Rigid Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) Testing

To obtain registration with Transport Canada, new IBC designs must demonstrate compliance with the design and test requirements specified by CAN/CGSB 43.146. WESTEST regularly helps IBC manufacturers meet these test requirements by providing accurate and professional bulk container testing services for rigid IBCs such as steel or aluminum tanks and rigid plastic or composite totes. Shown in the photo is an earlier model of a Westeel Road-Vault tank mounted to WESTEST's Hydraulic Vertical Vibration Table. 

 

 

 

 

Standards Testing

 

     

  • CAN/CGSB 43.146: Part I of this standard specifies the design and manufacture of UN standardized IBCs, which includes performance test requirements that must be successfully performed on an IBC of every design type. The standard provides details on test preparation, test procedures, and acceptance criteria. 
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  • Don't see a Standards Test you require? Our test equipment is highly customizable to accommodate a wide range of test requirements. Our technical team would be happy to review your specific test needs. Please contact us for help.
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WESTEST Advantage 

 

WESTEST can perform the following tests on rigid IBCs according to CAN/CGSB 43.146:

 

     

  • Bottom lift test
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  • Top lift test
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  • Stacking test
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  • Leak-proof test
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  • Hydraulic pressure test
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  • Drop test (including cold drop tests on rigid plastic or composite IBCs)
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  • Rollover test
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  • Vibration test
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WESTEST provides independent third-party testing, providing you with the data and test report to help your product meet regulatory requirements.

 

Test Equipment 

 

 

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