Packaging Guidelines / Storing
  • If filled drums are to be stored on their side, they should not be stacked.
  • If drums are to be stored horizontally in racks, support should be provided for the entire length of the drum.
  • Storage of drums on their side is generally not recommended because of possible environmental stress crack failure of the closures.
  • When storing drums with materials which permeate polyethylene, adequate ventilation should be provided to prevent the accumulation of hazardous vapors.
  • Shelf life depends on the storage conditions and the product packaged, but generally should be limited to one year.
  • Adequate safety precautions should be observed at all times when handling drums filled with hazardous materials.
  • When using pressure-relieving vented closures, use additional caution in any of the recommendations pertaining to stacking.