Closure Instructions

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Dallas Steel Drums Closure Requirements for Steel Drums With Rieke and Vise Grip II

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

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.


Dallas Steel Drums Closure Requirements for Steel Drums With Round Plugs

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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