Hi folks- you already know based on our writing style that we tend to be a little different in the way we approach our business and certainly in the way we treat our customers. With that being said, the inquiries about IBC Totes here in Houston have started coming in so let’s talk about what you need to know before you make your purchase. Transliquid Technologies offers limited used stainless steel IBC totes for sale since our focus has been on the R&D of not just insulating jackets but also built in heating coils for your IBC totes.
However, it is important for you to know the details before you make your purchase.
First of all, we are discussing the standard IBC totes such as the 350 gallon an 550 gallon totes. We are not discussing the blow molded plastic IBC totes, nothing wrong with them, just simply not the type of IBC we are referring to here. So, this is the standard 304 Stainless Steel Intermediate Bulk Container.
Sometime back there was a flood of chinese totes that had entered the market. Now I am not going to write towards or against chinese totes, you may already have your own opinion on the matter but this entry will not be about that. However, you need to know what you are purchasing.
Chinese totes are typically a little thinner gauge material, but fully meeting the industry standard and specification of the American made totes. So, if you are buying used totes; make sure you ask who the manufacturer is, if that is important to you. Remember, all that we are doing here is giving you the information, what you do with it is up to you.
Second, most used IBC totes will be sold with the label “in-test”. But wait, what does that mean to you? Be careful because “In test” could mean that you only have a week, a month, 6 months, etc.. until the tote needs to be re certified. Yes, if you are using these totes for transport, it is your responsibility to have them in test and certified for transport. Now, re certifying is not a big deal, all you need is to purchase a kit and you can do it yourself. The point is, no surprises. Learn the facts, ask the right questions, and make the right purchase.
Last, try to get a visual representation of what the totes looks like. Now, just to help you remember here, we are talking about ‘used’ IBC Totes. You cannot imagine the number of times I came across stories of company ‘X’ selling a used tote to a customer that showed up so banged up, it looked like it had falling off the truck. If you are a company, and looking to make a purchase for your own inventory, the samething applies so try to minimize the surprises. Some people will care and some people will not care about about the cosmetics of the used IBC tote. But just know the facts.
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