Save time, labour and water with SNP’s plug-and-play IBC cleaning kit NEW IBC cleaning system for professional grade cleaning IN-HOUSE

The cleaning of intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) is a common application in many industries. Often, specialist external companies are used to take away and clean IBCs or smaller companies will clean IBCs manually which may be ineffective, particularly for hygienic environments. The new IBC Cleaning Station system from SNP allows for quick, safe and cost effective cleaning of IBCs in house.

SNP’s plug-and-play system consists of:

• A powerful tank cleaning head – the Advanced Model with Orbitor Eco rotary jet and the Basic Model with an RSB25 rotary spray nozzle head
• A variable speed pump with control panel
• A specially designed positioning arm that holds the tank cleaner in place and fastens to the IBC lid
• Hose and connectors

The IBC kit is incredibly easy to operate and is an ideal solution for businesses looking to clean up to 50 IBCs a week. It simply needs connecting to a suitablepower source and water supply. The lance with cleaning head is screwed into the IBC though a standard IBC lid and the system is ready to go.

Basic IBC cleaning kit with RSB25
Advanced IBC cleaning kit with Orbitor Eco

Two models

The system is available with either an Orbitor Eco rotary jet cleaning nozzle – the Advanced Model – or an RSB25 rotary spray head – the Basic Model. The Advanced version is suitable for even heavy or sticky residues and the Basic for light to medium residues. The kits can also be supplied without the pump and control panel.


The IBC Cleaning Station provides numerous 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
• ensuring compliance with industry-specific standard
• enhancing workplace safety
• reducing interruptions and cross-contamination risks due to seamless integration into production workflows

Cleaning times & water consumption

The time it takes to clean an IBC depends 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 OrbitorEco rotary jet fast cycle cleaning head will clean the IBC some 2-3 times faster than the RSB25 spinning head.

It’s important to note 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 could be missed because the cleaning jets will not have been brought to bear on each part of the IBC. This means they’re going to 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 a complete coverage instantly, so if they can clean the IBC in under 2 minutes, and if the residue is light enough for it to do that, then it becomes the most water efficient option.

How much does an IBC Cleaning Station cost? Find out here.

To get answers to commonly asked questions about SNP’s IBC Cleaning Station, please watch the video explainer series here.