How to load a bottom valve flexitank

Posted by: Techno Group
Category: Flexitanks
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Most flexitanks used around the world have one bottom valve for loading and unloading purposes. Some operators however prefer to work with a top loading flexitanks.

Here are some pointers on how to load a bottom charge and discharge flexitank. If you require any further assistance contact us and we’ll be glad to help you.

  • Inspect the flexitank for proper installation. Be sure to check the following items:
    • Make sure that the flexitank has been properly unrolled completely against the walls of the container and into the corners. The flexitank should be secured to the container in all corners.
    • Check the flexitank valve is secured against the bulkhead and is positioned correctly.
    • Verify the capacity of the flexitank to avoid under or over-filling. Flexitanks can be under or over loaded by up to 3% of the total capacity of the flexitank as per COA Standards.
      • NOTE: Under or over filling beyond above recommendations may void manufacturer’s warranty and cause a leakage.
    • Effective product temperature range is 158°F to -23°F or 70°C to -5°C.
  • If present, open the wear sleeve snout and roll back to expose the valve.
  • Remove the safety cap and locking pin. Pull the lever of the flexitank valve outward to ensure that the ball valve is fully opened.
  • Fit the cam-lock coupling of the loading hose properly to the valve and lock into place. Make sure that the loading hose is properly supported to prevent pulling downward on the flexitank valve and potentially damaging the flexitank.

NOTE: When filling the flexitank, DO NOT fill beyond or below the capacity guidelines +/- 3%. Check and complete your “Installation and Load Report” for internal purposes.

  • When the required amount of product has been loaded into the flexitank, close the flexitank valve by moving the handle to the closed position and turn off the pump simultaneously. Insert locking pin into handle to secure its position and seal as necessary.
  • Prior to removing the loading hose from the flexitank valve, drain residual product from hose to a collection point.
  • Clean the valve by removing any excess product and re-secure the bung cap.
  • If present, twist the snout of the wear sleeve closed and tighten with the attached zip-tie. Fold out of the way of the door.
  • Ensure that the Warning Label has been affixed to the left hand door of the container. Close the right hand door of the container and seal it.
Author: Techno Group