Drums and carboys are an inconvenient, risky and expensive way to transport and store hazardous chemicals and in some circumstances do not comply with legislation on manual handling (Manual Handling Regulations - 1992)
Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) can prove a practical option but their benefits are compromised both by restrictions on handling large volumes of dangerous chemicals by forklift truck (Management of Health and Safety at work Regulations 1992) and by the nuisance and expense of deposits and rentals.
MINIBULK® systems allow users to take delivery by low pressure discharge (up to 14psi) from tankers or lorry-mounted IBCs with the minimum of danger and with no rental or cleaning charges.
Employee health is, more than ever, a high priority and MINIBULK® systems remove the dangers associated with manual lifting, reduce opportunities for exposure to chemicals to a minimum and provide the assurance of bunded total containment.
Major chemical suppliers offer guidelines regarding the safe storage and handling of their products. Forbes works closely with these companies to ensure that MINIBULK® systems satisfy their recommendations.
By standardising designs around the economical use of materials, manufacturing costs are minimised. Standard features and optional equipment are listed on pages 3 and 7 of our product literature.
Every MINIBULK® system is designed for its specified application. those of thermoplastic construction will usually be black to protect the contents from the effects of UV light.
The success of the MINIBULK® concept for the storage of bulk chemicals in quantities up to 8,000 litres inspired the intorduction of a further range to accommodate bulk tanker deliveries by high pressure discharge (up to 30psi). Offering tank capacities from 10,000 litres to 30,000 litres, the MINIBULK® PLUS range is available in 6 standard sizes - all supplied complete with safety bund and associated pipework. MINIBULK® PLUS systems are available with the full range of MINIBULK optional equipment.
MINIBULK® PLUS storage tanks are invariably designed to BS4994:1987 using a thermoplastic/GRP dual laminate with a polypropylene, UPVC or PVDF inner shell or chop hoop wound GRP as appropriate to the specified duty. Both the tank and its integral bund, fabricated in chop-hoop wound GRP or dual laminate, are externally pigmented to customer specification from the BS4800 range.
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