How Long Will a Carbon or Stainless Steel IBC Last?
Much like other types of Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs), the carbon steel and stainless steel models can last several years and up to a few decades when maintained correctly. Less susceptible to thinning and overall damage, these sturdy tanks are likely to last many years.
What is a Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel IBC?
A standard Rigid IBC has a bottle, a cap for a tight seal, a spout for emptying, and a cage for stability. Some models utilize specialized bottles made of more resistant materials, such as carbon steel and stainless steel. A container with a carbon steel cage or bottle would be sturdy yet more lightweight, while a stainless steel unit would be less susceptible to rust. These types of containers are also highly specialized for the transport of hazardous chemicals.
How Should You Care for a Steel IBC Tank?
Much like the plastic varieties, these tanks benefit from a post-use wash. Leftover chemicals, especially the hazardous ones shipped in steel IBC tanks, can cause corrosion and weakening of the metal and bottle. Regular testing from a certified company or individual can ensure that your container continues to work at high quality for years to come and protects owners and manufacturers alike.
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