Best Options for Equipment Lubricant Storage and Handling

As a rule of thumb, if the user consumes approximately 275 gallons of a product in a given year, then that product would be a good candidate for semi-bulk handling consideration

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There are many different approaches to storage and handling of lubricants that could be considered based on plant needs, handling equipment availability and personnel availability.

Grease tubes, grease and oil drums, and kegs and pails are the container sizes most likely used to supply industrial products. These containers are made of metal, paper and plastic.

The size of the adopted storage container should reflect the demand for the product. Trending oil consumption to identify a consumption ratio (the ratio between the amount of lubricant consumed relative to the total sump capacity for the product type) will reveal which products onsite most likely warrant bulk and semi-bulk handling.

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