Need compatible and reliable containers to handle raw fuel resources, its derivatives or final products? IBCTanks is the industry’s top provider of metal and rigid plastic intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) fully certified and engineered for fuel handling scenarios.
An IBC’s certifications vary by material type, where specifications include the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) requirements, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), Underwriter Laboratories (UL) and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code and details.
Fuel IBCs are multi-purpose, versatile containers with specialized engineering. Tanks range in volume from 110 gallons up to 550 gallons with 793 gallon models available on special request. Fuel totes are compatible with energy production commodities intended for various vehicles and/or engine combustion applications where example materials include petroleum, natural oil, gasoline and refinery products.
IBCTanks’ fuel use IBCs are fabricated from carbon steel, stainless steel or polyethylene plastic. These materials meet and/or exceed the regulatory guidelines associated with handling hazardous, flammable fuel products. Both metal and plastic IBCs make excellent long term and reusable service choices. IBCTanks offers the ability to customize our tanks in their design and appearance to further match our clients’ specific use case needs.
The collective engineering and design standards of our fuel IBCs approve them for the bulk domestic and offshore handling of combustible fuels as well as associated chemicals, byproducts, resources and intermediates. They are approved for road transport by truck or trailer, by rail way, and by marine vessel.
Metal fuel IBCs are fabricated from durable stainless steel or carbon steel alloys proven resistant and highly suited for fuel applications. Among material types, stainless steel (SS) IBCs are the most resilient and long term reusable for these harsh fluids, chemicals, and environments common in fuel, refinery and distribution. Stainless steel IBCs are manufactured from 304/316 grade SS and fabricated to 10 gauge material thickness.
Carbon steel fuel IBCs are manufactured from mild carbon steel and offer great resistant to petroleum-based commodities. Similar to SS, carbon steel is also highly suited for reusable, extended fuel applications but can be potentially susceptible to environmental corrosive effects, such as from sea water.
Both stainless steel and carbon steel IBCs hold the greatest number of design approvals among available IBC models. These include NFPA 30 for Class I, II & III flammables, CFR Title 49 and 21, UN / DOT transit permits, ASME pressure requirements, UL 142 for aboveground fuel storage, and IMDG for maritime handling.
Metal intermediate bulk containers feature automatic pressure release vents, large 22” manways, and 2” bulk discharge 316 SS quick disconnect valves. Combination lifting lugs and integrated 3 way forklift access for all fuel handling scenario requirements and stacking. Sloped tote bottoms promote full release of contents.
Rigid plastic fuel IBCs are manufactured from quality virgin high density polyethylene (HDPE), a robust industrial-grade thermoplastic. HDPE fuel IBCs are rated long term corrosion resistant against many chemicals, rust and environmental effects. They hold UN / DOT, ASME, IMDG, NFPA 30 for Class II & III combustibles only and CFR49 certifications for petroleum based use. Note, HDPE IBCs do not hold UL142 approvals nor are they suited for Class I flammable materials.
Fabricated by modern rotational mold technology to a nominal ½” sidewall thickness, HDPE IBC totes are seamless and durable containers intended for harsh commodities and environments. Rigid plastic IBCs when used in fuel based applications are suited for reuse with oil and gas type materials only. This is due to the potential absorption properties of the plastic with these materials and possibility of cross contamination if used for something else.
HDPE fuel IBCs feature a screw cap lid port that can vary in size by model from 6” up to 18”. They feature self regulating pressure vents, a 2” polypropylene discharge valve with cam action, quick connection type coupler, and pallet-like base designs with 4 way access for maneuverability and stacking based on test load.
Our fuel compatible metal and polyethylene IBC containers are used extensively within the petrochemical and oil industry for the handling of refined fuel products. Often seeing use in the handling and transfer of crude oil and refined petro-products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, biodiesel fuel blends, even jet and helicopter fuel — with Megatainer IBCs often selected for this.
The energy market selects portable IBC tanks for their unique engineering that promotes resource acquisition, distribution, storage and capacity. The ability to be integrated within system processes and equipment is one of the greatest reasons for IBC selection.
Our IBCs have become a primary choice for petroleum resourcing, oil and gas refineries, subterranean well fields, offshore operations and product suppliers. This is due to their increased volume over common drum containers, their engineered design that increases handling, organization, shipping and integration, as well as their ease of use efficiency, reusability and long term service potential.
IBCTanks.com is your IBC tote authority and all-inclusive shop for fuel use IBC containers. We proudly offer quality IBCs that have been guaranteed and produced only by North America’s top leading manufacturers: Snyder Industries and Custom MetalCraft.
With over 25 years experience, IBCTanks brings extensive knowledge when it comes to IBCs, solution handling and company logistics. We have a nationwide distribution network that makes ordering easy and provides the fastest shipping available.
We are the industry leader in IBCs with the best in market prices and wholesale options. Our IBC tech professionals provide some of the greatest and most reliable support in the industry. If you require assistance, have questions or comments, contact us either by phone, email, social media or use the form below.
If looking for more detailed information about intermediate bulk containers, consider our IBC specification page or review our FAQ page with answers to many of the common questions our customers have regarding IBCs.
Choose IBCs for your fuel handling needs and experience the difference it brings to worker efficiencies, process times, reduced product loss and overall costs.