How Many IBC Tanks Can Be Stacked During Transit?
Most IBC tanks can usually be stacked two-high during transit. However, this will depend on the weight of the IBC tank and how large the transport vehicle is. A UN certification plate will also be used to help with this.
Safely Stacking the IBC Tanks
When stacking IBC tanks it is crucial that regulations are followed. This helps to make sure that the IBC tanks do not fall during shipment or are damaged due to heavy weight. Ideally, IBC tanks should be stacked two-high during their transport. However, in some instances, such as if the tanks are lightweight, it can be three-high. The proper stacking height for transport can be found by looking at the IBC’s plate certification which tells how high the tank can be stacked based on its qualifications.
The Weight of the IBC Tanks
An IBC tank can hold anywhere from 416-3000 litres. The lower the weight, the higher you can stack the containers. If numerous heavy tanks are put on top of each other, it could cause the tanks to crack which could result in spills and hazardous situations.
UN IBC Stacking Loads
UN IBC stacking loads are one of the main requirements that must be followed when stacking IBC tanks. The tank will have a UN certification plate on it which tells the correct stacking height and weight for that specific container. If the IBC tank is unable to be stacked, the plate will have “0” written on it.