In order to successfully ship products in your IBC tanks, you’ll need to ensure that they’re closed tightly. As such the US DOT indicates that the manufacturers of items should notify the recipient of packages beforehand. In essence, they should properly inform them of the many requirements before transferring items. Hence, closing instructions should be provided according to the US DOT 49 CFR 178.2.
Furthermore, fillers, importers, and the liable shippers of hazardous materials should make it their business to properly follow all of the instructions for closure that is received. This just simply means that relevant torque should be applied to all totes before shipping. It should be noted that each type of material requires a specific torque.
This ensures that they are properly sealed. It is recommended that you secure the these instructions on a file close by. They will come in handy whenever you need to correct the values. If you’re interested in learning more, you can view the video demonstration on how you can easily install the cover on stainless steel Reconditioned IBC totes.
The following is an essential checklist on how you can securely install the lid on your tank. This applies to the shipment of hazardous materials and products:
* Vapors and materials should be secured properly by tightening the lids and other openings.
* Tanks that are labeled UN31A should be fitted with emergency vents at the top and must be thoroughly inspected before the shipment leaves; if it is faulty, it should be replaced.
* The gasket on the lid must be inspected for any type of damages and it should be replaced as needed.
* To install your drum lid, you’ll need to do so with a clamp ring. However, you may need to tap the ring with a mallet. Keep in mind that a non-sparking mallet is recommended.
* When the bolt is tightened to 30ft-lbs the lock nut must then be fitted tightly in place.