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Question 456 June 2006


Manouvering IBCs with forktrucks. Design flaw?

We would like to learn of other companies experience of using non-perimetric (skid) IBCs with forklift trucks. Normally you would lift an IBC from the front, ie facing the label plate and valve however, if you lift a non-perimetric IBC from this side, you have no lower bar underneath the forks. Consequently, if you brake suddenly, the IBC shoots off the forks and tumbles over. With a perimetric IBC the lower metal bar limits the distance the IBC travels along the fork and prevents it from flipping over, which is considerably safer. Do other companies make the conscious decision not to use non-perimetric IBCs with forktrucks, or if they do use them with forktrucks, do they limit the use to carrying from the side with a lower bar only, and if so how do they control this?

 
 

The following 2 companies answered this question and 4 documents were supplied:

  • Schlumberger Oilfield Services - North Sea
  • UKAEA
Documents
  • "IBC Incident"
  • "PF 154"
  • "PF Tanks-Sideshot"
  • "PF Valve Assembly"

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