Flexitanks are safe, great for transporting cargo or liquids in bulk, are eco-friendly and very economical when compared to ISO tanks and containers. We, at Rishi FIBC Solutions, a top quality fluid flexitank manufacturer with a state of the art plant in Mysore, constantly strive to improve and invent ways that will help to make transporting liquids with fluid flexitanks easier. We offer flexitanks that range from a capacity of 16KL to 24KL which are fabricated from virgin polyethylene and polypropylene.
Precautions: A Must While Using Flexitanks
It is always best to be safe and understand the necessary precautions that need to be taken when using a flexitank, no matter how viable and safe it is. This is why the Code of Practice was prepared by the Container Owners Association so that the quality and safety of the flexitanks is enhanced and failures and unnecessary damages are reduced.
Prior to the shipping of bulk cargo, it is best to follow the guidelines mentioned in the code as you will accordingly have a fair idea of which flexitanks to accept so that safe operations and environment protection is kept at top priority. You will also have an idea of flexitank failures and container damages that need to be minimized.
The Codes of Conduct When Using a Flexitank
Some of the codes of conduct you need to follow when using a flexitank is as follows:
- Container Selection: You need to make sure that the containers used for the shipment should possess a gross weight rating of not less than 30 tonnes and both sides of the wall need to be corrugated. The containers need to go through rigorous testing and have to meet other stringent criteria in order to ensure that the bulk cargo is in safe hands.
- Testing of the Material that Hold the Contents to be Shipped: When the flexitank goes through the shipping process, it undergoes various kinds of environmental factors and tough circumstances. The flexitank’s material needs to be sturdy to endure these conditions and ensure that nothing happens to the cargo inside. Some of the testing it undergoes comprises of tear resistance, puncture resistance, temperature tolerance and seal strength.
- Precautions while Loading and Unloading: The loading and unloading process is key and so you need to make sure that the labor that goes into this procedure does not permanently affect or negatively influence the items inside the flexitank in any way.
- Insurance: In case there is an operational service malfunction or flexitank failure, the flexitank operators need to maintain insurance. The insurer needs to be of a high standard.
It is very important that carriers as well as manufacturers of flexitanks for bulk transport follow these codes diligently. This will help to ensure that the bulk liquid or cargo is in top order at all times and perfectly safe which, as a result, makes the entire transportation process more convenient.