How Can I Clean a Rigid HDPE IBC Tank?

How Can I Clean a Rigid HDPE IBC Tank?

Cleaning out a rigid HDPE IBC tank is very straightforward and simple. If you don’t know what to do, you can easily learn within a matter of minutes. You simply need the right sodium hypochlorite solution, some water, and the time to spend. 

Step 1: Empty Out the Contents

The first step in cleaning out your rigid HDPE IBC tank is to remove all the contents as well as possible. Whatever chemicals you had inside the tank should be taken out. Use water to rinse out the inside of the tank. 

Step 2: Use a Sodium Hypochlorite Solution

The solution you use to clean out your IBC tank needs to be specifically marked safe for use in HDPE tanks such as your IBC tank. To be safe, use a sodium hypochlorite solution that is mixed with water. Use gloves and scrub all inner and outer surfaces of the tank before moving on. 

Step 3: Rinse and Dry Out

Once you are finished scrubbing the tank, you just need to rinse out the tank. Make sure that you do a good job here so that the solution doesn’t remain behind. Once finished rinsing, let it dry out completely before re-use. 

Final Tips to Keep in Mind

Here are some additional tips to keep in mind while cleaning your HDPE IBC tank: 

  • Ticket service might be available from your manufacturer;
  • You should clean out the IBC tank after each use;
  • Monitor the strength and integrity of the tank after cleaning. 

If you want to learn more about IBC tanks, be sure to visit our IBC tanks FAQ page and learn more about these products. 

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