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Dallas Steel Drums
Closure Requirements for Steel Drums With Rieke and Vise Grip II
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In Regulation 49 CFR 178.2(c), the Department of Transportation (DOT) requires drum manufacturers to inform their customers of 
how to close drum fittings and closure rings in order to ensure the drum will perform to the marking level indicated thereon. Please 
see that this information is available to those responsible for closing the drums after filling. The use of non-sparking tools is 
recommended to close drums containing hazardous materials.
Routing Instructions
This document must be passed along with the container within your facility, or to whom 
the packaging is transferred, and ultimately to the personnel responsible for closing and 
shipping the container. It must be used as a training document to complete closure of your 
container.
DRUM PLUGS
Tighten all plugs to the recommended torque, while taking care that the 
plugs are not cross threaded into the flange and that the plug gaskets do not 
become looped or twisted while tightening. If drums are not intended for 
immediate shipment after filling and torquing of plugs, plug torque should 
be rechecked prior to shipment, and plugs retorqued as necessary.
HEXAGONAL HEAD PLUGS / RECOMMENDED TORQUE
(Rieke Vise Grip & Vise Grip II style )
STEEL PLUGS
2" or 1 ½" ¾" 
30 ft.-lb. Rubber gaskets 15 ft.-lb.
40 ft.-lb. Plastic gaskets 20 ft.-lb.
PLASTIC or NYLON PLUGS
2" ¾" 
20 ft.-lb. Rubber gaskets 9 ft.-lb.
20 ft.-lb. Plastic gaskets 9 ft.-lb.
Form # QAC-001 Revision 2.5 06/22/12Berenfield Containers

Dallas Steel Drums
Closure Requirements for Steel Drums With Round Plugs
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In Regulation 49 CFR 178.2(c), the Department of Transportation (DOT) requires drum manufacturers to inform their customers of 
how to close drum fittings and closure rings in order to ensure the drum will perform to the marking level indicated thereon. Please 
see that this information is available to those responsible for closing the drums after filling. The use of non-sparking tools is 
recommended to close drums containing hazardous materials.
ROUND HEAD PLUGS / RECOMMENDED TORQUE
2" ¾"
STEEL PLUGS
20 - 30 ft.-lb. Rubber gaskets 9- 15 ft.-lb.
30 ft.-lb. Polyethylene or Teflon 15 ft.-lb.
NYLON OR POLYPROPYLENE PLUGS
20 ft.-lb. Rubber gaskets 9 ft.-lb.
20 ft.-lb. Polyethylene gaskets 9 ft.-lb.
HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE PLUGS
15 ft.-lb. Rubber gaskets 4-5 ft.-lb.

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Dallas Steel Drums Inc.
2214 Singleton Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75212
Phone: (214) 638-7027
Fax: (214) 638-3786
 

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