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Expert advise on IBC tanks/Flowbins

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A short Guide To IBC tanks or Flowbins Fittings & Adaptors

Flowbins Hub is supplier of a wide range of various IBC tanks or Flowbins spare parts and accessories including adaptors, couplings, IBC tanks or Flowbins fitting, valves and other components. These IBC tanks or Flowbins fittings are available for each type and brand of IBC tanks or Flowbins, any type of nut thread (fine or Coarse) S60x6 (DIN61), S100x8, 2″ BSP, 2 1/8″ BSP, S92x4, M80x3 and for each application (chemical or food approved).

Some brands of IBC tanks Flowbins which are especially suitable for our IBC tanks Flowbins fittings: Schutz (Ecobulk), Mamor (Mauser), Fustiplast (Flubox), Werit, Sotralenz, Plasti-bac, kingtainer (Chinese Flowbins), Clawson, Conbulk etc. We supply a wide range of Flowbins fittings and accessories, all with different properties and uses. To ensure you can buy with confidence from us, we have provided the following short guide to IBC tanks Flowbins fittings and adaptors.

Lids & Caps

Our Range of IBCs are available with a choice of standard, overpressure and breather vented lids.

The standard Flowbins lid size is 150mm (6 inch), however, they are also available with larger 220mm (9 inch) lids which allow improved access to the inside of the tank for maintenance and cleaning purposes.

The overpressure lid will allow pressure inside the tank to escape the tank, preventing the tank from collapsing in on itself, while the vented lid will allow air inside the tank, allowing it to breathe and prevent the contents from stagnating.

Pipe Elbow

A pipe elbow is a fitting which is bent in such a way to change the direction of the flow in the pipe. It is also used to change the overall direction of the piping, such as when installing it around a corner.


A vented tank will allow the tank to breathe as the water level rises and falls and helps to keep the contents fresh. It will also help to release any pressure inside the tank and allow the contents to be emptied without glugging.


Flowbins adaptors screw on to the Flowbin valave and convert a standard Flowbin outlet to a number of commonly used Flowbins fittings including BSP, Hozelock and camlock fittings.

The hozelock and hose tail fittings allow you to quickly attach your hose, making them ideal if you intend to use the valve inside your Flowbin to water your plants.

The BSP fittings are ideal for industrial and agricultural applications as they allow a wide range of BSP fittings to be connected to your Flowbin valve.

Swivel Buttresses

The swivel buttresses attach to the Flowbin valve and are designed to be used with hose fittings. A swivel buttress can be fitted and used without kinking or twisting the hose, making it ideal for domestic tasks such as watering the garden and washing the car.

Hose Tails

A hose tail fitting will screw on to the Flowbin valve and allow you to directly connect your hose. The hose tail fittings are available in a wide range of sizes from ½ inch up to 2 inch.

A tip for choosing the correct size hose barb is to not measure the outer diameter (OD) of your hose, instead always measure the inner diameter (ID). For example, if your hose has an internal diameter of 25mm (1″), you need a 25mm (1″) hose tail.

How to measure the IBC tanks or Flowbins Fittings

Remember that Flowbins come in a variety of different sized threads including the S60X6, as well as S75X6, S92X4 and S100X8.

There are two measurements you need to take into consideration when you are measuring the thread on your Flowbin valve; The outside diameter (OD) and the Thread Pitch.

To measure the ourside diameter (OD), use a ruler or (vernier) to take the measurement across the outlet but always make sure the measurement includes the threads (see on the right hans side). Due to the small scale of the threads, all the measurements are in millimeters and make up the first part of the thread code.

Measuring IBC Tanks Outlet - Flowbins Hub

The Different Types of Flowbins Fittings

Now you know how to measure your Flowbin thread, we are going to show you how some of the adaptors can be used, and how to install them.

Female to Male Camlock Adaptor

First, here’s part A of the female to make Camlock Adaptor (picture below).

Camlock s60x6 Female Thread For IBC Tanks - Flowbins Hub

Beside is an example of an S60X6 to male cam, and this fitting is available in a few sizes: 100A (1″), 150A (1 ½”), and 200A (2″). Just like we touched on how to measure and attach the IBC tanks fittings, it simply screws straight onto the IBC valve before being ready to attach to a cam (see below).

Attach Male Thread by Female IBC Tanks Fittings - Flowbins Hub

Female Thread by Female Thread

Next, we have a Female Thread-by-Female thread (see below).

Female BSP s60x6 Female Thread IBC Tanks Fittings - Flowbins Hub

The Female Thread-by-Female Thread comes in S60X6 by 2″ BSP¾ with the options for fittings being : 1 ½” or 2″ with either a BSP or NPS thread. Like the other fittings, this simply screws onto the IBC tank (see below).

Female Thread by Female Thread s60x6 by BSP IBC Tanks Fittings - Flowbins Hub

Male Thread by Female Thread

The Male Thread-by-Female Thread fittings are available in the following sizes: ¾”, 1″, 1 ½”, and 2″ (see below).

Male Thread by Female Thread IBC Tanks Fittings - Flowbins Hub

All the different-sized Male Thread-by-Female Thread IBC tanks fittings come in BSP & NPS maning you can attach any other fitting of the same size straight onto your IBC tank. The fitting process is simply just a case of screwing it on (see below).

How to Attach a Camlock to an IBC Tank - Flowbins Hub

Female Thread-by-Hosetail

If you want to attach a hose directly to your tank, you need a fitting with a hosetail; this fitting as you can see is a Female-by-Hosetail (see below).

Hosetail s60x6 Female Thread IBC Tanks Fittings - Flowbins Hub

This particular fitting is available is 1″, 1 ¼”, 1 ½” and 2″, and you can screw it on very easily.

IBC Garden Hose Kit

Finally, there are instances when it’s necessary to attach an IBC to a garden hose and we have just the thing. This garden hose kit comes as one complete kit, so you won’t need to buy anything else (see below).

IBC Garden Hose Kit Female Thread to Fit Hozelock - Flowbins Hub

Like all the other fittings, this simply screws straight onto the IBC tank as usual and then you can just attach your garden hose (see below).

Fitting IBC Garden Hose Kit IBC valves to Hozelock - Flowbins Hub

So, there you have it, you have now seen a few adaptors from the range, from female threads to hose fittings.