FAQ

IBCs

What is an intermediate bulk container (IBC)?

An intermediate bulk container, or IBC, is a large vessel used to store and/or transport fluids and bulk materials. IBCs can be constructed of metal, stainless-steel, plastic, or composite material.

Can Hoover CS IBCs be stacked, and if so, how high?

When not in transportation or in a warehouse filled to its maximum gross weight, Hoover CS IBCs can be stacked up to three (3) high.

What is the weight that Hoover CS stainless-steel IBCs can hold?

Hoover CS stainless-steel IBCs are rated to a 1.9 specific gravity. An IBC with a specific gravity of 1.9 can hold a liquid up to 15.75 pounds per gallon.

Where do I find the current test date? 

This information will be marked on the IBC, or near the metal serial number plate.

Are Hoover CS IBCs sustainable?

Yes! Hoover CS IBCs are 100% reusable and reduce your overall carbon footprint to help companies achieve their environmental goals.

What is the UN rating of Hoover CS liquid IBCs?

Our IBCs are UN 31 A/Y approved.

What is the longevity of a Hoover CS liquid IBC?

Hoover CS stainless-steel IBCs are built to last for 25 years or more; however, general IBC life span is dependent upon many variables, including IBC design type, the type of chemicals stored, UV exposure, and handling wear and tear.

Can Hoover CS arrange logistics for liquid IBCs?

Yes, through many years of experience and our broad network of partnerships, we offer high-quality and competitive services, which include transportation, un-loading and more. Read more about logistics here.

Can Hoover CS provide fleet management for my company’s owned fleet?

Yes, no matter if your fleet is owned by you or rented out by Hoover CS, we provide detailed analytics and technology via our fleet management platform, FleetAI™, to improve your fleet’s performance. Read more about Fleet Management here.

Where are Hoover CS IBCs available?

Our IBCs are available in North America and Europe. We are happy to support our customers globally.

Can an empty Hoover CS IBC be shipped when stacked?

Yes, if the IBC has been design-tested for stacking and marked accordingly. Hoover CS does not recommend stacking filled IBCs when transporting.

What is the tare weight of a stainless-steel IBC?

Tare weight varies by size. The tare weight can be found on the serial number plate on the front of the IBC.

Can a Hoover CS liquid IBC be pressurized?

No, liquid IBCs are not designed to be pressure vessels.

Are Hoover CS IBCs reusable?

Yes, Hoover CS IBCs are reusable and contribute to supply chain circularity.

How many empty stainless-steel IBCs will fit on a trailer?

  • 350-gallon IBCs – 48 in a standard 48′ trailer
  • 350-gallon IBCs – 52 in a standard 53′ trailer
  • 550-gallon IBCs – 24 in a standard 48′ trailer
  • 550-gallon IBCs – 26 in a standard 53′ trailer

Does Hoover CS offer services for liquid IBCs?

Yes, Hoover CS is proud to offer a variety of IBC services, such as interior & exterior IBC wash, reconditioning, repairs, recertification, and more. Read more about our services here.

Can Hoover CS track the location or chemical levels in liquid IBCs?

Through our Fleet Management platform, FleetAI™, we track your fleet’s location in real-time, view and record chemical levels, store important documents, and more. Read more about Fleet Management here.

Catalyst Bins

What is a Catalyst Bin?

A Catalyst Bin is a vessel used to unload, store, and transport fresh, spent, and presulfided catalysts. Hoover CS Catalyst Bins are a proven alternative to drums, enabling refiners to unload their catalyst in an efficient, less time-consuming, and safe way.

Why should I choose a Catalyst Bin for my catalyst storage/application?

There are many reasons to choose Hoover CS Catalyst Bins for the storage and transportation of catalysts, including easy handling, safety, sustainability, efficiency, and overall shorter downtime at the reactor. Read more here.

What is the max gross weight of a Catalyst Bin?

Max gross weight varies by size. The max gross weight can be found on the serial number plate on the front of the Catalyst Bin.

Can a Hoover CS Catalyst Bin be pressurized?

No, are not designed to be pressure vessels. According to UN regulations, Hoover CS Catalyst Bins are leak tested every 2.5 years at 0.2 bar.

What lifting accommodations exist on Hoover CS Catalyst Bins?

We offer two-way and/or four-way forklift entry with two (2) or (4) lifting lugs.

How are Hoover CS Catalyst Bins loaded/unloaded?

