Types - A, B & C

Types - A, B & C

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Types of FIBCs

At KPL, we understand your packaging needs and specialize in three specific types of FIBC bags universally labeled as Type A, B or C.

If you are interested in these products, we welcome you to examine the elements involved in the selection of an appropriate type of bag. It is important to assess the dangers involved in the handling of hazardous products. Our technical services team will be glad to assist you through this process.

Type A bulk bags

  • Type A FIBCs are made of plain-woven polypropylene and other non-conductive fabrics.
  • Static electricity is generated when the product moves against the surface of the bag while being filled or emptied.
  • Shouldn't be used for carrying inflammable materials or kept near a potentially combustible environment.
  • No static protection provided by Type A FIBCs
  • Can transport non-combustible products safely

The "don'ts" of Type A bulk bags:

  • Don't transport flammable products
  • Don't let flammable solvents or gases accumulate around Type A FIBC.
  • Don't use near a flammable atmosphere with minimum ignition energy < 1,000mJ present.

 

Type B bulk bags

Type A & Type B FIBCS are quite similar in some aspects. Let's take a look at them:

  • Also made of plain-woven polypropylene fabrics or other non-conductive material.
  • Also do not possess any mechanism for dissipating static electricity.

While the bases are similar, Type B FIBC should be handled with more care to ensure your safety. Let's take a look into a few of them:

  • Unlike Type A FIBCs, Type B is made from materials that have a low breakdown voltage to prevent an incident where highly energetic, and dangerous propagating brush discharges occur.
  • Low breakdown voltage (less than 4KV) to prevent propagating brush discharges (PBD).
  • Although they can prevent propagating brush discharges, they are not considered anti-static bulk bags because they do not dispel an electrostatic charge.
  • Can be used in the presence of the minor combustible dust with MIE more than 3mj; provided flammable vapours of gases are absent.
  • Can transport dry and flammable powders.

The "don'ts" of Type B bulk bags:

  • Don't transport flammable products
  • Don't let flammable solvents or gases accumulate around Type B FIBC.
  • Don't use in environments with dust and ignition energies more than 3mJ.

Type C bulk bags

If you are searching to fulfil Type C bulk bag needs, don't forget to take a look at the pointers mentioned below to understand its specifications:

  • Type C FIBCs or conductive FIBCs or ground-able FIBCs, are made from non-conductive polypropylene fabrics interwoven with conducting threads traditionally sewn in a grid pattern.
  • Conducting threads must be electrically interconnected as well as connected to a designated ground/earth during filling and discharging.
  • This connection to the ground/earth during filling and discharging is imperative to the safe use of Type C bulk bags.
  • Flammable powders can be safely transported.
  • Safe in the presence of flammable vapours, gases, dust or solvents around the bag,

The "don't"s of Type C bulk bags:

  • Don't use when the ground connection is not present or has been damaged.
  • Don't use them if it shows resistance from any location FIBC to a ground-able point.