Carbon steel IBC tanks are robust metal containers manufactured for the reusable, durable handling of hazardous and non-hazardous materials from liquids to granulated solids. Carbon steel IBCs are provided in capacities from 110 gallons to 450 gallons to meet various needs, product densities, weights, and specifications. Carbon steel is a metal alloy of carbon and iron, offering a light weight and less expensive alternative to stainless steel IBC tanks.
Carbon steel IBCs are DOT/UN 31A/Y certified per Title 49 CFR for Packing Group II and III materials. They are approved for motor, rail, air, and cargo vessel transport. Carbon steel IBCs are approved for use with flammables and combustibles as defined in NFPA 30 Section 9.4.1 (1).
Carbon steel tanks have high physical durability as well as resistance to the corrosive effects of many commonly used chemicals. Their strength characteristics make carbon IBCs versatile and dependable. Primary uses for steel IBC are for oil, solvents, and lubricants, with additional use with water treatment chemicals, paints, coatings, dyes, cleaning and sanitation chemicals, as well as commodities associated with the pharmaceutical and petroleum industries.
Steel IBC tanks are reusable, provide easy product filling and dispensing, and can be 100% recycled at the end of their service life, minimizing disposal wastes and costs. Carbon steel IBCs require little maintenance other than internal cleaning after handling cargo. The tanks have long service lives, making them cost effective, long term assets.
Portable carbon steel totes are equipped with 2″ bungs for quick filling procedures, a 3″ vent cap for automatic pressure release, and a 22 1/2″ detachable manway cover that allows full interior access for mixing, cleaning, and other procedures. The containers feature one piece sloping bottoms with a 2″ stainless outlet ball valve for near total product draining. Standard gaskets are made from EPDM.
They feature 1/4″ combination lifting lugs with a 10% over shackle diameter and 25% over jaw gap to meet standard requirements for domestic and offshore transport. Carbon steel IBCs have three-way forklift, pallet jack access channels for multi directional mobility. They are stackable to three high given tank sizes, total weight, and safety.
Carbon steel IBCs can be customized on a by-application need basis. Custom options are available for certain weld finishes, different tank capacities and base sizes, heating and cooling options, tank discharge locations, sight levels, and various options for fittings, valves, and pressure or vacuum vent reliefs.
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