Continuous IBC Washers

Recondition IBCs at an unbelievable rate with our fully automated, turn key, continuous IBC washing systems

Remove contaminants with our batch drum washers

Looking to recondition hundreds of IBC’s or Totes in a single day? Rotajet manufactures a range of continuous systems for the decontamination of IBCs or Totes prior to the drying and pressure testing of the vessels.

The IBC washer and Tote washers manufactured by Rotajet are fitted with PLC and can be controlled by a remote operator. The pH of storage tanks and temperatures are data logged and controlled and all of the containers process routes are recorded for traceability.

If very high throughput rates are required each of the below stages may contain multiple sections allowing many vessels to be decontaminated simultaneously.

Generally, in large scale reconditioning plants, the IBCs and Totes are initially drained of all excess chemical residues, the containers are then transferred to external inspection and wash, the external wash removes all external labels and stubborn stains..

The IBCs or Totes are then transferred into an initial prewash section that uses high flow nozzles and a heated caustic solution to remove and neutralise the bulk of the chemical residues. The solution used is filtered and ready for reuse. 

To ensure our machines can be integrated into any production line our washers can be heated by electric, gas, oil or steam. If steam is available we would recommend using steam as the heat source for our IBC/Tote prewasher.

The IBCs or Totes are transferred from the prewash chamber into the high-pressure station. This station uses a Rotating nozzle at a pressure between 150-170 BAR to clean the internal of the IBC using water-based solutions. The used solution is filtered for reuse.

The IBCs or Totes are transferred from the high-pressure wash station into the low-pressure station. This station uses a low-pressure nozzle at a pressure between 6-7 BAR to clean the internal of the IBC using water. The used solution is filtered and reused.

Any excess liquid is drained from the IBCs or Totes, the containers are then sucked out using a vacuum which removes the majority of the remaining water.

Hot air drying is used for the final drying of the IBC and Totes.  Rotajet IBC and Tote dryers use an air recirculation system via a heat exchanger chamber to reheat used air. This reduces operating costs and increases drying times.

To verify that the container is ready for reuse, once they have been washed and dried, each container is pressure tested to check for any leaks in the vessel.

If you would like more information about how a Rotajet continuous IBC/Tote washer can drastically increase the throughput rate of your reconditioning process please get in touch on the link below.

Rotajet are the experts in the design and manufacture of cleaning and degreasing machinery. We’ve worked with some of the worlds biggest brands to create automated systems to recondition containers ready for reuse.