Standard Historical Last Updated: Aug 16, 2017
ASTM D5998-96

Standard Specification for Molded Polyethylene Shipping and Storage Drums


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 The polyethylene plastics to be used may be virgin plastics or recycled plastics.

Note 1- There is no similar or equivalent ISO standard.

Note 2- This standard is intended to replace MIL-D-43703C and PS 34-95.

1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 08.03
Developed by Subcommittee: D20.15
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/D5998-96
ICS Code: 55.140; 83.080.20