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What Is A "T" Drum?

September 8th, 1998 by Dean Ricker

Filed under: Salvage Drum

Effective since 1997, and adopted by all international regulatory agencies governing the transport of dangerous goods, the “T” drum is a Salvage Drum that has been qualified for the overpacking of damaged or leaking steel, plastic or fiber drums of liquid or solid contents. Though not mandatory within the US the “T” Drum is required outside the US. Therefore, a domestic company that is overpacking a liquid or solid drum and shipping it outside the US, should be sure that they are using a “T” qualified Salvage Drum. You can identify the “T” drum by noting the embossment as 1A2T/…

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