How Long Will a Poly Caged IBC Tank Last?
It is nearly impossible to determine how long a poly bottle caged tank will last. This depends heavily on the types of products shipped, as certain materials may gradually weaken the plastic bottle. Regular washing of tanks as well as testing every 2.5 years will help to lengthen the unit’s life and determine whether it is still safe to use.
What Products Shorten the Life of an IBC?
Many chemicals will deteriorate the Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) tank over time. This includes chemicals that are notably corrosive and can include those which are not typically damaging to the touch. In addition, UV exposure can weaken the plastic overall, leading to potential failures of bottle thickness or strength tests.
How Should You Care for Your IBC?
To lengthen the life of your Intermediate Bulk Container, it is important to follow care instructions closely. These include washing the tank once it is empty to diminish corrosion by leftover product as well as keeping the tank out of direct sunlight if possible. Additionally, proper movement techniques and handling prevent unnecessary damage to the bottle and cage.
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