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Test Results Of 24-hour Delayed Drop Are Completed

November 6th, 2001 by Dean Ricker

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Determined to establish the most critical time to perform the Open Head Drop Test for a liquid open head steel drum, recent testing was completed at the Tobyhanna Test Laboratories. In question was whether drums dropped 24-hours after closing would fail the drop where drums closed and dropped immediately might pass. The end results shows that, in fact, the opposite condition exists and that the most difficult time to perform the drop test would be at the time of initial closure. It is believed that the results of this test will help to reverse the 24-hour test delay for liquid open heads, introduced at the United Nations by the Committee of Experts.

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