Fall isn’t just a time to start thinking about your Fantasy Football line ups, it’s also the time to start winterizing your IBC totes too. The color changes and crisp days are a good indicator that it’s time to take measures to protect the valuable business assets stored in your IBCs. In this blog post, we’ll go over a few ways you can start preparing before the mercury drops too low. Better to prepare now, than to wait until a freeze happens and you are left scrambling to keep your IBCs warm.
Stack your Totes
Most IBC’s are designed in part to be stackable by means of a forklift. By stacking and grouping them together, you will cut down on the surface area of the totes exposed to cold air. This method certainly won’t keep the totes warm, but it may keep internal temps up by a degree or two.
The most obvious solution to winterizing your tote tanks would be moving them into a climate controlled warehouse. The obvious drawback to this is the amount of space that IBC totes take up, as well as the outrageous heating costs of the warehouse. Another drawback for some, is the inability to localize the heat, or maintaining a certain viscosity- if you are storing liquids where this is important.
Use a Powerblanket
Perhaps the most efficient and controllable solution to winterize your IBC tote, the Powerblanket is an electrically-heated blanket that wraps around your IBC. We have ready-to-ship solutions for every popular size of tote. They come with or without an insulated lid, and they come with an adjustable thermostat that can not only reach, but hold at 145 degrees F. If our stocked tote heaters don’t fit your application, no problem, let us make you a custom one. We have a team of engineers onsite that can design a Powerblanket to fit any size, variation, and specification of your particular totes. Drop us a line.
Whether you store liquids, chemicals, or food items in IBCs, take the time to protect them now so that you can worry about your Fantasy lineup, instead of worrying about your business materials when you wake up and see frost on the ground.