Anti-static FIBC bags are also known as Dissipative FIBC Bags, Type D Bags, or Groundable Bags. These are specialized bulk bags made of antistatic fabric and are designed to prevent the occurrence of flammable sparks during the loading and unloading of flammable material. Such bags are found to be hugely beneficial for transporting hazardous materials.
Need for Anti-Static FIBC Bags
When bags are filled or emptied, the flow of finely powdered substances can cause an accumulation of static electricity on top of the filled material and also on the inner walls of the bag. This must be prevented while packaging combustible materials or while the bags are handled in environments where flammable substances are present in the vicinity. If it is not stopped it poses a risk to staff and material. Hence, to carry hazardous materials, use of anti static bags is highly recommended.
Anti-static FIBC Bags or dissipative FIBC bags are made of an anti-static fabric with permanent discharge properties. They have quasi-conductive yarns to dissipate electric charge. They are designed to operate safely in the presence of flammable atmospheres without the requirement of a ground connection. The fabric dissipates the electrostatic discharges by a process called corona discharge. Corona is a form of electrostatic discharge which is low in energy and is therefore incapable of causing fires.
Advantages of Using Anti-Static FIBC Bags
There are many advantages in using this type of bulk bag. Flammable materials can be stored and transported. No need for ground connection during filling and emptying. They provide protection against ignition by dissipating charge build up. Filling or emptying can be carried out in flammable environments without the risk of a fire accident. Storage space can be utilized to the maximum as the bags are stackable. As they are flexible there will be no damage during shipping.
When Should You Not Use Dissipative FIBC Bags
Dissipative or anti-static bags are not recommended for use when the bag surface is contaminated by conductive materials like grease or water.
Applications of Dissipative FIBC Bags
Type D bags are one of the most versatile bags. Like other types of FIBCs, anti-static bags come with lifting loops and discharge openings. It could be forklifted and maneuvered easily and is capable of holding huge volumes of materials.
You can safely transport combustible products in them even where grounding is not possible. Anti static bags can also be used for transporting hazardous material even if flammable solvents or gases are likely to be present during loading and unloading.
The common uses include storing of chemicals, petrochemicals, minerals, fertilizers, grains, pigments, plastics, construction materials, and pharmaceuticals.
These bags are eco-friendly as these can be reused and recycled.
Contact Rishi FIBC for Best Quality Dissipative FIBC Bags
Rishi FIBC manufactures specially designed dissipative FIBC bags for anti-static applications. They meet the highest standards for quality and adhere to recommended industry guidelines. All our bulk bags undergo rigorous testing and guarantee a safe workplace for those handling hazardous material in the logistics industry. All our bags are economically priced. We even offer customized anti-static FIBCs so you can store and transport contents in a secure and efficient way.