Salvage Drums – The Versatile Solution For Storing and Transporting Hazardous Chemicals

Do you need a way to store chemicals of various kinds? Do you have soiled clean-up materials? Salvage drums are the perfect solution. Read on for their various uses, and what to look for when you want to make sure you’re selecting the right kind.

Salvage drums are very versatile. They’re suited to all sorts of uses and chemicals. For example, you may need to store soiled chemicals or clean-up materials until you can dispose of them safely. Or you might want to store used acids, dry cleaning compounds, pool chemicals, dyes, strippers, solvents, and other hazardous chemicals that result from the work you do. They will also help you comply with various federal and state regulations.

But serving as a holding place for soiled cleaning material is just one of their uses. They can also be used for transportation, including as original shipping containers, and when they are used for transporting chemicals, they’ll help you comply with DOT 49 CFR regulations. They can even serve as spill containment for other containers.

There are many types of companies that have — or should have — salvage drums on hand. They include medical facilities, labs, factories and warehouses, transportation companies as well as, of course, spill clean up companies.

What should you be looking for when you’re shopping for salvage drums? First of all, make sure they’re resistant to chemicals as well as inclement weather. Check that they comply with DOT regulations for transporting hazardous materials safely.

The drums also must meet a pressure test of 3 psi in order to comply with regulations. High quality drums should also have UV inhibitors, and are frequently made out of high density polypropylene.

You can get salvage drums in various sizes as well, from 20 gallons all the way to 95 gallons, and several sizes in between. The smaller ones generally have metal lever locks, and the larger ones have metal bolt bans. Lids should have a closed cell foam gasket for additional safety.