All Catalyst Bins are loaded through the top, while unloading is done through the bottom discharge opening. The only exceptions are Inverter Bins & Spa Bins, which require rotation for unloading.

How many empty Catalyst Bins will fit on a trailer?

Trailer and transportation regulations differ by country, so please contact us, or reach out to your local Hoover CS representative for guidance.

Are Hoover CS Catalyst Bins reusable?

Yes, Hoover CS Catalyst Bins are reusable.

Does Hoover CS offer services for Catalyst Bins?

Yes, we offer a variety of services for Hoover CS Catalyst Bins, which includes interior & exterior wash and sand blasting, restoration, repairs, UN leak-proof testing, and recertification. Read more about our services here.

What types of catalyst can be packaged in Hoover CS Catalyst Bins?

In addition to all types of presulfided catalysts, the below list of catalyst can be stored and transported in our Catalyst Bins.

  • HDS – hydrodesulfurization
  • HCU – hydrocracking
  • HT – hydrotreating
  • ARDS – atmospheric residue desulphurisation
  • CCR – continuous catalytic reforming
  • NHT – naphtha hydrotreater
  • FCC – fluid catalytic cracking
  • CHD – catalytic hydrodesulfurization
  • MHC – mild hydrocracker
  • DHT – diesel hydrotreating

Can chemicals other than catalyst be packaged in Hoover CS Catalyst Bins?

Please contact us and provide a MSDS and/or product specification, so a Hoover CS representative can check against UN regulations.

Where are Hoover CS Catalyst Bins available?

Our Catalyst Bins are available worldwide.

Can Hoover CS Catalyst Bins be stacked, and if so, how high?

Our 87ft3 and 2m3 Catalyst Bins can be stacked a maximum of two (2) high.

Where do I find the current test date?

This information will be marked on the Catalyst Bin, or near the metal serial number plate.

What is the tare weight of a Catalyst Bin?

Tare weight varies by size. The tare weight can be found on the serial number plate on the front of the Catalyst Bin.

What is the material of Hoover CS Catalyst Bins?

Hoover CS Catalyst Bins are offered in stainless-steel and/or carbon steel.

What is the UN rating for Hoover CS Catalyst Bins?

Our Catalyst Bins are UN 11 A/X or UN 11 A/Y approved.

Are Hoover CS Catalyst Bins sustainable?

Yes! By reusing Hoover CS Catalyst Bins, you’re able to reduce the number of bins in your fleet while optimizing the total costs of the shutdown operation.

Can Hoover CS arrange transportation & logistics for Catalyst Bins?

Yes, we offer bulk catalyst transportation and logistics for Hoover CS Catalyst Bins in North America, Europe, APAC, and the Middle East, and specialize in truck, rail, and maritime transportation. Read more about transportation and logistics here.

Can Hoover CS track Catalyst Bins?

Yes, we offer several services for the track and trace of Catalyst Bins. Contact us to learn more.

Can wetted catalyst be packaged in Hoover CS Catalyst Bins?

Yes, Hoover CS offers multiple packaging options, such as Inverter Bins and Spa Bins, that allow wetted catalyst to be stored and transported.

ISOs

What is an ISO Tank?

An ISO tank is a standard solution for secure transportation of hazardous and non-hazardous bulk liquids. Hoover CS ISO tanks comply with the International Standard Organization (ISO) standards.

Do Hoover CS ISO Tanks come with Chassis?

Yes, our standard ISO Tanks are rented with Chassis.

Are Hoover CS ISO Tanks certified? 

Yes, our ISO tanks and chassis meet all required ISO certifications.

What is the longevity of a Hoover CS ISO Tank?

Hoover CS ISO Tanks have a lifespan of 15-20 years or longer, depending on the chemical or liquid type.

What are the benefits of using Hoover CS ISO Tanks to store & transport chemicals in bulk?

Hoover CS ISO Tanks are the ideal solution for bulk chemical transportation due to many factors, including safety, ease of transportation, unlikeliness to leak, maintains specific temperatures, and are highly resistant to corrosion, to name a few.

Can Hoover CS replace a part on my ISO Tank?

Yes, please contact us and include information on the part you need replaced.

Where are Hoover CS ISO Tanks available?

Our ISOs are available in North America. The main Hoover CS ISO Hub is in Odessa, Texas.

What are the nominal capacities of Hoover CS ISO Tanks?

