ibcflex external transportable heating system for tank containers

Our system series ibcflexSM, ibcflex & ibcflexHC are cooling and heating systems specially designed for electric heating and cooling of several tank containers. Thereby ibcflexSM and ibcflex are heating systems only and ibcflexHC is a cooling and optional heating system. This series of systems was designed as external stand-alone systems for multiple tank containers. When used in logistics depots, up to four tank containers can be connected simultaneously with the same supply temperature. Modular in design, the result of each system is an individual and also maintenance-friendly design with many expansion options.


The systems of the ibcflex-series temper the tank contents indirectly via the outer wall of the container. For this purpose, the cooling and heating system is connected via a dry coupling to the half-pipes normally used for steam heating. This creates a closed circuit through which the circulating pump conveys a cooling/heating medium. The cooling/heating medium is a food-hygienically safe glycol-water mixture.

ibcflexSM & ibcflex are pure heating systems and therefore only have the heating mode. In heating mode, the electric heater integrated in the system heats the heating medium. The heating of the heat transfer fluid is carried out according to the principle of a continuous flow heater, whereby this is strictly separated in terms of material from the customer product.

The power supply for the system is provided by one/two industry standard 380-440V CEE plugs.

Cooling and heating is fully automatic. The flow temperature at which the cooling/heating medium flows into the container’s pipe circuit can be set with high precision. This means that even very temperature-sensitive products are protected from quality losses due to contact temperatures that are too high or too low. Depending on the number of tank containers connected, only the volume of the cooling/heating medium actually used is ever heated. Even with a full storage tank, the design remains transportable at all times.


ibcflex is the standard version of all electric external transportable heating systems. It has all the standard functions and represents the basic equipment of all external transportable heating systems, by some options extended equipment can be retrofitted. Among them is for example the PLC control.


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ibcflex basic

ibcflex basic

ibcflex basic with mounting frame

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ibcflex professional

ibcflex professional