We have been printing (2 departments, 3 printers each) for years and ordering IPA in relatively small amounts (4 gallons at a time usually).
Well as I was getting ready to do the P.O. request I thought I’d see what we could do buying IPA in bulk quantities.
We currently pay about $35 per gallon for 98% IPA. After some searching I found 55 gallon drum container 99% @ $495. That works out to $9 per gallon. I spoke with our Safety guy and we do need a cabinet designed for flammable products to store it (we use a smaller one for our gallon jugs). We would also need a drum handling dolly and a pump.
So to safely store two 55 gallon drums (one full and one for used IPA) that cabinet is around $2000, for the handling equipment add another couple hundred.
So if you use a lot of IPA, you should recoup these costs rather quickly.
I’m sure others high cap. users already do this but I just thought I’d put out the info for those who haven’t considered it yet.
Oops, forgot the link https://ecolink.com/shop/solvents/wipe-solvent/99-isopropyl-alcohol-ipa-55-gallon-drum/