IBC Totes, sometimes known by their full name of Intermediate Bulk Containers, are a large-capacity form of storage mainly used for safely transporting and dispensing liquids. Containers are made in various grades, and are generally intended for use with food, medicine, corrosive liquids, or liquids that are highly flammable. If you deal with high volumes of liquids but haven’t begun to use IBC totes, then you should look into them as an option. MAJOR BENEFITS OF TOTES The primary benefit of these totes is their ability to store large amounts of a given liquid – containers are typically built to hold either 275 or 330 gallons, and can easily be stacked in warehouse settings to effectively fill the space you’re dealing with. Totes are primarily sold with pallets attached to them, allowing them to be transported in and out of a facility by a standard forklift. This ease of transportation is ideal for any company that needs the products being stored, but doesn’t quite have room in the main office to hold them. For some companies, however, the true value of totes is their ability to easily store large amounts of dangerous materials. Some containers simply aren’t qualified to handle flammable or corrosive substances, and just one spill of these substances could have nasty consequences for the company (especially if someone gets hurt). Simple dispensers allow for the right amount of the liquid to be removed at any given time while safely storing the rest. CONCLUSION In general, there’s no good reason to not use IBC totes if you’re dealing with high volumes of liquid – just be sure that your tote is graded for the material you’re storing and you’ll be just fine. Many totes are available used, and these should not be discounted – totes are built to be sturdy, and in most cases, a well-cleaned but pre-owned tote will be quite sufficient for your needs. Here are some of the IBC Totes available: here.
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