Are you transporting or storing your chemicals in IBC containment?
First of all, to give a definition, IBC, or Intermediate Bulk Containers, are containers that are primarily used while liquids, chemicals, and other bulk substances are in transit.
Space is very important, whether being transported on trucks or other means of transportation. So instead of piling on the drums, which would leave a lot of unused space, and which could be quite hazardous, the merchandise is transported in IBC containment. These containers tend to be square, thereby using space much more efficiently.
But bulk containers can leak, just like any other container. That’s why the EPA requires that precautions are taken to contain any spills.
Fortunately, you can comply with those regulations by simply using IBC containment units. Generally, those are in the form of pallets, which are designed to be placed underneath the IBCs in order to catch any spills or leaks that might occur.
There are also a variety of options. You can get heavy duty metal pallets or equally heavy duty polyethylene pallets. The latter come in sizes to accommodate a single IBC or two IBCs at a time.
Basically, whether you’re transporting oils, chemicals, or other hazardous liquids in IBC containers, or whether you store them in those containers on your premises — you need IBC spill containment pallets. The good news is that they can hold up to 400 gallons of liquids, so you’ll get a lot of protection.
This makes containing a leak or spill is much more economical than having to clean up the aftermath. Not only that, but it’s the law too. EPA regulations require that IBC containers are protected with spill containment pallets or similar equipment.
You may also want to know that the basin is actually made out of heavy duty 100% polyethylene, and is resistant to rust as well as corrosion. IBC containment is a must and it’s available in sizes to fit most standard IBC units.
So before you make your purchase, look for high quality construction, and make sure that the unit you’re about to buy is indeed approved by the EPA and meets its requirements.