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DRUM HANDLERS FOR THE SAFE HANDLING OF HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES
HOW ARE HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES IN DRUMS HANDLED SAFELY?
Hazardous substances are always a hot topic for laboratories, and for most manufacturing companies and workshops. It's important to avoid accidents and not to lose insurance cover.
Legislators rightly require compliance with regulations and laws when handling substances that may pose a risk to humans and the environment.Currently, there are numerous legal regulations for the storage, transport and handling of hazardous substances, depending on the risks they pose in each case. Hazardous substances are often stored in drums. These drums and other containers not only have to be stored and transported safely. Protecting people and the environment is also a top priority during dispensing and filling. DENIOS develops and produces a wide range of products and technical solutions for all drum handling tasks - whether lifting, moving, turning, tipping or emptying.
WHAT ACCESSORIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR HANDLING DRUMS?
Manual drum transport
Transport with forklift
For hooking into crane systems
WHAT ARE THE INDIVIDUAL HANDLING ACCESSORIES SUITABLE FOR?
Drum trolleys and drum dollies
suitable for all types of drums and up to 500 kg
optionally available with pneumatic tyres or rubber tyres
hot dip galvanised or powder-coated design
equipped with sophisticated functions such as gas springs, tilting mechanisms or lifting bars for ergonomically optimised and effortless drum handling
At DENIOS, we stock a range of drum trolleys and dollies designed to make it easy to manoeuvre drums, barrels and gas cylinders safely in and out of your premises as you carry out your operations. These devices are designed to minimise the strain involved in manual transport and ensure that dangerous and corrosive substances can be handled appropriately.
Some of our devices are designed to enable movement in an upright position and are recommended for some volatile materials, while others can be used to tilt drums for greater ease of movement. We stock devices with solid tyres or pneumatic tyres. The latter allow for smoother and more comfortable movement, but the former are better suited for use on surfaces where there is a recurrent puncture risk.
Some trolleys are designed for use on level surfaces only, while others can be used to move barrels up short flights of stairs. It’s important to pay attention to weight limits, especially when using them in this way.
Drum trolleys and drum dollies are used for convenient lifting and transport of standing or horizontal containers. They are suitable for all types of drums and up to 500 kg optionally available with pneumatic tyres or rubber tyres hot dip galvanised or powder-coated design equipped with sophisticated functions such as gas springs, tilting mechanisms or lifting bars for ergonomically optimised and effortless drum handling.
Drum lifting equipment
The different models of drum lifters, drum pallet trucks, drum transport lifters, drum grippers, drum lifters and drum turners etc. offer a wide range of possible applications:
loading and unloading of drums from spill pallets or from Euro pallets.
for standing or horizontal drums
with narrow chassis for drum removal from Euro pallets, wide chassis for driving around spill pallets and spread chassis, e.g. for loading "over corners" or for reaching drums standing on the back of a pallet
also for turning, mixing and metered emptying
with foot pump for easy lifting or modern battery drive as efficient lifting assistance
Lifting heavy barrels is much simpler with our drum lifters and drum lifting equipment. Using these devices, the average person can move a 205 litre drum easily and safely, making your workplace much more efficient.
Automatically closing drum clamps secure the drum and a hydraulic pump then enables it to be raised. A gas spring ensures a smooth lifting and lowering process to minimise disturbance to volatile materials. The drum is secured with three position points and is double-locked into place.
The drum lifters stocked at DENIOS UK are built on a broad chassis, which comfortably spans Euro-pallets, so they can be used for loading and unloading drums. Once the drum is raised, they can be rolled back and repositioned to allow it to be lowered into the right place.
DRUM LIFTER WITH EXPLOSION PROTECTION
Three elements are needed to cause an explosion in a hazardous area: fuel (gas or dust), oxygen O2 and a source of ignition (e.g. spark, hot surface, short circuit, ...). The risk of an explosion is based on the probability of the simultaneous occurrence of fuels (concentration of ignitable gases, vapours or dust particles) and oxygen over a certain period of time (defined by zones). A range of explosion-proof DENIOS equipment ensures that potential ignition sources do not come into play. In this way, the risk of an explosion is completely eliminated - for example, with the help of a drum lifter with explosion protection.
Moving drums manually is not always practical. When you want to use a forklift truck to do the heavy lifting, the DENIOS UK range of forklift attachments in the form of drum grippers, drum lifters and drum turners makes it easy.
We stock a variety of different drum grippers designed to secure drums from different angles, so they can be selected according to how you wish to move and position the drum – for instance, whether you want to lift it from above so that you can get it into a more elevated position or hold it from one side so that you can more easily slot it into a small space in a truck or warehouse.
Drum lifter attachments for forklifts are designed to secure drums and raise or lower them smoothly, much like manual lifters but enabling you to manage greater weights or perform the task repeatedly over a long period without the risk of injury. They are designed to span Euro-pallets for easy loading and unloading. The drum lifters in our range are fully galvanised, so they meet safety standards for the movement of hazardous materials.
Drum turners give your forklift maximum control over a raised drum to enable it to be repositioned – for example, to ensure that a label or a drum tap is positioned at the front.
In order to make the necessary transport on company premises as economical as possible, customers like to use equipment that can be attached to existing forklifts. Large drum loads can be handled comfortably - even over longer distances within the company site.
DRUM HANGERS, DRUM TONGS AND DRUM GRIPPERS
With the drum hanger for standing or horizontal drums, a 205 litre steel ribbed drum can be effortlessly lifted and transported. The sturdy drum hanger has a chain construction with two special gripping hooks for picking up the drum. Drum grippers allow the practical transport of steel ribbed and clamping ring drums. Alternatively, drum tongs can be used for lifting and transporting. Smart and saves effort: Most of these drum lifters are designed to automatically release the drum as soon as it touches the ground after being lowered.
Drum tongs are designed to support drums and barrels in an upright position in order to enable the smooth movement of hazardous substances. They can clamp directly around the rim of a drum or can be secured to clamping rings, and they can be used with forklift lifting attachments for maximum efficiency.
Using drum tongs means that you can move drums when they are unsealed or even when they’re open without the risk of spillage. There are also special grippers available for moving drums in a horizontal position where that is more appropriate.
Always ensure that you choose drum tongs with sufficient capacity for the loads that you wish to manage. Drum tongs with stopping devices can manage maximum loads of 350 kg. Replacement chains and hooks are available to help you keep your drum tongs in good functional order.