How to select a container for a flexitank

Posted by: Techno Group
Category: Flexitanks
Container for flexitanks

Proper container selection is key when using a flexitank. A damaged or faulty container may cause big problems when attempting to install your flexitank and might even damage it during transport causing loss of products, fines, and potential environmental damages.

Here are a few key points to be aware upon selecting your container. If you require any further assistance contact us and we’ll be glad to help you.

We understand that it is not always possible to select a container and you simply receive them; however, if a container is not adequate, you must always reject it and request another container be provided citing the potential problems it might cause.

  • Containers selected for flexitank transport must have a gross weight rating of at least 30,480 Kgs.
  • Containers must be no more than 10 years old.
  • Both side walls should be corrugated for the entire length of the side wall. Any container with flat decal panels must be rejected.
  • There should not be any deformation to any of the container walls.
  • Each door must have a minimum of two locking bars and each locking bar must be retained by a minimum of three locking bar brackets.
  • All locking bar cams should lock into both top and bottom locking bar cam retainers correctly.
  • Handles should position freely into door handle retainers and door handle catches should fully close.
  • Structural parts of the door; vertical sections, upper and lower ‘C” sections should be free from buckling and dents. All hinges should be in working order and free moving.
  • The floor must be free from splinters and protruding nails, screws, and other fixings.
  • Any container with any of the following features should be rejected:
    • Gouge greater than ½” (15mm) deep irrespective of length
    • Gouge more than ¼” (6mm) deep and greater than 6” (150mm) wide irrespective of length
    • Repaired sections larger than 2’ (610mm) x 2’ (610mm)
    • De-lamination of the floor boards or any other damage affecting floor strength
    • Difference in height between adjacent plants/panels greater than ½” (15mm)
    • Holes in the floor or walls other than nail holes/li>
    • Excessive rust
Container for flexitank
Sample of a good container

Those are the basics on how to select a good container for your flexitank!

Here are some more resources that you might find helpful!

How to properly discharge a flexitank

How to prepare a container for a flexitank

How to load a bottom discharge flexitank

How to load a top discharge flexitank

Author: Techno Group