1000mm. They also often feature an integrated pallet base, so they can be easily manouvered with a pallet truck or a forklift.
The advantages of using IBCs:
- They provide a safe way of storing and transporting hazardous goods
- IBCs can transport more material in the same footprint compared to cylindrical containers, greatly increasing capacity and efficiency
- Thanks to their cubic shape, most IBCs can be easily stacked vertically using a forklift
- Most IBCs have a built-in tap or spigot at the base for easy and fast decanting of liquids
- Their standardised size and feature set make them extremely capable of increasing logistic and handling timelines
IBC transport and storage equipment
Any business relying on IBC containers for storage and transport of materials can benefit from increased safety and efficiency with the use of appropriate handling equipment. A great example of this is an IBC Tipper - a device which could save you hundreds of pounds a year by making sure all liquid contents are poured out of the IBC container. If, on the other hand, you'd like to further increase safety when lifting IBCs to substantial heights, consider an IBC lifting frame, which will eliminate potential sideways slippage.
Bunded steel IBC/drum stores are also a great addition to any site. They offer safe storage for all types of IBCs and drums, all while making sure you stay compliant with regulations relating to sump capacities - a perfect choice when you're dealing with hazardous substances.
If you're not sure which equipment best suits your IBC handling needs, or require a more bespoke solution, give our expert team a call on 01467 632 555 for free advice.