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ASTM International - ASTM D5998-16

Standard Specification for Molded Polyethylene Shipping and Storage Drums

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 September 2016
Status: active
Page Count: 3
ICS Code (Barrels. Drums. Canisters): 55.140
ICS Code (Thermoplastic materials): 83.080.20
scope:

1.1 This specification covers self supporting, molded polyethylene, tight head drums designed for surface and air shipment, ranging in size from 5 gal (19 L) to and including 55 gal (208 L).

1.2 Virgin or recycled polyethylene plastics2 or combinations thereof can be used provided the finished product meets the requirements of this specification.

Note 1: There is no known ISO equivalent to this standard.

Note 2: This standard is intended to replace MIL-D-43703C.

1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

abstract:

This specification covers self-supporting, molded polyethylene, tight head drums for use in surface and air shipments. Drums shall be manufactured from virgin or recycled polyethylene plastics,... View More

Document History

ASTM D5998-16
September 1, 2016
Standard Specification for Molded Polyethylene Shipping and Storage Drums
1.1 This specification covers self supporting, molded polyethylene, tight head drums designed for surface and air shipment, ranging in size from 5 gal (19 L) to and including 55 gal (208 L)....
April 1, 2010
Standard Specification for Molded Polyethylene Shipping and Storage Drums
1.1 This specification covers self supporting, molded polyethylene, tight head drums designed for surface and air shipment, ranging in size from 5 gal (19 L) to and including 55 gal (208 L). 1.2...
July 10, 2003
Standard Specification for Molded Polyethylene Shipping and Storage Drums
1.1 This specification covers self supporting, molded polyethylene, tight head drums designed for surface and air shipment, ranging in size from 5 gal [19 L] to and including 55 gal [208 L]. 1.2 The...
July 10, 1996
Standard Specification for Molded Polyethylene Shipping and Storage Drums
1.1 This specification covers self supporting, molded polyethylene, tight head drums designed for surface and air shipment, ranging in size from 5 gal (19 L) to and including 55 gal (208 L). 1.2 The...
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