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Archive for 2001

Marking And Testing Clarifications

August 7th, 2001 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: Uncategorized

There has been some confusion about how packaging specification markings should appear. The examples given in the CFR illustrate one of several ways the markings can be applied. Therefore, the markings can be applied in a straight line; on multiple lines; with or without the slash between the various segments. What matters is that the information is in the correct sequence. Also, UN certifications are valid for a one year manufacturing period. After 12 months, retesting and issuance of a new certification is mandatory.

After The Summer Of 2001, Steel Beats The Heat

August 7th, 2001 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: Uncategorized

Steel drums were recently tested to determine their integrity when exposed to extreme fire situations. The program tested steel drums stacked 2, 3, and 4 high under an AFFF sprinkler system. The drums fitted with non-metallic closures (ie: nylon fittings) met the National Fire Protections Associations definition of a "Relieving-Style Container" and performed beyond expectations. Unlike alternative containers made from plastic resins or paper, the steel containers did not melt or distort, did not lose their contents and fuel the fire, and did not fall from their stacking heights. Though the current NFPA 30 (1996 edition) only recognizes 2-high storage for steel drums fitted with pressure relief devices, it is expected that these tests will result in the ability for users to double storage height when meeting these storage conditions.

Another Step To Get Your Orders Right !!

August 7th, 2001 by Dean Ricker

Filed under: Uncategorized

Starting in August 2001, Skolnik customer’s may begin noticing new part numbers on Skolnik’s packing slips and invoices. These new part numbers have been created as a result of combining a unique Skolnik part number with a unique customer specification. Whether special paint, packaging or even delivery instructions, the new apart numbers will make ordering unique items much easier for our customers and allow faster processing of special orders. Should you be one of our customers that orders a non-standard item, please have your part number handy when placing an order.

Need Skolnik‘s Drum Information After Hours?

August 7th, 2001 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: Uncategorized

Its after hours and you need to place an order or obtain some drum information fast. The Skolnik Web Site is your 24 Hour — On Line Access to drum dimensional specifications, sizes, illustrations, UN Certifications, metric dimensions, optional features, accessories and more. You can easily access the Skolnik on the Web at: WWW.SKOLNIK.COM.