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Drum It Up! Steel Drum Industry News, Trends, and Issues

Torque Wrenches A DOT Must!

September 8th, 1998 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: DOT/UN, Industry News

As reported in previous Newsletters, the DOT inspectors are making their rounds to insure that packaging manufacturers comply with Performance Oriented Packaging requirements, and that Fillers comply with proper closure instructions (CFR 178.2©). If you are using either Open or Closed Head Drums, proper closure requires a specific measured torque. Therefore, DOT Inspectors will expect you to have a Torque Wrench in use, when closing drums prior to shipment.

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