What is an IBC Tank?
Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) Tanks are industrial containers that are primarily used to store and transport liquid and powdered goods. These containers are made of three primary components – a container, a pallet base, and a protective cage. This design allows IBC tanks to be stackable and easily moved by a forklift or pallet jack.
IBC Tanks have Three Main Components
IBC tanks have three main parts:
- a container;
- a pallet-mounted base; and
- a protective cage.
An IBC’s container is typically made of plastic, and it features lids and valves to easily fill and dispense materials. The pallet-mounted base is typically wood or plastic, and it facilitates easy transport within a warehouse or shipping container. Finally, the IBC’s protective cage is made of metal or other hardy materials that maintain the integrity of the IBC.
IBC Tanks are Optimized for Storage and Transport
IBC tanks became popular because they are ideal for storing and transporting materials. IBC tanks’ pallet bases make them easy to move via forklift or pallet jack, facilitating efficient movement in a warehouse setting. Their cage frames and cubic shape also makes them stackable and able to store more material in less space.
IBC Tanks are Used in Industrial Settings
While IBC tanks can be used for a variety of purposes, they are most commonly used in industrial settings to store and transport large quantities of liquid or powdered goods. IBC tanks are thus used either to package or dispense these goods in industrial settings.