IBC Cleaning System

The cleaning of IBCs is a common application in many industries. Often, specialist external companies are used to take away and clean IBCs or companies may clean them manually in-house. Watch our video below which compares the different methods of cleaning IBCs.

For companies with between 5-50 IBCs to clean per week, the IBC Cleaning Station system from SNP is a cost effective IBC cleaning machine, allowing for the quick, safe and effective cleaning of IBCs in house.

This system consists of:

  • A powerful tank cleaning head. Either a rotary jet cleaner (Orbitor Eco) or a spinning tank cleaner (RSB25)
  • A variable speed pump
  • A specially designed positioning arm that holds the tank cleaner in place and fastens to the IBC lid
  • Hose and connectors


SNP's IBC cleaning machine is incredibly simple to operate. In 5 steps almost any residue can be cleaned in a matter of minutes or even seconds.

  1. Simply screw the positioning pipe onto the IBC lid
  2. Connect to the pump
  3. Connect the pump to a suitable water supply
  4. Turn on the pump
  5. Turn off when the IBC is clean

Use the menu to the right to get answers to commonly asked questions about cleaning IBCs. You can also view our videos below. For our complete video explainer series, visit our YouTube IBC Cleaning Solutions Playlist here.

How SNP's IBC cleaning system works

Comparing methods of cleaning IBC totes

The problems with manually cleaning IBCs


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. The rotary jet fast cycle cleaning head will clean the IBC some 2-3 times faster than the spinning head. The two videos below show the cleaning action of both types on three different residues. The Orbitor Eco IBC cleaning machine can also been seen tackling a sticky residue such as peanut butter.

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.

For more details on cleaning times please see the videos below.

The Orbitor IBC Station in action

The RSB IBC cleaning station in action

Engineering considerations



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