How to calculate the volume of a Big Bag?

Big Bags come in various shapes and capacities. Their production using durable technical textiles that withstand loads and abrasion adheres to various criteria. Serving for storage, transportation, or handling of various types of waste, Big Bags replace the use of a container. Different types of Big Bags can be distinguished based on their contents. Economical with limited environmental impact due to reusability, Big Bags are easy to transport, move, and take up little space when folded. The material they are made of is recyclable and resistant to chemicals, abrasion, and high temperatures.

OTEXIO offers several formats based on the method of filling and emptying waste.
The filling capacity is based on a density coefficient of 1. Note the theoretical nature of volumetric calculations due to the flexible and deformable material of the Big Bag. In this article, we guide you in choosing and accurately calculating the appropriate volume for your Big Bag.


Calculation of the volume of a classic Big Bag

The classic Big Bag, the standard model, is perfectly suited for transporting, storing, or handling various types of waste, such as:

  • waste from selective sorting;
  • aggregates (sand, gravel);
  • non-hazardous waste;
  • solid bulk;
  • green waste;
  • waste from construction sites.

To determine the volume and choose the right Big Bag, use the following formula: Length x width x height. A classic Big Bag with total open-top and a flat bottom measures 90 x 90 x 100 cm. Its volume is 0.9 x 0.9 x 1 (density of the product) = 0.81* m3. Therefore, the capacity of the Big Bag will be 810 liters.

 *Internal dimensions // Volume = 1m3 

Calculation of the volume of a watertight Big Bag

The watertight Big Bag is suitable for transporting, handling, and storing products that require protection against air and humidity, such as:

  • powdery products;
  • dry products;
  • wet sludge;
  • non-hazardous liquids.

Apply the formula L x w x h. In our case, a watertight Big Bag has the following dimensions: 94 x 94 x 100 cm. The theoretical volume of the container will be 0.94 x 0.94 x 1 = 0.883* m3, which is 883 liters.

 *Internal dimensions // Volume = 1m3 

Calculation of the volume of an asbestos Big Bag

The asbestos Big Bag ensures the transport, storage, and handling of asbestos in the form of fine dust. Our Big Bags are equipped with an internal polyethylene liner glued to the body of the bag and sewn at the filling skirt level. The internal dimensions of our asbestos Big Bags are 86 x 86 x 101 cm. The required volume of asbestos for a Big Bag of this type is 0.86 x 0.86 x 1 = 0.74*, resulting in a volume of 740 liters of asbestos.

 *Internal dimensions // Volume = 1m3 

Calculation of the Volume of a Filtering Big Bag

The filtering Big Bag guarantees the storage and transport of liquid or pasty waste that will be filtered. They include:

  • sludge;
  • paints;
  • contaminated soils;
  • concrete washout.

Our filtering Big Bags have standard dimensions for volumes between 0.8 and 1.4 m3.

 *Internal dimensions // Volume = 1m3 

How to choose the right volume for your Big Bag?

The criteria for selecting the appropriate Big Bag include:

  1. The type of material to be transported when the Big Bag needs to be loaded.
  2. The number of times the Big Bag will be used.
  3. The type of transportation used to move the Big Bag (truck, forklift, pallet jack, crane truck).
  4. The type of storage for your Big Bag.
  5. The filling system of the Big Bag (full opening, filling skirt, filling chute, discharge chute, fully open bottom).
  6. The handling of the Big Bag (crossed straps, standard straps).

To choose the Big Bag that suits your needs, it's essential to analyze the type of material, its dimensions, and density to obtain the appropriate volume for your Big Bag. OTEXIO, the European leader in waste transportation and treatment, offers a storage security solution through the use of high-performance, robust, reliable, and innovative Big Bags. We have added no less than 30 new references of Big Bags to our catalog. This way, you can consolidate and centralize your purchases around a single preferred supplier. Our team of technical sales representatives is at your disposal to assist you in your choice and to get more information about big bags. For custom-made solutions, request a quote from us.