What are the different types of IBC connectors?

To choose the correct IBC connectors for your IBC tank, you will need to know:

The thread type and gender (i.e. male or female) of the outlet of your IBC tank.

The type and gender of connection you need to attach to your IBC tank


Qiming packaging company stocks a massive range of quality IBC fittings for just about any purpose. We’ve created this guide to help you quickly find and purchase the IBC fittings you need.

Thread types for the IBC adapter inlet

Each IBC tank will have an outlet valve, and any IBC fitting will need the matching thread type, defined as:





What is a BSP connection?

BSP (British Standard Pipe) is a technical standard for screw threads and it is a very common type of thread. Many of the connections and pipes used to link two or more IBCs together will use BSP threads, as will many taps. It’s a widely used international standard, which is why our IBC to BSP adapters come in a range of sizes, e.g. from 1/2 inch up to 2 inches.

So how do you find out the outlet of your IBC container?

IBC containers can have different types of fittings. The most standard fitting is the IBC threads or buttress threads, it is a larger courser thread and they come in a few sizes but your IBC container could also have a BSP thread or a DIN thread.

How to find the correct thread on your IBC tank?

Measure the outside diameter of the IBC opening.

Measure the distance between the thread from peak to peak (on the thread).

You will find one of the following threads:

IBC valve: S60 x 6 Buttress /DN50

Diameter outlet: 60mm

Thread tape distance: 6mm

IBC valve: S100 x 8 Buttress

Diameter outlet: 100mm

Thread tape distance: 8mm

If you are still left with any questions, please contact our team(Qiming packaging) and tell us your requirements. We will help you find the right IBC adapter.