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Type B Bulk Bags

FIBC Type B are made from insulating fabric, and usually has a voltage range of less than 6 KV. Elway manufactures these bags using plain polypropylene or other non-conductive material, and like Type A bulk bags these bags do not have any mechanism for dissipating static electricity. The difference is that Type B bulk bags are made from materials that have a low breakdown voltage to prevent the occurrence of highly energetic, and dangerous propagating brush discharges (PBD). It is important to note that these bulk bags can cause electrostatic shocks to operators, although shocks are not dangerous, they can be distracting and may lead to accidents.

FIBC Type B Specifications

Elway can provide custom Type B Bulk Bags that can meet various specifications.

Below are several of the specifications we can meet:

Capacity Empty Size
(W X D X H)
Filled Diameter Applications Quote
5 to 20 cubic feet 20" X 20" to 31" X 31"* 38" Used for higher bulk density products or smaller weight requirements. Request a Quote
21 to 75 cubic feet 35" X 35" to 37" X 37" 46" Most common for all products. Used in truck shipmens and export containers. Request a Quote
76 cubic feet and up 41" X 41" to 43" X 43" 53" For smaller bulk density products where height restrictions occur. Used for rail shipments Request a Quote

*Custom dimensions available at no additional charge

Type B Bulk Bag Requirements

We perform several tests for this bag including electrical breakdown voltage and propagating brush discharge testing.

FIBC Type B Applications

Safe use for this type include:

  • Transporting dry, flammable products
  • Environments with dust
  • Environments with ingnition energies less than 3mJ