The Ecobulk SX-D with a filling volume of 1000 litres can be used in EX Zones 1 + 2 and is also suitable for highly sensitive areas, where protection against fire and leakage, and risk minimisation have top priority. The IBC is approved for densities up to a maximum of 1.9 g/cm³. The safety of the packaging has been confirmed by independent institutions: In addition to the “FM Approved” label, the ECOBULK SX-D also has the “UL listed” test mark according to UL Test 2368 by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. This is an internationally recognised procedure with which the American organisation certifies products with regard to their safety and fire resistance. After passing the appropriate tests, the IBC also complies with the fire protection guideline “NFPA 30: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code” of the National Fire Protection Association in the USA and has approval for filling products with a flash point of ≥ 37.8°C / 100° F.
Integrated SCHÜTZ Dip-Tube discharge system
The contents are removed by means of a pump connection and the SCHÜTZ Dip-Tube, which is integrated into the first of the two bungs on top of the container. This position allows the discharge tube to reach the lowest point of the inner bottle to ensure excellent residual emptying. The closed removal system offers the additional advantage of avoiding contact with the filling product, including any escaping vapours. The steel caps that protect the bungs and the filling opening of the IBC during transport and storage feature a bayonet catch which can be removed and attached quickly without the need for tools.
A wide range of applications
The double hull design and closed discharge system make the SX-D the ideal solution for all filling products or applications that require heightened safety during handling. This means that the new container is suitable for sensitive hazardous Class 6.1 goods, such as toluene diisocyanate (TDI). In addition to meeting the highest fire protection standards, the new SCHÜTZ IBC can also be used for general risk minimisation, for example, when used directly in the production line. This performance has also been confirmed by the commercial property insurance group FM Global.
In addition to the Ecobulk SX-D, Schütz is presenting the prototype of a new product version with access to an outlet fitting integrated into the outer hull, thus enabling discharge from below, an emptying option that is commonly requested.