MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Liquid chemicals are used everywhere today, and many of these costly and often dangerous fluids are packaged and transported in drums, jerricans and IBCs for delivery from the manufacturer to distributors or end users. How to transfer these chemicals from their bulk containers to process equipment or other vessels — safely, economically and sustainably — is the subject of this discussion and the seven industry examples that follow. The common open-system method of dispensing chemicals from bulk containers can be fraught with complications and even danger to people, processes and the environment. Spills caused by operator error or malfunctioning equipment can create slip-and-fall hazards and risk exposing workers to contact with hazardous chemicals. Fumes that escape poorly sealed bulk chemical containers during dispensing and change out can irritate or sicken workers. In addition to safety issues, the chemicals themselves may need protecting from contamination or oxidation during dispensing, particularly when the application requires purity, the media is highly valuable or it spoils due to contact with air.STANDARDS COMPLIANCE ...