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Minimax BWCon 1.400 Fire Protection Trough – your advantages at a glance

Hazardous substances storage

Safety issue: Storage of Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) with flammable liquid up to 1,000 liters;  as a particularly resistant steel design

FM Global Certification

The BWCon 1.400 fire protection trough has been tested and certified by leading industrial insurer FM Global. This confirms that this product meets the strictest product test and certification standards for loss prevention.

Flame arrester

In the event of fire our proven flame arrester provides for optimum shielding of the flammable liquid from the damaged IBC.

Overflow protection

Besides the content of the IBC (up to 1,000 liters), this fire protection trough also takes an additional 400 liters of liquid (e. g. from activated sprinkler systems) in order to prevent contamination of the installation location as far as possible.

Employee protection

In the event of fire the all-round splash protection reduces the risks to your employees without impeding access to the stored material. In addition, the high side walls protect the container from external damage.

Mobility

In contrast to many other collecting reservoirs, the BWCon 1.400 fire protection trough can be used flexibly in your business and can be directly lifted up by a forklift truck. This makes flexible installation locations possible.

Comparison: IBC with burning liquid ... unprotected and with BWCon 1.400

When a fire breaks out on an IBC filled with flammable liquid, the container melts and allows liquid to escape. The Minimax fire protection trough encloses the escaping liquid as far as possible and stops contact with the fire source on the IBC. This prevents an uncontrollable propagation of fire by burning liquid.


BWCon 1.400 fire protection trough product video

The Minimax BWCon 1.400 Fire Protection Trough boasts quality, technical integrity and performance that meets the highest standards.


What’s worth knowing about the Minimax BWCon 1.400 fire protection trough

The Minimax BWCon 1.400 fire protection trough is used wherever IBCs filled with a max. of 1,000 liters of flammable liquid have to be stored. Typical areas of application are:

  • Chemical industry
  • Minerals and petrochemicals
  • Tire production
  • Rubber processing
  • Galvanizing operations
  • Light metal processing
  • Woodworking industry
  • Textile industry
  • Wood-processing industry
  • Logistics industry

When a fire breaks out on an IBC filled with flammable liquid, the container melts and allows liquid to escape. The Minimax fire protection trough encloses the escaping liquid as far as possible and stops contact with the fire source on the IBC. This prevents an uncontrollable propagation of fire by burning liquid.

With the built-in flame arrester, a filter mat made of stainless steel wire mesh, burning liquid can be extinguished and effectively shielded from the fire source. The flammable or burning liquid runs through the flame arrester into the fire protection trough. This way the greater part of the flammable liquid is removed from the fire on the IBC and extinguished or shielded by the flame arrester. The fire can then be easily extinguished, e. g. with a fire extinguisher.

A 60 cm high projection on the front of the fire protection trough with a low splash guard and three closed walls prevent an uncontrolled escape of the liquid from the damaged IBC to the ground.

If a sprinkler system is activated by the spread of fire on the IBC, besides the 1,000 liters of flammable liquid from the IBC the Minimax fire protection trough will hold a further 400 liters of extinguishing water. This volume would additionally be brought into the fire protection trough via a sprinkler system during an approx. 20 minute extinguishing time.

The Minimax BWCon 1.400 fire protection trough is front-loading. The low splash guard has to be folded down to allow this. Due to the projection on the front of the fire trough, pallet roller rails allow loading by forklifts with standard fork length.

FM Global sets globally binding standards for contractors, construction companies and manufacturers - so that you can be sure that these meet the strictest safety criteria. When you see a product with the “FM Approved” mark of conformity, it has been established that it complies with the strictest product testing- and certification standards for loss prevention.


The "FM Approved" mark of conformity confirms that the Minimax BWCon 1.400 fire protection trough meets the highest standards in respect of its quality, technical integrity and performance. The certificate is internationally recognized and valued by experts, property owners and supervisory authorities – not least due to the globally standard certification process. You can find out more about FM approvals here.


  • Fire protection trough including flame arrester
  • Low splash guard, two side walls and a back wall made of galvanized sheet metal
  • Forklift receptacles for safe transport
  • There must be no flammable materials within a radius of 2 m of the intake side of the fire protection trough.


  • The operator must carry out regular visual checks of the fire protection trough and check whether the flame arrester is not contaminated and thus still permeable or if there is any liquid in the collecting reservoir.
  • Suitable for liquids up to a viscosity of 6.0 mm2/s. The viscosity can usually be found in the safety data sheet of the liquid.

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