Flexitank containers need to be prepared thoroughly and carefully before you put flexitanks in them. Preparing the flexitank container is crucial else flaws in the container can puncture or damage the flexitank. Remember, you should not use the container for storing or transporting flexitanks if its walls or floors are not in a good condition.
Here are the five steps you absolutely need to follow when preparing a flexitank container
Sweep off the dust – The first step towards preparing the flexitank is to open the container and give it a thorough clean. There should be no trace of dirt and dust in the container. If the container is not cleaned properly it could cause contamination. So, to ensure a hygienic and safe environment for the cargo it is vital to clean the container properly.
Smoothen out rough edges – Any rough edges in the container can cause chaffing of the flexitanks. So, before you load the flexitanks it is important to cover any rough edges in the container. Once you have cleaned the flexitanks, feel the walls of the container using your hands to detect any rough spots. If you find any rough spots, carefully cover those using duct tapes. For the rough edges on the walls, you can use corrugation. This step helps to keep the flexitanks safe during the transport.
Seal the container welds – When preparing flexitank container you also need to take care of the welds. There are usually two welds on each of the sides and two on the front wall of the container. You can use duct tape to cover the corner welds. It is recommended that you apply the duct tape from the floor to around ¾ the height of the container wall. Sealing the rough welds helps to prevent the chafing of flexitank.
Remove sharp objects – Carefully check the container floor to look for any screws, nails or any other sharp object that could puncture the flexitank. If any sharp objects are detected those need to be removed from the container immediately. Also, if you find any rough spots use the duct tape or corrugation to smoothen it out.
Reject the container that does not meet the criteria – It is important that you carefully check the container and ensure it passes through all required safety standards before you load flexitanks. If you find that the container misses on the vital requirements, it is suggested that you reject the container and immediately go in for another one.
Keep the above five steps in mind when preparing the container for flexitanks to ensure a safe transport. At Rishi FIBC, we make sure to guide our customers on the safe practices for using flexitanks. Contact us today to book your order for customized flexitanks or for more tips on the safe ways of using flexitanks for transporting bulk liquid cargo.