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5 questions to consider while shipping goods in steel drums.

Updated: Sep 26

Are you looking for the best solution to transport your liquid or solid materials safely and securely? Look no further than industrial steel drums. These containers are strong, durable, and built for a variety of purposes - from storing food products to hazardous chemicals. But not all drums are created equal! Before you make a purchase, make sure to consider the requirements of your specific application. Every drum is designed and tested with a unique set of performance criteria in mind, so if the wrong type of container is used for the wrong purpose, you could be facing potentially dangerous leaks, corrosion due to rust, or even hefty fines.

Choosing the right drum

Figuring out the right steel drum for your materials and purpose can seem like a daunting task. After all, there's a lot of questions to consider! But don't fret - here are a few pointers to help you navigate the process:

1. Ask yourself what type of steel is best suited for your materials?

2. Determine the optimal size and weight of the drum?

3. Decide whether or not your drum requires a liner, and if so, which kind.

4. Consider how your drum will be transported (train, truck, sea or air) and research the required certifications for each mode of transport?

5. Think about potential environmental factors that could affect your drum in transit - such as temperature, vibration, pressure etc.

For e.g. if you are transporting hazardous material then it is essential that shippers consider the type of transport their goods will go through, the environment they will be exposed to, and any potential hazards they might face before selecting a UN rated drum.

At Pushpanjali Drums Pvt ltd, we manufacture UN rated drums certified for hazardous materials, but the packing and testing process only go so far. The true test of a drum's durability is in its handling. That's why it's essential for shippers to provide their suppliers/manufacturers with detailed information about their intended mode of transport and environmental conditions.

Your supplier needs full disclosure to select an appropriately reinforced steel drum that can withstand the elements and any difficult conditions it will face during transport, such as extreme temperatures or long-distance travel.

We understand the importance of selecting the right container for each job. Our experts will work with you to identify the perfect product based on your material type, storage location, shipping method, and other factors. For further assistance kindly visit our website

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