Dangerous Goods Symposium 11 28-07

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Dean Ricker's presentation at the Labelmaster DGIS in Deerfield Beach, FL.
Nov 28, 2007

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Dangerous Goods Symposium 11 28-07

  1. 1. It’s a drum, it’s a barrel, it’s a 1A2. No! It’s a Packaging! Presented to DGIS II 28 November 2007 By W. Dean Ricker Skolnik Industries, Inc.
  2. 2. 2006 Steel Drum Statistics <ul><li>28 Million new steel drums produced </li></ul><ul><li>32 Million steel drums reconditioned </li></ul>
  3. 3. 2006 Steel Drum Market Share <ul><li>72.5% Steel Drums </li></ul><ul><li>14.8% Plastic Drums </li></ul><ul><li>12.8% IBC’s </li></ul>
  4. 4. Type A Package: CFR 173.403 <ul><li>“… means a packaging that, together with its radioactive contents…” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Type A: CFR 173.465 <ul><li>TESTS: </li></ul><ul><li>Drop </li></ul><ul><li>Penetration </li></ul><ul><li>Water Spray </li></ul><ul><li>Stacking </li></ul>
  6. 6. Nitric Acid: CFR 173.158 <ul><li>1A1 Stainless Steel Drum </li></ul><ul><li>0.9 mm Minimum Thickness </li></ul><ul><li>Type 304 or Equivalent </li></ul><ul><li>Heat Treated Steel </li></ul><ul><li>What doesn’t the CFR tell us? </li></ul>
  7. 7. “ I’ve got a slew of Methyl Ethyl Death…” <ul><li>Drum School 101 </li></ul><ul><li>CFR 101 </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Macho Mark, 1A2/X2.5/500 vs a Smart Mark:
  9. 9. Closure Instructions
  10. 10. Salvage Drums: CFR 173.3 ( c ) <ul><li>Must be compatible with lading </li></ul><ul><li>UN 1A2, 1H2, 1B2 etc. </li></ul><ul><li>PG III or higher </li></ul><ul><li>Leakproofness test of 20 kPa </li></ul><ul><li>What doesn’t the CFR tell us? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Salvage Drum Re-use: CFR 173.28 <ul><li>No reduction in integrity </li></ul><ul><li>48 kPa leakproofness test for PG I </li></ul><ul><li>20 kPa leakproofness test for PG II and III </li></ul><ul><li>Marked with “L”, name, address or symbol and year. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Use of Identical Replacement Parts <ul><li>Covers </li></ul><ul><li>Bolt Rings </li></ul><ul><li>Leverlock Rings </li></ul><ul><li>Gaskets </li></ul><ul><li>Plugs </li></ul>
  13. 13. The thinning epidemic!
  14. 14. What are the consequences? <ul><li>Fewer drums do not meet CFR 173.28 & are not able to be re-used or reconditioned </li></ul><ul><li>More susceptible to damage </li></ul><ul><li>Greater risk of failure </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Thank you… </li></ul>T: 773.362.1910 E: dean @skolnik.com W: www.skolnik.com

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