New Steel Drum

 

New Steel Drum

New steel drum is the most common bitumen packaging due to its safety and consistent quality.

Generally, new steel drum of bitumen varies dependent on different factors like bitumen volume, height, thickness and lid.

In the following we will tell you more about the different types of bitumen drums, their specification and application.

New Steel Drum classification

Drums can be classified in four different types according to their height including, long new steel drum, short new steel drum, short new steel drum-big lid, long new steel drum 200 kg.

The most widely used type of drums is long new steel drum that is chosen by more than 80% of our customers.

It’s necessary to say that theses steel drums vary in terms of the capacity of net weight, height and body thickness.

The most common body thickness according to the standards is 0.6 mm. Each of these drums has their own specification that is better to know before purchasing your bitumen.

To have the best choice of your drum, follow this article.

  • Long new steel drum

Long new steel drum’s capacity is 180 kg (±2.5 kg) of bitumen. 110 long new steel drums can fill a 20 foot container and eventually the cargo weighs about 20 tons (±5 %).

The specification of this popular type of drums is as below:

Specification

Known as the normal drum 180 kg

Material

New Cold Rolled Steel

Height (mm)

980

Diameter (mm)

500

Body thickness (mm)

6

Top/Base thickness (mm)

6

Net weight (kg) ± 2.5

182

Gross weight (kg) ±2.5

192

Empty drum weight(kg) ±1

9.5

Lid (a removable cover on the top of a drum)

11

Color

Black

Advantages

sufficiently leak proof when filled with hot bitumen

  • Short new steel drum

Short new steel drum has the capacity of 150 kg (±2.5 kg) of bitumen which is the most popular in Asian countries like Bangladesh and Indonesia .110 short new steel drum that weighs 16.5 tons (±5%) can fill a 20 foot container. Short drum has a higher cost of long drums.

Here you can see the specification of short drums:

Specification

Known as the normal drum 150 kg

Material

New Cold Rolled Steel

Height (mm)

860

Diameter (mm)

500

Body thickness (mm)

6

Top/Base thickness (mm)

6

Net weight (kg) ± 2.5

150

Gross weight (kg) ±2.5

158

Empty drum weight(kg) ±1

8.5

Lid (a removable cover on the top of a drum)

11

Color

Black

Advantages

This kind of drums are leak proof when filled with hot bitumen

  • Short new steel drum- Big lid

Short new steel drum – big lid is as like as typical short new steel drum with a difference in lid and capacity which is 156 kg (± 2.5 kg). This kind of drum is very popular in some parts of India and Nepal.

Short new steel drum- big lid specification is in the table below:

Specification

Known as the normal drum 156 kg

Material

New Cold Rolled Steel

Height (mm)

890

Diameter (mm)

500

Body thickness (mm)

6

Top/Base thickness (mm)

6

Net weight (kg) ± 2.5

156

Gross weight (kg) ±2.5

164

Empty drum weight(kg) ±1

8.5

Lid (a removable cover on the top of a drum)

17

Color

Black

Advantages

It has high resistance to leakage

  • Long new steel drum 200 kg

200 kg long new steel drum with high quality is too much popular and the most demanding packaging in Karachi city of Pakistan and other countries. The capacity of this drum is 210 kg (± 2kg) of pure bitumen. 80 drums of this type can fill a 20 foot container which eventually weighs about 15.5 tons (±5%).

To understand the specification of the long new steel drum 200 kg see the table:

Specification

Known as the normal drum 200 kg

Material

New Cold Rolled Steel

Height (mm)

980

Diameter (mm)

500

Body thickness (mm)

6

Top/Base thickness (mm)

6

Net weight (kg) ± 2.5

210

Gross weight (kg) ±2.5

220

Empty drum weight(kg) ±1

10

Lid (a removable cover on the top of a drum)

11

Color

Black

Advantages

Resistant and anti-leak


 

Advantages of Drum

  • They don’t effect on bitumen quality both physically and chemically
  • Proportional size and dimension
  • It causes protection and safety of bitumen against UV rays of the sun
  • They are easily placed in containers
  • Suitable and safe for transporting flammable materials

Disadvantages of Drum

  • Used drums can leak
  • New drums if mishandled may break as well and damaged drums that do not break will become difficult to decant
  • Generally, 3 -5% of bitumen is always left in the drum and is wasted

Application of Drums

Steel drums are acceptable in terms of bitumen packaging all over the world. These steel drums are used for transporting and packing different liquid and pasty materials.

It’s necessary to know that due to the expansion of liquids in the heat, the drums should not be completely filled.

Here we have some applications of these drums in industry as below:

  • Bitumen
  • Some minerals
  • Engine oil
  • Grease and other petroleum products

Environmental impact

Generally, the used drums will have bitumen residue that will inevitably pollute the ground and storage. Nowadays, some countries have enacted serious regulations for bitumen importation in new steel drums.

 

MC barrel

MC barrel of bitumen weighs 220 kg, and only 80 drums fit in a 20 tons container. Generally speaking, in most of the times the MC bitumen is in the liquid state and its barrel is an electrostatically coated barrel which weighs 220 kg, and only 80 drums it fit in a 20 tons container.

An intensive overview of the specifications of all drums is as follows:

Specification

Known as the normal drum 180 kg

Known as the normal drum 150 kg

Known as the Short Drum- big lid 156kg

Known as the Long New Steel Drum 200 Kg

Material

New Cold Rolled Steel

New Cold Rolled Steel

New Cold Rolled Steel

New Cold Rolled Steel

Height (mm)

980

860

890

980

Diameter (mm)

500500500500

Body thickness (mm)

6

6

6

6

Top/Base thickness (mm)

6

6

6

6

Net weight (kg) ± 2.5

182150156210

Gross weight (kg) ±2.5

192158164220

Empty drum weight(kg) ±1

9.5

8.5

8.5

10

Lid (a removable cover on the top of a drum)

11

111711

Color

Black

BlackBlackBlack

Advantages

High temperature tolerance

Leak-proof

Easy to fill

High temperature tolerance

Leak-proof

Easy to fill

High temperature tolerance

Leak-proof

Easy to fill

High temperature tolerance

Leak-proof

Easy to fill

Altogether, bitumen packaging is an important issue that the customers have to pay attention to that. Different bitumen packages are New Steel Drum, Jumbo Bag and Bulk that you can read more about their advantages, applications and specifications in their own pages on this Infinity Galaxy website.


 

Infinity Galaxy, the Bitumen Supplier

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