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Drums vs Portable Tanks

Comparison Criteria DRUM PORTABLE TANK
Returnable Typically Not Yes
Pressure Design Standard None! ASME & IMO T19
Construction Material Lined Steel Stainless Steel 304
Fork Lift Ramming 5mph Fails Passes
Gun Fire Resistant No Yes
Capacity 55 gallons 250 gallons/946 liters
Fire Exposure Reaction Explodes!!! Safety Relieves
Test & Safety Relief Press. Fails between 15-30 psig 150psig Design & 100 psi Relief
Top & Bottom Outlets None - Screwed Bungs Top None - Dripless Connections Top
Internal Dip Leg With Well No Yes
Dripless Connections None Yes - Swagelok
Remaining Heel 1 to 3 Gallons None
Operator Exposure Yes, must open bungs None
Level Gauge No Yes
Zero Discharge No Yes

Portable tanks have been in service for over ten years and have accumulated over 400,000 operating days or 9,600,000 hrs without an incident!

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