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Publication Date: 05/1991
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Safely filling, transporting, and discharging bulk bags

A bulk bag, also called a flexible intermediate bulk container, can inexpensively and easily move and store from 500 to 8,000 pounds of bulk materials. This article discusses some bulk bag basics and then provides guidelines to help you safely fill, transport, and discharge bulk bags.

To ensure a bulk bag remains stable, and thus safe, during handling, you must properly fill, transport, and discharge the bag. These steps will be easier if you first carefully specify a bulk bag that meets your requirements and those of the end user. Specifying the bag involves several factors: selecting the bag size and components [such as the lifting loops, filling inlet, discharge outlet, and liner], as well as considering environmental effects and performance standards.

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