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[post_date] => 2019-02-22 10:40:27
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[post_content] => Werit has launched a new 300-litre intermediate bulk container (IBC), COMPACTline, to complement its existing range of 600, 800 and 1,000-litre IBCs, all of which benefit from Werit’s unique, leak-free and patented piston valve. The launch is a response to feedback from customers who struggle with drums across their supply chains, with this ‘mini-me’ IBC that still delivers all the handling, storage and transit benefits of a large IBC but in a smaller package.
The new COMPACTline IBC, which Werit expects to find a ready audience among its customers that operate in a ‘just-in-time’ environment, is designed and manufactured in line with Werit’s exacting quality standards and still benefits from the leak-free piston valve that has always been appreciated by Werit customers who have moved away from the traditional butterfly valve due to the risks and costs associated with leaks.
The COMPACTline is manufactured from blow-moulded high-density polyethylene with a high strength-to-density ratio for extra protection. Offering multiple use capabilities, the new IBC is suitable for reconditioning, and its inner bottle is protected by a tubular metal frame that has been galvanised to protect against rust and provides additional against common causes of damage.
With a height of 1,040 mm, a width of 800 mm and a length of 600 mm, the COMPACTline delivers the optimum use of cargo space and offers easy handling with fork lift trucks. Additionally, the COMPACTline is easier to stack and transit due to its modular design. It offers easy tapping and best-in-class residual discharge performance and comes with a range of accessories such as DAE and Ventix lids and Adblue dip tube inserts.
As with any valve, constant use will eventually break down the seal, resulting in a leak. It is a common occurrence in any device that opens and closes and IBC valves are no exception. Traditionally, IBCs have employed butterfly valves but, Werit says, these do not have a long service life; after a number of open and close operations, they are prone to leakage. The key here is that when an IBC comes to being reused, the butterfly valve will have to be replaced after only one or two uses, resulting in additional costs. In Werit’s experience, however, the valve is often forgotten about and not replaced, resulting in persistent leakages.
There is an alternative solution in the Werit piston valve. This valve delivers a clean and positive cut-off even when the IBC is re-used for several cycles. The design of the Werit piston valve is drastically different from a traditional butterfly valve. When the handle is turned to the off position, the piston is pulled into the body of the valve to create a strong positive seal that prevents leakage; any contents in the IBC will push against the piston to ensure the tightest possible seal. The Werit piston valve also has a double radial and axial seal which provides a ‘belt and braces’ approach against leakage. In essence, the piston valve is designed to last.
[post_title] => Werit: Out with the old
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Werit's latest offering to IBC users is a compact unit that gives ease of handling along with its tried and tested piston valve to reduce the potential for leaks