What Metals Make Up the IBC Cage Frame?
The rigid Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) is made of a bottle, cap, valve or spout, and a cage. Typically, this cage is made of metal. Most IBCs use standard steel, as it is sturdy and damage-resistant. Some choose galvanized or stainless steel to prevent rust, while others replace the cage with carbon steel to minimize the weight of the unit.
Why Does the IBC Have a Cage?
Each rigid IBC tank is equipped with a cage for stability. While the cube-shaped tanks generally have a bottle made of dense yet lightweight plastic, they require further stabilization. The metal cage gives added support to the lightweight plastic bottle. It also acts as a base piece to the tank, allowing it to be moved easily with a pallet jack.
Benefits of the IBC Tank Cage
While the cage gives added support, it plays a few more roles during shipping.
- It allows the tanks to contain large amounts of product, up to 1100 kg, without collapsing.
- It enables these heavy containers to stack, saving space in shipping.
- It opens to release the bottle, allowing for cost-effective replacement of the plastic liner.
- It protects the plastic liner and products inside during shipping, preventing damage to the unit and increasing the life expectancy of each tank.
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