New steel drum has been the most common type of packing bitumen. We use this type of packing tools mainly due to its safety and consistent quality.
Basically, steel drums of bitumen vary in terms of net weight capacity, height and body thickness. The most common and standard drums have a body thickness of 0.6 mm. In terms of height, drums are classified to two categories of long and short, the first one is 98 CM and the second one is 86 CM (140 KG and 155 KE net drums). Regardless of standard sizes, we have the required tools to adjust the height of drums, based on the customer’s choice.
We don’t recommend our customers to use old drums for shipping bitumen. Since these drums’ quality is not acceptable by global standards, we prefer to avoid hazards by exporting bitumen in new steel drums.
New Steel Drums Specifications
|Specification||Known as the Normal Drum
|Known as the Short Drum
|Known as the Oil Drum
|Material: New Cold Rolled Steel||*||*||*|
|Body Thickness (mm)||0.6||0.6||0.6|
|Top/Base Thickness (mm)||0.6||0.6||0.6|
|Net Weight (kg) +/-2.5||182||150||210|
|Gross Weight (kg) +/-2.5||192||158||220|
|Empty Drum Weight (kg) +/-1||9.5||8.5||10|
Short Drum Market
This type of new steel drum weighs 150 Kg and costs higher than long drums. As the smaller drums have less capacity, a lower amount of bitumen can be shipped in the same container. The average amount of bitumen that can be exported in short drums is 16 metrics in comparison to long drums which weigh 180 kg and fill 20 metrics.
However, short drums of bitumen are used in Bangladesh market. This country traditionally imports bitumen in the short steel drum. Recently some Chinese road constructors have started cooperation in Bangladesh and have developed 180± 2 kg bitumen new steel long drums in Bangladesh market.
Now 150± 2 kg and 180 ±2 kg new steel drums both have a high value in the Bangladesh market. This country is a 250,000 Mt imported bitumen market in the world.
Long Drum Market
This type of new steel drum is popular in different markets and is used predominantly in many countries.
Quantity of bitumen in long drums is around 180 kg, thus, they are unique for customers who want to ship a full 20 feet container. Since the number of new steel drums in this way reduces, the customers can spend less money and receive more bitumen.