IBC Storage Units

IBC Storage Units

for Combustible Liquids in NFPA Class II and III

  • 120
  • 160



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


  • A fraction of the cost of cutoff (hazmat) rooms
  • 3rd party leasing options available
  • Remote monitoring included on all ISUs
  • 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.


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


    • 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
    • Includes aluminum entry ramps for ease of access by standard forklifts
    • Through a secure VPN connection in the control panel, Safespill is able to monitor the status of each system remotely. Remote monitoring is included on all IBC Storage Units (ISUs) to simplify maintenance and inspection and allow for faster troubleshooting.


  • 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
  • 480V/460V and starting at 84 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

  • 100 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 3 Breached IBC
Worst Case Scenario (WCS)

Three (3) Breached IBC 825 Three (3) breached IBCs (275 gallons)
Activated Sprinkler Head Volume 33,600 Sprinkler heads (8 heads * 56 GPM * 75 mins.)
WCS Flushing Water 7,200 Flushing Manifolds (max 96 GPM * 75 mins.)
∴ Spill Containment Tank 41,625 Total gallons

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). Two frac tanks can serve multiple ISUs.
  • One frac tank can serve multiple ISUs.
Indoor ISU Capacity Height Width Depth
(includes ramps)
(includes lateral discharge areas)
120-IBC 22.5' (6.9 m)
(3 IBCs)
38' (11.6 m)
(8 IBCs)
45' (13.7 m)
(5 IBCs)
1,710 ft2 (158.9 m2)
160-IBC 30' (9.1 m)
(4 IBCs)
38' (11.6 m)
(8 IBCs)
45' (13.7 m)
(5 IBCs)
1,710 ft2 (158.9 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.