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When Is A Drum Properly Closed?

August 10th, 2004 by Karen Powell

Filed under: HazMat

Even though you may have purchased a drum that meets the United Nations criteria for shipping hazardous materials, the proper closure of the drum is the final and most important part of the regulation. So much so, that the US Code of Federal Regulations requires that packaging manufacturers give written instruction to the fillers about the proper closure procedure. For closed head drums, this would reference torque required when sealing the plugs, and for open head drums, it is the torquing of a ring to achieve a ring gap distance. While every Skolnik order includes closure instructions, Call us to receive an additional, or download the current instruction sheet.

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