The standard pallet is the most common storage item currently in use around the world, and many of the storage solutions offered by Easy Rack and other companies that specialize in offering warehouse furniture and shelving units have been designed specially to fit the pallet. From fork lift trucks through to shelving, there are many items that you will find in almost any ware house that have been built to the specifications of the pallet (itself designed around the standard width of a modern forklift), and this must be an important consideration in planning your storage area. Unfortunately, standard wooden pallets are unsuitable for the storage of regular 55 gallon drums, and special drum pallets are required for holding these heavy and unwieldy items safely.
While standard wooden pallets are fine for holding smaller and lighter items such as boxes of materials, the heavier weight of drums require a much more robust solution. It is now possible to buy special drum pallets that can support the extreme weight of fully laden drums containing liquid or powder.
The main concern regarding drum storage is preventing spillage. Aside from the cost of wastage associated with losing material stored in drums if the pallet they are being stored on breaks and spills the contents over the floor, there are the massive additional costs involved in the clean up operation, and also the potential for injury that can occur when volatile chemicals are spilled
When you are storing drums in your warehouse, you need to be able to be confident that the racks you use are able to support the weight of your materials. Regular pallets are not necessarily suitable for holding heavy drums, however with special drum pallets, you will be able to store a number of fully laden 55 gallon barrels on a single pallet with confidence, and be sure that your materials are properly protected.
Thanks to a design that takes into account the needs of the modern workplace, and provides the reinforcement needed to support the weight of up to 4 different drums, and also includes channels for a standard fork lift to make lifting and moving the materials as easy as you would expect, specialist drum pallets will provide you with all the support and flexibility that you need,
The major advantage of using drum pallets in your warehouse is that they are items that you can own and re use. There are few occasions where you will be called upon to send drum pallets out to your clients, and they are an item that will present a resource that will be called upon primarily for storage rather than distribution.
If your business uses drums for storage, and you want to be able to rely on a resource to ensure that your materials are properly protected from damage, and are as easy to manipulate as possible, drum pallets provide you with a means to keep and move high weight drums as easily as possible with the equipment available within a standard workplace.
As you continue to read through our selection of Plastic Drum Pallets, keep in mind we stand ready to answer any questions you may have about our offerings. Call us at 1-888-776-3720 whenever such questions arise and let us help you make the best investment within your budget. We are located in Houston, Texas.