safety workload and safety factors
Safety Work Load
SWL is the amount of load a bag is designed to carry. The range starts from 500kgs and could go up to 2200kgs. The most popular ones are 1000kg, 1250kg, and 1500kg bags.
The available safety factor options are:- 5:1 or Single Trip Bag, 6:1 or 8:1
It is an industry-standard requiring the FIBC to handle five or six times of its Safe Working Load (SWL), generally written as a ratio, “5:1 or 6:1 SF,” and in some cases, the safety ratio could be extended to 8:1.
5:1 – Single-use or one-way safety is meant for a one-time use of the FIBC bag.
6:1- Multi-Trip safety factors enable the bags to be used more than once, it is highly recommended to inspect the bags on each trip physically.
8:1 – The bag cost can go exorbitantly high when a bag is rated 8:1. The bag is made with the highest standards and robustness that allows the users to use the bag N number of times. Still, we advise the bag users to examine the bag for ruptures and loose seams physically.