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

Overpack Drums in Many Sizes

August 21st, 2020 by Natalie Mueller

Filed under: Industry News

An overpack drum is a container used to provide protection or convenience in the handling of a package or to consolidate two or more packages. For an overpack drum to maintain compliance, the package(s) held within it can not be leaking or compromised. If you need to contain a leaking package, a salvage drum may be just the ticket. But an overpack drum is your friend for situations where you want to consolidate multiple packages or, perhaps, a package that is a burden to work with — something oblong in shape or difficult to handle or store.

At Skolnik, we manufacture overpack drums of all sizes, from a 20 gallon to an 85 gallon TIH (PIH) Overpack Drum. As with all of our drum materials and configurations, the 55 gallon overpack is exceedingly popular. But, what about if the package you want to contain is roughly the size of a 55 gallon drum, or if you need to contain a leaking 55 gallon drum? Well, that’s when a 65 gallon overpack or 65 gallon salvage overpack drum comes into play.

UN certified Overpack containers qualify as secure outer packaging. Because they are commonly used in multi-pack situations, larger size Overpack drums, such as the 65 gallon overpack, are quite popular. The 65 gallon overpack drum is a dynamic solution when you need a little more space than the traditional 55 gallon overpack drum allows.

Because they are designed to provide additional protection, overpack drums are built stronger and must meet more stringent requirements than other containers.

Many Skolnik customers call in search of Salvage Drums or Overpacks, and the conflation of the two is a common mistake. Thanks to our sales staff awareness, we are able to discern exactly which type of container our customers really need. If you have any questions about using an Overpack or Salvage Drum, don’t hesitate to contact our team.

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