Why are IBC Tanks Supported by a Cage Frame?
A standard IBC tank has three main parts—a container, a pallet base, and a supportive cage frame. The supportive cage frame on an IBC is typically made of metal or an alloy, and it is meant to maintain the shape of the IBC, make IBCs stackable, and protect the IBC during transit and storage.
IBCs are Supported by Cage Frames to Maintain their Shape
The primary purpose of an IBC’s cage frame is to ensure that the IBC maintains its shape during storage and transit. This frame, which is made from a sturdy material such as steel, surrounds the IBC to ensure that the integrity of the container is not compromised during any stage of manufacturing, storage, transit, or use. This allows Intermediate Bulk Containers to store a variety of materials, including hazardous substances.
IBC Cage Frames Make IBCs Stackable
The sturdiness offered by the IBC cage frame allows these containers to be stacked easily. Because the protective cage frame on an IBC allows the container to maintain its shape, IBCs can be stacked on top of each other without risking the materials within them.
IBC Cage Frames Protect the IBC During Storage and Transit
Finally, IBC cage frames ensure that containers do not become damaged during long-term storage or transit. IBC cage frames are meant to absorb any shocks that could damage the container itself, so if they are jostled during transit, only the cage frame may become damaged.