Important Terms to Know About Barrels and Drums
You may need access to a variety of barrels and drums when in the industrial cargo storage, commercial container, oil drum, water or materials industries. Use shipping and storage drums for a wide spectrum of products, from oil and gas to food and beverages. You can purchase barrel and drum products from manufacturers who specialize in anything from closed head barrels and open head drums to recycling drums and straight sided drums. Here are some important terms to know about barrels and drums.
Open Top Drums: Drums sealed by a mechanical ring clamp that provides enough pressure to store non-volatile liquids with an airtight seal.
Welded Top Drums: Drums with a lid that has been welded on tight, used in the case of liquids or hazardous materials.
Injection Blow Molding: A technology used in manufacturing plastic drums, featuring a separate lid or a welded top with molded bung holes.
Bung Hole: A hold that has been bored into a barrel to remove contents. The bung is similar to a cork, which caps the hole.
Toppers: Drum pads that can absorb leaks and drips from contents of a drum. They often feature a pre-cut pump hole and can quickly absorb a variety of liquids, such as gas or hazardous materials, before they spill over and cause a mess.
Industrial Mats: Large, heavy, tough, durable mats used in industrial applications to absorb spills well, usually made of a non-penetrable backing with non-skid features.
Drum Wrenches: Tools used for opening and closing drums made from plastic or steel.