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TECHNOLOGY | COOLANTS & LUBRICANTS

involved in the receiving of the lubricant supplies at a facility and transferring the lubricants to the in-plant storage space. The type of handling involved depends on how the lubricants are received – in packages or in bulk.

not available, the drums should be handled and moved with barrel trucks or drum handlers.

Packaged products

The term ‘bulk’ in this context refers not only to deliveries in tank cars, tank trucks, tank wagons and special grease transporters, but also to deliveries in any container substantially larger than the conventional 200 kg or 400 lb grease drums. Prior to receiving the bulk delivery of lubricants, certain precautions must be observed. The storage tanks should be gagged to ensure that there is sufficient capacity available for the scheduled delivery. Empty tanks should be inspected and flushed or cleaned if necessary, and a thorough check should be done to ensure that the correct fill-pipe is being used, the valves are set correctly and any crossover valves between storage tanks are locked out. While it is desirable to have a separate fill line

All shipments of oils, greases and associated petroleum products in drums of around 200-kg are considered to be packaged products. Most packaged lubricants can be unloaded without damage from trucks by sliding them down along wood or metal skids. When lubricants in both drums and smaller packages are delivered to customers on pallets, these can be unloaded with a fork-lift truck and transported directly to storage. After unloading, drums can be moved safely to the storage area by properly equipped fork-lift trucks, either on pallets or held in specially equipped fork jaws. If fork trucks are

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