Stainless Steel IBC tanks are premium intermediate bulk containers built for handling, distribution, and storage applications that require or benefit from the reusability, strength, material compatibility, and hygiene characteristics of stainless steel. They are used to deliver, distribute, and hold various cargo commodities from liquids to granulated solids in many uses across industries, market and commerce sectors, and material applications.
The stainless steel IBC tank offers the longest service life, greatest durability, and volume capacity range of all intermediate bulk containers while providing the cleanliness and versatility of stainless steel metal. Stainless steel IBCs have the best reusability for multi-material storage, transport, and handling with superior service life and minimal maintenance. The container’s material and engineering allows them to be easily washed, cleaned, inspected, and certified for reuse over years of service.
The stainless steel IBC is used in agriculture, food and beverage manufacturing and processing, construction, for paints, coatings and dyes, in petrochemical oil, gas and fuel applications, refineries and offshore platforms, pharmaceutical, healthcare, cosmetics, automotive and vehicle maintenance, and more. Stainless steel IBC tanks are used to handle chemicals, acids, caustics, solvents, organics, cleaning agents, aviation fuel, motor vehicle fuel, food and beverage ingredients, dyes, additives, flavors, paints, coatings, lubricants, greases, drilling fluids, chemicals, recovery fluids, products, and more.
Build and Certifications
Stainless steel IBC tanks are fully constructed from 10 gauge thick 304 grade stainless steel metal. Grade 316 stainless steel IBCs are available on request. Stainless steel IBC tanks feature a unique, “no-heel”, one-piece stamped, angled sloped bottoms engineered to promote complete drainage. Stainless steel IBC tanks are stackable up to 3 high depending on total weight, application, and overall stability.
Stainless steel IBCs are available in volume storage capacity ranging from 110 gallon to 550 gallon volume storage capacity. UN/DOT approved SS IBCs up to 793 gallons are available on request. The tanks are robotically welded from premium quality 10 gauge, 2B-304 stainless steel metal and finished with an electro-chemical cleaning process. Stainless steel IBC tanks are suitable for many common chemicals, liquids, solvents, consumables, and materials frequently transported and handled across modern industry sectors.
Stainless steel IBCs are Title 49 CFR compliant, UN/DOT 31A labeled, and IMDG certified containers approved for the transit of non-hazardous and hazardous Packing Group II and III materials by highway, rail, and sea in maritime vessels. Stainless steel IBC tanks can be used with Class I flammable materials, Class II and III combustibles, and high temperatures above 140°F. Stainless steel totes are ANSI/NSF/CAN 61 certified for food grade materials, consumable quality ingredients, products, and potable grade cargo, applications, and systems.
Stainless steel IBCs feature a 22 5/16″ diameter manway with detachable drum cover, EPDM gasket standard, and bolted clamp ring. The extra-large manway improves internal container access for filling, cleaning, mixing, and batch applications. Lids feature vent fittings available in either 2″ Rieke or 3″ fusible vents to match cargo and work scenarios. Tank head includes a flush-mounted 2″ replaceable bung fitting.
Standard drain valve is a 2″ 316 SS ball valve. Discharge drain valves are available in three configurations and include side discharge, true center discharge, and front center discharge valve arrangements to suit different connection requirements and work setups. Stainless steel IBCs include a one-piece valve guard to protect the drain valve from damage.
Inner tote container corners are rounded with a 2″ sweep radius. The IBCs feature an integrated top lift package with 1/4″ combination lifting lugs for hoisting equipment and vehicle lift. The top lift package doubles as corner guards for additional security when stacking. Stainless steel IBCs have 3-way directional access for maneuvering the tanks by forklifts and pallet jacks.
Various customization options and accessories are available. This stainless steel IBC tank is manufactured in the USA by Snyder Industries® under the Supertainer™ brand name and is supported by a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty.
- Valve Placement: Side Discharge, True Center Discharge, Front Discharge
- Insulation Blanket
- Heating / Cooling Transfer Jackets
- Internal Heat Coils
- Full Sanitary Fittings
- Additional Tote Finish and Weld Options
- Custom Sizes, Width by Length by Height Measurements
- Gasket Material Options: Viton, Buna-N, White EPDM
- Liquid Level Gauge
- Company Personal Branding Option