Stainless Steel Barrels
- Item Name: Stainless Steel Barrels
- Material: 304 Stainless steel
- Finish: Brushed/Polished/Customized
- Thickness: 1.0mm/Customized
- Anti-scratch, anti-oil, anti-bacterial
- Inspection: IQC, IPQC,FQC,QA
- Package: Carton, Foam(standard export packing)printing your LOGO is available, special packing is also available
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Stainless Steel Barrel Uses and Applications
A barrel or a drum is a cylinder shaped container that is commonly used for sipping large cargo. Barrels can be made from plastics, stainless steel, and dense paperboard or commonly known as fiber drum and usually used for storage and transporting powder and liquids.
Many stainless steel barrels have the same nominal volume capacity of 208 liters and measures 35 inches tall and 24 inches diameter. There are two sub-types of barrels; the welded top and open top. The open top drums are used for storing and transporting power while the other is used for liquid products.
Where to Use?
Stainless steel barrels are commonly used in shipping industries and liquor manufacturing facilities. With the value and benefits of stainless steel drums increasingly becoming popular, many homeowners are now turning to stainless steel barrels for their storage needs.
Consider your options. You need a closed head or open head barrels? Stainless steel barrels with open head or the lid can be removed commonly used for situations where there is a need for frequent extraction or addition of the contents. Open head barrels make it easy to work with solids like soil as well as thicker liquids such as syrups, absorbents, oils, and glues. Tighthead liquids are used for liquids with low viscosity.
A bolt ring or a nut keeps the lid of an open head drum to stay in place. This is commonly tightened to a torque that meets the UN rating requirements. Quick to open lock rings are available for ease of access and closure. This type of closure eliminates the need for tools each time you need to remove the lid to add or extract the content of the barrel. In fact, there are stainless steel barrels that feature a unique latching cover system that allows you to open it with one hand without a tool.
Metal barrels are manufactured from cold-rolled stainless steel sheets. These sheets are welded on both end sections than forged using a stamping press. The bottom and the top of the cylinder are made from rolled seams.
Many barrels or drums have thickened metal rings for added reinforcement, and these rings are call chimes. Chimes are placed in four places including the top, the bottom and in between the top and bottom rings. Chimes are very important in barrels as these can further strengthen the drum so that they can be easily turned in the side and rolled when filled with liquid products.
Stainless steel can resist extremely high temperature making it ideal for storage and transporting chemically, combustible products. It does not burn, although the color may change when exposed to heath for a prolonged time.
It can handle heavier products be it liquid or powder.
Cost efficient for your shipping and storage needs. Stainless steel is not low prices can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars depending on the types and designs you choose. However, if you consider its durability and longevity, stainless steel helps you to save money from buying a new drum is the case your plastic barrel breaks.
Stainless Steel Barrel Notable Features
Safety and Security – Unlike plastic drums or barrels, stainless steel barrels are non-reactive to harsh chemicals and completely safe to use for transport and storage.
Low to Non-Maintenance at All – Stainless steel is manufactured with chromium. Chromium is a metal alloy that can withstand corrosion caused by salt water in the air. At the same time, the toughness and hardness can handle damages caused by impact when dropping off the surface and rolled over for transport.
Stainless Steel is Rust Proof – Unlike other barrels made from different types of metal alloys such as cast iron, stainless steel is rust proof. Meaning it can be used longer.
Non-Porous – The nonporous finish of stainless steel keeps germs and bacteria at bay making it a perfect container for transporting and storing power and liquid food products.
Compatibility – If you’re in the winery industry, stainless steel barrels offer aesthetic value in your winery. It can accentuate the design of the room and complements other items surrounding it such as wooden products.
Durability – There is no doubt that stainless steel is the most durable and the toughest type of metal alloy making it usable longer than plastic and wooden barrels.
When buying barrels, it can be tempting to choose the cheapest ones since you might think that all of them are the same. Not all barrels made from stainless steel are the same, so make sure you do your research. Here are a few pointers you must know before buying a drum for your storage needs.
Consider the construction material. Most barrels are made from stainless steel over carbon steel. While carbon steel offers the same durability and stability of stainless steel, the latter has high resistance from aggressive chemicals. If you are in the chemical industry and needs to ship or store aggressive chemicals, stainless steel drums are perfect for you.
Consider the steel thickness. The thickness of the steel sheet is very important depending on your purpose for using the barrel. Thicker barrels are perfect for transporting hazardous chemicals as they are relatively strong than thinner stainless steel sheets. Also, the thicker barrel can handle more weight and pressure.
Another thing that you need to know about stainless steel drums is the bung treading. If you use funnels to add liquid contents in the barrel, you must determine the type of bung threading on the lid. Bung is also known as the top opening of the lid. A closed head barrel features 2 bungs. The bung threads are National Pipe Taper standard, but other barrels may have Buttress thread. Buttress threads are coarse while NTP threads are threads that are fine. Bungs may also have different types of head and may require a specific threading tool for opening and closing.
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