UN intermediate bulk containers (IBCs)

An Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) is a rigid or flexible portable means of containment (MOC) that has a capacity equal to or less than 3000 L and is designed for mechanical handling, other than a bag, box, drum or jerrican, as defined in TP 14850.

What is a UN standardized IBC?

As per paragraph 5.6(a)(ii) of the TDG Regulations, a UN standardized IBC manufactured in Canada must be in accordance with sections 2 to 11 of standard CAN/CGSB-43.146 “Design, Manufacture and Use of Intermediate Bulk Containers for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods”.

As per subsection 5.6(b) of the TDG Regulations, UN Standardized IBCs manufactured outside Canada must be in accordance with the requirements specified in chapter 6.5 of the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UN Recommendations) and the national regulations of the country of manufacture.

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