We offer the following capacities in ISO Tanks:

  • 5,548 gallons / 21,000 liters
  • 6,340 gallons / 24,000 liters
  • 6,604 gallons / 25,000 liters

What are the sizes & dimensions of Hoover CS ISO Tanks?

The standard 20-foot steel frame encloses the Hoover CS standard ISO tank that holds 5,548 gallons (21,000 liters) of liquid. The frame dimensions are: 20-foot length, 8-foot width, and 8.6-foot height.

Are Hoover CS ISO Tanks sustainable?

Yes! Hoover CS ISO Tanks are a suitable transportation solution for bulk chemicals due to their reusability.

Can Hoover CS service ISO Tanks? 

Yes, we have a state-of-the-art service facility in Odessa, Texas, where we specialize in interior and exterior washing, restoration, repairs, DOT inspections, tank recertification, and reconditioning. Learn more about our services here.

Fleet Management & FleetAI™

What is FleetAI™?

FleetAI is Hoover CS’s proprietary fleet management platform consisting of detailed analytics and technology to improve your fleet’s performance. Learn more about our Fleet Management offering here.

I forgot my FleetAI username and/or password.

Visit https://www.fleetaionline.com/login and click on ‘Forgot Your Password?’

I have a general question about level monitoring, asset tracking and/or fleet management services. Who should I contact?

How do I access the FleetAI portal?

I’m an existing customer and need assistance/have a general question about FleetAI. Who should I contact?

Please email the team at fleet-ai-support@hooversolutions.com.

Services

Does Hoover CS wash IBCs, Catalyst Bins, and ISO Tanks?

Yes, we do! Hoover CS service facilities offer interior and exterior washing, restoration, repairs, DOT inspections, tank recertification, and reconditioning. Find a Hoover CS service center here.

Where can I get bulk tanks washed?

Our state-of-the-art facility in Odessa, Texas is a full-service wash and repair shop, as well as an ISO rental terminal. This service center is equipped to handle UN testing, recertification, parts replacement, internal & external wash, tank restoration, weld repairs, and chassis inspection.

Does Hoover CS offer bulk chemical transportation?

Absolutely! We cover every step of your recurring bulk chemical transportation needs across North America, from storage to delivery. Learn more.

Will Hoover CS service non-Hoover CS owned assets?

Yes, we are happy to have the opportunity to service customer-owned fleets.

Where are Hoover CS service centers located?

Hoover CS has service centers in North America & Europe – view our locations here.

Does Hoover CS offer bulk catalyst services?

Yes. Hoover CS full catalyst management services include catalyst transfer and warehousing, logistics, transportation, electronic track and trace, and catalyst security. Learn more about bulk catalyst services here.

Sustainability & Safety

In what ways are Hoover CS IBCs sustainable?

Hoover CS IBCs are sustainable due to their reusability and 25+ year lifespan. For example, 77 of our stainless-steel standard IBCs can replace more than 12,000 single-use poly IBCs, conserving 8,900,000+ gallons of water, eliminating 328,000 kg of plastic waste, eliminating 460,000 kg of galvanized steel waste, and reducing carbon footprint by 1,557,000 kg of CO2.

Can Hoover CS help my company achieve its ESG goals?

Yes, Hoover CS can help your company achieve environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals through our reusable packaging model.

How does Hoover CS track incidents or injuries?

Hoover CS partners with VelocityEHS to record near misses, hazard identification, and report incidents & injuries.

Does Hoover CS support the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals?

Yes, Hoover CS is proud to support the Sustainable Development Goals through our reusable packaging rental program. Read more here.

What is the Hoover CS Goal ZERO Program?

Our Goal ZERO Program builds allows us to build a strong safety culture and is based on the fundamental belief that all incidents are preventable. As Hoover CS team members work together toward the achievement of zero incidents, all employees are expected to use ‘stop work authority’ if they believe an unsafe condition or act exists. Every employee, visitor, contractor, and partner of Hoover CS is also required to acknowledge and embody the Hoover CS Goal ZERO Safety Expectations Policy. Learn more about our commitments to safety here.

General Questions

Does Hoover CS sell IBCs, Catalyst Bins, or ISO Tanks?

No, we are rent-only.

Will Hoover CS price match a competitor offer?

We would be more than happy to provide you a competitive rental rate. Please request a quote here.

Does Hoover CS sell parts online?

No, we do not sell parts.

Where is the Hoover CS corporate office located?

Our corporate office is in Katy, Texas – view our locations here.

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