Flexitanks are a savior when it comes to transporting bulk liquid items from one place to another. However, you need to take good care while loading flexitanks as it needs to be done in a proper, systematic and safe manner. Here are a few loading instructions for top and bottom loading flexitanks.
Loading a Top Discharge Flexitank
- When you check the installation of the flexitank, make sure you examine the flexitank valve. It needs to be positioned appropriately. The flexitank also needs to be methodically enrolled against the container walls. It also needs to be fastened in all the corners of the container.
- You need to check the flexitank’s capacity. This ensures under or over filing is avoided. You can under or over load a flexitank by up to 2% of the flexitank’s total capacity.
- Do away with the locking pin and safety cap and see that you pull the lever of the valve outwards so that the valve is completely opened. The cam-lock coupling of the loading hose needs to be fitted into the valve properly and locked appropriately.
- When the flexitank fills up, move the load hose higher so that it doesn’t get trapped between the container’s side wall and flexitank. After it is adequately filled, close the valve, turn off the pump and insert a locking pin into the handle.
- Drain out any residual product from the hose, clean the valve properly, re-attach the bung cap and make sure the warning label has been duly fixed to the container’s left hand door. Shut the container’s right hand door.
Loading a Bottom Discharge Flexitank
- Prior to installation, check the flexitank and see that it has been unrolled completely against the walls and onto the corners of the container. It also needs to be secured and positioned against the bulkhead appropriately.
- Understand the flexitank’s capacity so that under or over filling is avoided. Just as a top loading flexitank, you can under or over load a bottom discharge flexitank by up to 2%. After opening the wear sleeve snout, roll it out so that the valve is exposed.
- After removing the locking pin and safety cap, pull the flexitank’s lever towards the outside. This ensures the ball valve is completely opened. The cam-lock coupling and loading hose need to be properly fitted to the valve and appropriately locked. The loading hose needs to be correctly supported so that any downward pulling on the flexitank valve is prevented.
- After the product is loaded inside the flexitank, close the valve and turn off the pump. Put a locking pin into the handle and seal it. Before removing the loading hose from the flexitank, do away with any residual product that exists from the hose to the collection point.
- Clean the valve and re-secure the bung cap. Seal the wear sleeve and tighten it with the attached zip-tie. You need to also make certain that the warning belt is duly fixed to the left hand door.
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