Choosing the Right 55 Gallon Drums for Your Business

July 22, 2016 - "Blog"

Packaging solutions are essential in various types of industrial environments. As a buyer, you will be concerned about the quality of these products. This is necessary for protecting your goods, and in some cases, the right containers play a big role in the safety of workers. Since there are different types of 55-gallon drums available, there is no point in buying any just type that is available to use in your business. Some types are more suitable to specific environments for different reasons. It is best to know exactly what you need before you buy these drums.

Making the Choice

There are basic questions you should ask if you are trying to choose the storage drums. These include:

 What will you put in the drum?

·         Will you be putting hazardous materials in the containers? 

·         Will the drums be stored at your location or will they be shipped?

·         Are there special safety requirements for handling?

·         What is the best size for your needs?

·         Will you need to get fittings?

·         What type of material is best?

Special Safety Needs

If your business handles any type of hazardous material, then your options for buying 55-gallon drums will be limited. If you have any doubts about the containers you plan to use for transporting chemicals and similar materials, contact the Department of Transportation. They regulate the shipping of these types of materials so they will be able to guide you. You can also contact us at EBK Containers for specific information on the type of 55-gallon drum you will need to use in your business.

Fittings and Accessories

If your business requires these types of drums whether for storage or transportation of goods, you may need to find the right fittings as well. Since there are different types available, you need to think about the purpose of the drums. This will help to guide your decision when looking for accessories. Commonly used items include drum pumps, heaters, and drum deheaders. Again, it is a god idea to discuss your needs with us so you can get exactly what you need.

The types of drums available for industrial use include steel, fiber and plastic. Some types are unsuitable for specific chemicals and hazardous materials. If you have concerns about corrosion then it is best to choose stainless steel drums. Even though they are more expensive than other types, they will save you money as they last longer. Call us at EBK and let our professionalism work for you. With our vast knowledge in this area, you will see that choosing the right containers is easier than you think.

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