ASTM D5998 - 16 - Standard Specification for Molded Polyethylene Shipping and Storage Drums

ASTM D5998 - 16

Standard Specification for Molded Polyethylene Shipping and Storage Drums

Status : Current   Published : September 2016



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 plastics 2 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.

Standard NumberASTM D5998 - 16
TitleStandard Specification for Molded Polyethylene Shipping and Storage Drums
Publication Date01 September 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Barrel, Container, Plastic container, Polyethylene drum, Recycled plastic
File Size72 KB

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