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Safe, fast filling of IBC’s

Safe, fast filling of IBC’s
08/10/2011

Equipment from Filling Solutions Ltd of Nottingham has been installed by Colorplas Ltd., to provide almost continuous filling of base resin from road tankers into IBC’s - avoiding the cost of installing expensive fire-proof bulk storage tanks.

Many companies purchase chemicals in 1 tonne intermediate bulk containers (IBC’s) to avoid the cost of installing large and expensive bulk storage tanks. These tanks often need fire-proofing, lagging, trace heating as well as large bund walls - depending upon the nature of the chemical. Consequently suppliers charge a premium for the chemical. Now Colorplas enjoy bulk purchase prices without having had to install a large bulk storage tank.

Colorplas, based in Rochdale, are manufacturers of pigment dispersions and gelcoat products for the construction, automotive and marine industries. Their Production Director Mr Nick Parkinson, told us, “We looked into the feasibility of installing a 30 tonne bulk storage tank but the cost was excessive. After talking with Filling Solutions we realised we could install their low cost special filling equipment, allowing us to fill almost continuously from a road tanker and with maximum protection from spillage. We now have a very safe process. We fill one IBC and in a matter of a few seconds switch off the filler, transfer the drip-proof filling head into a second IBC stationed two metres away, restart the pump and fill the second IBC. The filled one is fork lifted away and an empty IBC positioned in place during the filling of the second one. The process continues until all 20 tonnes of base resin is emptied from the road tanker.” As a result of this modest investment Colorplas has a method of filling IBC’s safely and quickly with the major benefit of reduction in cost of the bulk material.

Filling Solutions products are designed, manufactured and built in Hucknall, Nottingham. For further information, contact the company on 0115 963 4477 or visit their website at: www.fillingsolutions.co.uk

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