Oil and gas IBC totes are engineered to withstand the corrosive chemicals and demanding environments that accompany applications in the petrochemical industry and energy sector. The totes are built for reliability, compatibility, and most models provide long term operation and reusability. They are capable of handling petrochemical market acids and alkalis as well as salts and organic chemicals.
Oil and gas IBCs range in capacity from 110 gallons up to 550 gallons. Costs vary by tote type and volume and can range from $200+ to $5,000+ USD. IBC Tanks provides industry-leading, USA made IBC containers fabricated from:
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Metal and polyethylene oil and gas IBCs are manufactured for handling up to 1.9 specific gravity fluids. Intermediate bulk containers are DOT/UN designed, manufactured, and permitted for non-hazardous and hazardous PG II and PG III materials.
All portable IBC containers meet or exceed Title 49 CFR and IMDG requirements for domestic and offshore operations and transport. Design labels include UN 31HA1/Y, UN 31H1/Y, UN 31H2/Y, and UN 31A/Y.
Metal IBCs are the recommended IBCs for handling NFPA Class 1B and Class 2 combustible and flammable materials.
Petrochemical IBC totes are consistent and reliable packaging containers engineered for wide-scale use across applications, work conditions, and environments. IBCs safeguard internal payloads against human and machine-based impact as well as environmental concerns of water, heat, air, dust, and other potentially-contaminating particulates.
IBC engineering produces a heavy-duty container that can become an effective and essential company asset in logistic networks and direct applications. Oil and gas IBCs have a box-like shape and integrated pallet base, which allows for increased product handling, organization, and multi-directional mobility.
Base dimensions approximate around standard, international pallet sizes. The intermediate bulk volume capacity allows for more material to be moved faster and more easily compared to using 55 gallon drums. A standard IBC maintains a footprint equal to a 4-drum pallet but with significantly more functionality, and for 250 gallon IBCs and above, provide greater volume while occupying the same space.
Overall IBC engineering provides simpler product filling and dispensing as well as loading, stacking, storing, and shipping of company products and commodities. Spills, overflow, and waste from general operations are reduced due to the design of the IBC tank, material inlets, and outlets.
IBCs can be stacked for storage, organization, and gravity-feed operations. Totes can be integrated into process systems through use of fittings, plumbing, and other IBC components. IBC totes have been engineered to withstand general application stresses, which includes automatic regulation of internal pressure buildup. Tanks feature self-operating reliefs to vent the system to maintain atmospheric pressure norms.
The following selection of IBC containers have been certified and approved for oil and gas industry applications.
Our high density polyethylene (HDPE) IBC tote containers are fabricated from food grade, virgin resin that is FDA approved, BPA free. The totes are ANSI/NSF 61 certified for quality and manufactured with UV inhibitors for extended outdoor use and sun exposure.
HDPE plastic IBC containers are light in weight, less expensive alternatives to stainless and carbon steel containers but may not afford the same extensive service life, material compatibility, or application suitability as metal IBCs. They are provided in volume capacities ranging from 120 gallons to as high as 550 gallons with the Megatainer IBC, the largest poly tote in the industry.
Poly IBC containers are suitable for an extended range of chemicals, integration into sourcing applications, and select liquid products with HDPE compatibility and UN/DOT approval.
IBC Tanks offers the following HDPE intermediate bulk containers:
Carbon steel and stainless steel IBC tanks are the top industry standard for repeat use applications and IBC service life. Metal containers are the recommended IBC of choice for the long term handling of flammable, combustible materials and high temperature applications.
Their all-metal construction provides extreme durability against physical impacts, chemical corrosion, and environmental concerns, making them well suited for operations in the oil and gas industry.
IBC Tanks provides carbon steel and stainless steel IBCs with the following features and specifications:
IBC Tanks is a leading authority and provider of oil and gas IBCs manufactured in the United States. IBC manufacturing is done according to top industry standards using modern technology, equipment, and materials.
Our IBC pricing is the industry’s competition with discounts available for truckload quantity orders. Contact our expert sales team for assistance with your IBC questions or for custom product requests.