Stainless Steel IBC Engineering and Manufacturing Standards
Stainless steel intermediate bulk containers are approved according to the standards and requirements of Title 49 CFR Section 178, the FDA, IMDG, ANSI / NSF 61, NFPA 30 Section 9.4.1 (1), UL 142, and are DOT UN31A/Y permitted for the handling and transport of hazardous and non-hazardous, flammable or combustible Packing Group II and III food grade, consumable materials and liquids. Stainless steel IBC tanks engineering design certifications approves them for freight transport via motor vehicle, rail, air, and sea cargo vessels.
Characteristics and Advantages of Stainless Steel IBC Tanks
Stainless steel metals have unique properties and advanced chemical resistance. Elemental chromium within the metal forms a protective chromium oxide film across container surfaces due to the reaction between chromium and atmospheric oxygen during manufacture. Due to the chromium oxide film, stainless steel IBCs require no further surface protection from corrosion. If the surface is damaged, the chromium oxide film will repair itself if oxygen is present.
Stainless steel IBC totes can have very long service lives, are highly portable and reusable, are easy to maneuver, fill, load, and discharge, and generally require very little maintenance aside from cleaning and inspection approvals. Successful stainless IBC lifespan can be more than 20 years, even when
handling corrosive commodities, making these IBCs ideal long term, cost effective company assets. At service end, stainless IBCs are 100% recyclable, effectively limiting environmental waste and industry disposal costs.