How To Dispense Oil From A tote Using A Gravity Drain System

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Dispensing from a 275 Gallon Tote can be daunting if you’ve never done it before.  With the right dispensing attachments, it’s really quite easy

Many companies opt to buy bulk oil totes and need these dispensers.  Whether you’re filling smaller bottles from totes to save money, or if you are using these bulk totes in your manufacturing production, we can provide an easy way for you to dispense out of them

Gravity drain pumps are a non-motorized pump you use to drain oil and other liquids out of totes.  Centra Foods has received so many requests from customers over the years that we have created our own Dispensing Hose Attachments that are available for purchase.


How To Use A Gravity Drain Pump 

Once you have elevated the tote, please follow these next steps:

  1. Open the top of the tote to vent it. The reason we suggest doing this is that as the oil is drained out, the pressure of the air outside the tote (and the lack of air inside) can cause the tote to cave in and the oil to drain very slow.
  2. Remove the dust cover from the tote’s bottom dispenser, where you will be attaching the 2” camlock. Remove the foil tamper seal before attaching the camlock.
  3. Once you have removed the foil, you can attach the 2” camlock to your tote.
  4. Make sure the ball valve end (the end of the hose that oil flows out of) is closed before opening/starting the flow of oil from the tote.
  5. Pull the yellow handle to open up the tote.  Oil will flow into your drain pump.
  6. Open the ball valve dispensing end and start filling whatever container you’ve opted for.


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Next Steps

If you watched the video above, and you think 275 Gallon Totes are the right fit for your facility, you can take take the next step by requesting pricing in the form to the right.  We can also help you compare prices of totes to the other bulk packaging options.  Talk to one of our experienced sales team members today!