Thursday, 25 October 2012

Taps for 25L Containers

The ability to reduce the manual handling of chemical drums can only be beneficial from a safety point of view. Pouring dangerous chemicals from a 25L container into a measuring jug is not the safest of procedures, but many plant operators do this.

As with many things, there is a simple solution. The cap/tap assembly illustrated in the photo provides a simple way of avoiding the lifting and pouring of chemicals. The cap replaces the standard cap and by simply punching out the centerpiece of the new cap, the tap can be screwed into the cap unit. In this way the drum can be left on its side, preferably in an elevated position, and chemical dispensed into the measuring jug via the tap.

The cap/tap unit is of robust construction and resistant to chemicals normally found in the bottling plants.

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