IBC Cleaning Station System

The best way to clean an IBC broadly depends on the number of totes being cleaned and the residues that are being cleaned. An in-house automated cleaning solution such as our IBC Cleaning Station is ideal for companies that have between 5-50 IBCs to clean per week and where run-off water is relatively easy to handle. SNP offers two models of IBC Cleaning Station:

The Advanced Model
This model comes with the Orbitor Eco rotary jet cleaning head for cleaning medium to heavy/sticky residues

The Basic Model
This system comes with an RSB25 rotary nozzle for light to medium residues.

The cleaning heads, lances and IBC lids can also be purchased without the pump and control panel. To find out more about the cost of the system, watch our short video below. To see the datasheets, click on the product icons below. For answers to frequently asked questions, and to see if an in-house IBC cleaning solution such as ours is suitable for your needs, use the menu on the right.


The IBC kit is incredibly easy to operate. It simply needs connecting to a suitable power source and water supply. The lance with cleaning head is screwed into the IBC through a standard IBC lid and the system is ready to go.

The IBC Cleaning Station provides numerous other advantages, including:

  • enhanced efficiency through faster cleaning processes (time savings)
  • reduced labour costs
  • cost savings and environmental benefits from water savings
  • a consistent and error-free approach to cleaning
  • improved environmental safety through a reduction in waste generation
  • compliance with industry-specific hygiene standards
  • enhanced workplace safety
  • reduced interruptions and cross-contamination risks due to seamless integration into production workflows

To find answers to commonly asked questions about our IBC Cleaning Station, please scroll down or visit our YouTube Playlist here.

How the IBC station works

How much does an IBC cleaning station cost?

Different methods of cleaning IBC totes

    Cleaning times

    The time it takes to clean an IBC will depend on the nature of the residue and the type of cleaning head deployed.

    Both cleaning heads have a flow rate of 58 litres per minute. However, the Orbitor Eco rotary jet fast cycle cleaning head will clean the IBC some 2-3 times faster than the RSB25 spinning head. 

    Most residues will be cleaned by the RSB spinner in under 10 minutes. For the Orbitor Eco, this will often be halved with even tough residues like peanut butter being cleaned in 5 minutes or less.

    It is important to note, however, that for very light residues, the RSB25 may be the most water efficient; rotary jet cleaners such as the Orbitor Eco must operate for a certain amount of time to complete a full cleaning cycle. If they run for anything less than 2 minutes, parts of the IBC may be missed because the cleaning jets will not have been brought to bear on each part of the IBC. This means they will use a minimum of 116 l/min (2 minutes at 58 l/min) to clean any given tank. The RSB25  has no such limitations and will give complete coverage instantly. Therefore, if an IBC can be cleaned to a required standard in under 2 minutes i.e. the residue is light enough for it to achieve that, then the RSB becomes the most water efficient option.

    The videos below show the cleaning action of both types on three different residues. The Orbitor Eco can also been seen tackling a sticky residue such as peanut butter.

Orbitor IBC Cleaning Station in action

RSB IBC cleaning station in action

Engineering considerations



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