Rated #1 Steel Drum
They may look the same, but the drum on the right can be reconditioned and reused
to transport a wide variety of products, including hazardous materials. The drum on
the left does not meet DOT minimum thickness requirements for reuse, so its value
to a reconditioner after emptying is limited.
Many drum emptiers don't recognize the value of using drums that meet the DOT
thickness requirements. But doesn't it make sense that your empty drums will be
more valuable if, after cleaning and reconditioning, they can be used in a wider
range of markets?
We think so. That's why the drum reconditioning industry urges steel drum users
to specify drums that meet one of the following requirements:
DRUM THICKNESS MARK
.092 millimeters throughout
1.11 millimeter heads/0.82 millimeter body