Flexibags are standard containers comprising a bag or bladder for storing and transporting non-regulated liquids. With the bladder insider the 20 ft. container, fluids remain protected from punctures and moving. Since a bulkhead fixture remains at the container’s open end, the bladder receives support from external expansion.
We recommend these containers because they offer the easiest means of transporting non-hazardous cargo such as food items and chemicals in bulk. The collapsible bags can accommodate up to 24,000 liters of liquid cargo on average although others undergo customization per shipment requirements. Here’s a look at why they’re the best for bulk liquid transportation.
Our flexitanks for sale have increasingly become popular because they’re financially viable for transporting non-hazardous liquid cargo. Also, they provide better protection against contamination. Effectively, they’ve made transportation more efficient and cost-effective, making them a preferred replacement for the conventionally used ISO containers and drums.
Flexibags for sale are less costly than IBCs, drums, and ISO tanks. The cost of using flexitanks for sale is 33% less than what’s required to spend during the transportation of bulk liquid using conventional bulk liquid containers.
Our flexibags maintain liquid quality carefully intact. They comprise numerous polyethylene layers, each fitted with a valve and pump, making them waterproof, airproof, and weatherproof. They’re designed mostly for single-use, which contributes to decreasing the likelihood of contamination considerably.
The maximum volume of flexibags for sale is 24,000 liters inside a common freight container, which can ship about 50% more cargo than bottled shipment, 15% more than intermediate bulk containers, and 40% more than drummed shipments.
Other transportation units for bulk liquid need cleaning and shipping to where they’re required once used, which could result in shortages when you have to transport non-hazardous liquids. With our flexitanks for sale, you can ship them virtually anywhere globally within days, and load them into a readily accessible 20ft. general container.
You don’t need a forklift to lift flexibags when loading or unloading a container, making the process faster and cheaper than using IBCs and drums. Furthermore, the product loss is lower with flexibags for sale.
The materials used in manufacturing flexibags are recyclable, so there’s zero wastage. The plastic material and other auxiliary components of the bag are typically recycled and there’s no clutter, unlike containers and drums, which might comprise different materials and are not easily recyclable.
Since flexitanks offer convenient handling, loading, and unloading, the labor involved is comparatively lesser. This means the logistics revenue will be considerably lower.
Over time, flexitanks have evolved to fulfill the varied needs of various industries. The different kinds of flexibags that are accessible in the market today include:
It might be hard to empty liquids that leave sediments beneath the flexitank throughout transport and storage. Some type of pulse technology that permits the liquid to be agitated or mixed before discharge is accessible to empty the tank easily.
These tanks’ structure in most cases prevents sludge deposits in the corners. The valves are situated at a lower level on the collapsible bag for ease of discharge.
High viscosity liquids might need light heating before discharging from the flexibag. Such liquids will require unique flexibags comprising at least three polyethylene layers that can withstand the heat safely from heater pads or other compatible accessories.
Based on the liquid being transported, specialized flexibags with extra protection levels from contaminants are accessible. The protection given by specialized flexibags includes minimum water and air vapor transmission that helps decrease or prevent liquid oxidation inside.
Some liquids generate heat when stored over a period, which can be extremely hazardous when it’s transported and stored in a poorly manufactured flexibag. The collapsible bag can bulge, or explode in rare cases.
To avoid such cases, contemporary flexibags come equipped with automatic pressure valves that can be set to discharge the extra pressure in the tank when it surpasses a particular level. This means you must seek reputed manufacturers with certification.
While this isn’t common, extra-large flexibags that fit a 40 ft. dry van are also accessible. These function mostly when transporting dairy products, juices, etc. Transporting in a refrigerated container implies that the temperature can be regulated per the cargo’s requirement.
We recommend utmost care when handling a flexibag. This means the installation should take place by experienced professionals. Ensure the container in which shipping is taking place is cleaned thoroughly and have sharp objects removed. After cleaning, you must confirm there’s no rust or lingering odors in the container.
After a final inspection has taken place and before the positioning of the flexibag in the container takes place, the container’s walls and floor must be lined with durable material, for instance, corrugated sheet to prevent the tank from being damaged or snagged.
The personnel who access the container’s interior to lay the lining material and place the bag shouldn’t use shoes to prevent the damage of materials. Only a dedicated hose and pump must be used to fill the bag.
Ensure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions during filling, handling, and discharge. At times, the liquid being transported might thicken because of the weather or the liquid’s properties. It might also thicken throughout storage, resulting in difficulty throughout the discharge and might need mild heating using suitable heating pads or heaters that you can position beneath the tank. Therefore, maximum caution is necessary to make sure the tank isn’t damaged, resulting in ruptures.
Flexibags are a convenient option if you’re looking to transport bulk liquids. You just need to find a reliable manufacturer to ensure the safe delivery of your products.