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Blue 55 gallon drum

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Hey Jeff!

I want to store some kerosene. I have one of the standard blue 55 gallon drums you see everywhere. Is one of these safe for storing kerosene?

Thanks,

Dave Hubley
Dave:

These are usually food and chemical grade drums and are pretty rugged. However, any fuel should be stored in a can or tank that is easy to identify and includes a pressure relief type vent. For example, anyone who sees a red gas tank knows it most likely contains gasoline. Anyone who sees a yellow gas tank knows this is diesel fuel. I do not think a blue tank would convey that it contained any type of fuel, and these usually have screw-on lids that would not allow for release of vapors when the temperature increases.

I would do this for these reasons.

Good luck,

Jeff Yago

 
 


 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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