While preparing for this next entry, I came across a very interesting article that made me stop and think about YOU and how you are going to absorb the following information. Will it be just another lame post about what we have to offer, who we are, or perhaps the old hit and miss approach of throwing something on the wall to see if it sticks?
We are all so overexposed to junk Email, spam, and unsolicited requests. So I stopped for a second to think about how important it is for me to feel like you have gained something from this entry, to walk away with information that is actually useful and valuable to YOU, and available anytime at no cost to you whatsoever. (This is the reason for this blog by the way).
“ We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”
So, in me telling you that we have several totes available for sale here in Houston, considered ‘overstock’ equipment, and for which we can make you a good deal; …….just doesn’t resonate well with me. Instead, let me give you a bit more. Follow me:
1) What is an IBC tote? A tote is a common term used in the industry to describe an Intermediate Bulk Container. Whether handling bulk liquids, viscous products or dry flowables, IBC totes or portable bulk containers can meet transportation and handling requirements for corrosives, flammables, food and beverages, custom chemicals, lubricants, pharmaceuticals, in a safe and cost effective way. The most common sizes are 350 and 550 gallon capacity.
2.) Do you have a need for totes? If you find yourself interested in purchasing totes, you will need to answer a few basic questions:. 1) Will this equipment be used for a hazardous or flammable product?, 2) what size works best ?, 3) Do you require Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel , new or used, and finally 4) Quantity of totes required.
3.) totes offered carry the following designation:
DOT UN31A permits the shipment of flammable and combustible liquids authorized by Title 49 CFR.
Allowable modes of transportation: motor vehicle, rail freight, cargo vessel, or air freight. NMFC Item 41032, Sub 1, Class 125. (per DOT)
Those are basics, as most of you already know and understand. Following on that note, have you come across the situation when you need to re-test these totes? I get lot of questions on re-certification. For those of you who may be looking to see what it takes, how to do it, and where to begin; we have put together a manual to give you point by point instruction when the time comes to re-certify your totes. Why do you need to this? Per DOT regulations, these totes must be maintained within a current inspection period of every 2 1/2 years.
As always, feel free to ask any questions, and post them here so that we can all gain from each other.