IBC Storage Units

IBC Storage Units

for Combustible Liquids in NFPA Class II and III

  • 90
  • 120
  • 160

IBC CAPACITY

IBC

The Safespill IBC Storage Unit (ISU) safely stores 90, 120, or 160 IBCs. An ISU is the perfect solution to mitigate risk and avoid facility loss from a breached IBC.

BENEFITS

  • A fraction of the cost of cutoff (hazmat) rooms
  • 3rd party leasing options available
  • Safely stores more product in a smaller footprint
  • 5-year warranty with optional renewal
  • All ISUs installed or currently under construction have received the appropriate permits by the local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ). Safespill can offer permit application support and P.E. stamped drawings.

INSTALLATION

  • Designed for installation inside of warehouses
  • The ISUs can be disassembled and installed again elsewhere

FEATURES

    • A Safespill floor is on every level of the Safespill ISU
    • A QR sprinkler head is on every IBC corner
    • ISUs account for “lateral discharge” (horizontal spill from an IBC during a forklift puncture)
    • The sprinkler system can tie into the existing fire water main
    • The flushing system can tie into the existing municipal water main

    INSTALLATION

  • 20-30 days by Safespill’s installation team or local contactor under Safespill’s supervision
  • Safespill storage units designed for installation inside of warehouses
  • The ISUs can be disassembled and installed again elsewhere

Pump Requirements

  • Each ISU will have centrifugal pumps to remove the spilled liquid
  • 480/460V and starting at 50 Amps, subject to project specifics, per ISU for centrifugal pumps and the control panel

Fire Water Requirements

  • 450 GPM @ 100 PSI water supply per ISU for fire water to the QR in-rack sprinklers

Municipal Water Requirements

  • 90 GPM
  • For flushing water, a booster pump is standard per ISU to ensure correct pressure

Spill Containment Tank

  • Spilled liquid and sprinkler water need to be pumped to temporary spill containment.

Spill Containment Calculation Example for 1 Breached IBC
Worst Case Scenario (WCS)

One (1) Breached IBC 275 gallons Based on a standard IBC size
Activated Sprinkler Head Volume 10,080 gallons 6 sprinkler heads * 56 GPM * 30 min.
WCS Flushing Water 2,880 gallons 96 GPM * 30 min.
∴ Spill Containment Tank 13,235 gallons Minimum tank capacity
IBC-Storage-Unit-Containment-Tank

21,000-gal Frac Tank – Image shown for reference only.

  • Safespill recommends a standard 21,000-gallon capacity industrial storage tank (frac tank), based on a conservative assessment (worst-case spill scenario) shown in the calculation above. The tank size and type must be verified by the AHJ.
  • The frac tank should be placed in the vicinity (outdoor) of the IBC Storage Unit (ISU).
  • One frac tank can serve multiple ISUs.
Height Width Depth Footprint*
90-IBC 3 IBCs 21 ft (6.4 m) 6 IBCs 25 ft (7.6 m) 5 IBCs 45 ft (13.7 m) 1,125 ft² (104.1 m²)
120-IBC 4 IBCs 28 ft (8.5 m) 6 IBCs 25 ft (7.6 m) 5 IBCs 45 ft (13.7 m) 1,125 ft² (104.1 m²)
160-IBC 4 IBCs 28 ft (8.5 m) 8 IBCs 34 ft (10.4 m) 5 IBCs 45 ft (13.7 m) 1,530 ft² (142.5 m²)

This is based on a standard 275-gallon composite IBC.

*Stand-off distance in between ISUs should be 6 ft.

Safespill IBC Storage Unit
Fire Test

The Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) is filled with 275 gallons of kerosene and ignited. The Safespill IBC Storage Unit (ISU) contains and removes the ignited liquid within 3 seconds of ignition. No surrounding IBCs were damaged on the Safespill floor.