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Check Salvage Drum Rated Capacities For Compliance

January 7th, 2003 by Dean Ricker

Filed under: DOT/UN, HazMat, Salvage Drum

In accordance with CFR 173.3, a Salvage Drum can be used to overpack a damaged, leaking or non-compliant container. However, according to a recent clarification made by the DOT, the rated capacity of a Salvage Drum, in kilograms, is the maximum gross weight that the drum can weigh after it has been loaded (the gross weight equaling the weight of the inner damaged container and the weight of the Salvage Drum itself). At Skolnik, our most popular 85 Gallon Salvage Drum (Product# HM8501) is rated at a gross weight of 440kg, or 970 pounds. This would allow for an inner container weighing as much as 404kg, or 890 pounds.

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