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PLASTIC PAIL SELECTION AND USAGE

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Guidelines for the Selection and Use of Plastic Pails:
Sealing the Container for Shipment and Storage

Cover Application: Correct cover application is an integral part of ensuring that your containers perform as designed in the field.  Consult your product literature or contact your manufacturer / supplier for approved cover application methods.

Correct Incorrect
  • Pneumatic Lid Press
  • Roller Conveyor 
  • Other methods specified by your pail manufacturer
  • Any object which may damage the cover or pail during application (bung wrench, hammer, etc.).

Closure/Fitting Application: Correct application of any closures or fittings is also an integral part of ensuring that your containers perform as designed in the field.  Consult your product literature or contact your manufacturer / supplier for the correct application torque (In-Lbs, Ft-Lbs, etc.) and/or approved crimping tools.

Correct Incorrect
  • Calibrated Torque Wrench
  • Manufacturer Approved Crimping Tool
  • Hand Application where the torque is not verified
  • Crimping of fittings with custom designed devices or tools.