Who Tests IBCs for Soundness?

Each company is required to guarantee their IBCs by putting them through a number of tests, determined by the type and purpose of each IBC tank. Manufacturers may hire other companies to perform these tests or do them in the company. If a tank is being leased out or has been reconditioned, the owner is required to retest the container before further use.

What Tests are Required for IBCs?

For an IBC to be deemed ready for sale, it must undergo a battery of tests. These include tests for vibration, capability of lifting from the bottom or top, stackability, and leakproofness. Other standards test the IBCs hydrostatic traits, ability to withstand a drop or topple, righting capability, and resistance to tearing.

What is Required for an IBC Retest?

When an IBC tank is being resold or rented, it must first be guaranteed through a series of tests. Testing staff must record the design and specifications of the IBC tank, the date of inspection as well as the name and address of the inspection facility. The name of the person performing the test is also recorded, along with any additional notes and the results for each test.

Why are IBC Tanks Tested?

IBCs can be costly and are necessary for the safe transmission of products. The testing of each IBC guarantees that the container is sturdy enough for shipment and will last many years. This protects both the manufacturer and the consumer during the sales process.

For more information, please refer to the following pages:

IBC tanks FAQ

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