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Hi,

 

I am using an IBC tote to store my reverse osmosis water. I am looking in a way to attach a CIP spray ball on the lid to ease the cleaning process of the tote. My idea was to drill a 3 inch hole into the lid and attach a 3 inch TC to 3 inch male NPT and use one of my spare CIP ball. I can find the 3 inch TC to NPT 3 inch, but I can't find any 3 inch hex nut to lock the 3 inch NPT into place. Maybe I'm thinking it all wrong, so if anyone has a better idea or has a working solution, I'm all ears.

 

Cheers! 

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Assuming you're talking about a standard plastic IBC tote, the caps often have a 2" NPT thread on them.  Get one of those and a 2" NPT to 2" triclamp adapter and you're done.  

If you're heating while cleaning, you're going to need some sort of pressure & vacuum relief or your IBC will become a big balloon.  You can also try putting the above cap on loosely enough where it doesn't really seal.

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You don't need any of the stuff. If it is brand new 

1. Spray it with warm water 3-4 min all over

2. spray it down with star san

3. wait 20 min 

4. wash out with hot water 3-4 min

5. use it

6. you could ozone it, or use a UV light. A UV light is a good way to keep you tank from going bad if you have water sitting in there for a long time.

Another piece of info is to keep it out of the sun light. Or use a Black tank. It will last forever.

 

 

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18 hours ago, Dehner Distillery said:

You don't need any of the stuff. If it is brand new 

1. Spray it with warm water 3-4 min all over

2. spray it down with star san

3. wait 20 min 

4. wash out with hot water 3-4 min

5. use it

6. you could ozone it, or use a UV light. A UV light is a good way to keep you tank from going bad if you have water sitting in there for a long time.

Another piece of info is to keep it out of the sun light. Or use a Black tank. It will last forever.

 

 

Thanks Dehner,

 

It was a tote that contained GNS 95%, so we can call it brand new I guess. I will follow you advice and keep it simple.

 

Thanks!

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