FIBC Bag: Type A, Type B, Type C & Type D
Type A Bags:
Type A FIBCs are made of plain-woven polypropylene and other non-conductive fabrics. Static electricity is generated as products move over or rub against the inside surface of the bulk bag when they are filled/emptied. There is no static protection provided by Type A FIBCs
- Type A FIBC bags can safely be used for the transportation of non-flammable products.
- Don’t use type A Bag When flammable solvents or gases present around a Type A FIBC.
- Do not Transporting flammable products.
These FIBCs made from materials that have a low breakdown voltage to prevent an incident where highly energetic, and dangerous propagating brush discharges occur. This is quite effective for the prevention of explosive dust-air mixtures from igniting. However, these bags cannot dissipate static electricity and hence cannot be termed as ‘antistatic’.
- Type B FIBC bags are best for the transportation of transport dry, flammable powders. They can be transported very safely.
- However, ensure that No flammable solvents or gases present around the bulk bag.
- Type B FIBCs do not have any interwoven materials with conductive properties.
- used in environments with dust with ignition energies.
- Flammable powder substances can be safely transported in these Type C FIBC bags.
- Also, these Type C FIBC bags can be used safely in the presence of gases or solvents which are flammable.
- Don’t use type C FIBC bags When ground connection is not present or has become damaged.
These are also known as Dissipative FIBC bags and are generally made from material which is antistatic in nature. It is composed of antistatic and static dissipative yellow threads. These bags do not really require to be grounded.
- Type D FIBC bags are most commonly used for the transportation of flammable powder substances.
- These materials prevent incendiary sparks from taking place.
- They should never be used in cases where the surface is covered in grease or water because these are conductive materials.