Empty big bags are usually packed on pallets and must always be stored under appropriate conditions. They should not be exposed to direct sunlight for long time. Water, rain and extreme humidity are not good for FIBCs’ shelflife.
STORING FILLED FIBCS
There are several ways to best store FIBCs. Depending on the material, you can choose to place the bags in racks( with or without pallet).
You can also stack the FIBCs. Ensure that you stack the FIBC correctly and that the FIBC must be certified for the height that you wish to maintain.
Ensure that you always keep a filled FIBC low to the ground when you drive a forklift truck. If you hold the filled FIBC too high above the ground. the forklift truck will be unstable and you will increase the risk of accidents.
Handling with cranes
Ensure that the hooks of the crane do not contain sharp parts which could damage the bags or the lifting structure. Use protective materials wherever possible. We advise that you use special safety hooks, so that the bag can never unexpectedly come off the hooks.
- In order to avoid damage to the loops, the forks should be free from sharp edges and, if necessary, covered with suitable material.
- When driving FIBC hanging from a forklift, the vehicle is in danger of tipping over. As a precaution, the FIBC should be transported close to the pole at the lowest level possible and with the pole bent slightly backwards.
- The FIBC should be positioned on the forklift so that the wheels of the forklift do not damage the FIBC and the driver’s view is not obstructed.