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Extension Rollers for Drums in Safety

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033694D
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-23
Document File: 1 page(s) / 66K

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Abstract

This disclosure describes an extension of the rollers that the drum is resting on when positioned inside the cabinet. The extension can be locked in the up position (90 deg. to the cabinet rollers) when not in use. This will also prevent the drum from accidentally rolling out when the doors are open. The extension rollers can be unlocked and positioned in line with the cabinet rollers to allow the operator to roll the drum out safely to be filled or to completely remove the drum without injury or spill.

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Extension Rollers for Drums in Safety

The current design of commercially available flammable drum cabinets has a common problem.  When a safety drum funnel must be used, as is the case where there is not enough overhead clearance for common transportable carriers to pour off.  Operators will pull the drum out and balance it off the rollers in order to pour off waste.  This leads to an unsafe condition as the drum is unstable and could cause an injury and/or spill. 

This disclosure describes an extension of the rollers that the drum is resting on when positioned inside the cabinet.  The extension can be locked in the up position (90 deg. to the cabinet rollers) when not in use.  This will also prevent the drum from accidentally rolling out when the doors are open.  The extension rollers can be unlocked and positioned in line with the cabinet rollers to allow the operator to roll the drum out safely to be filled or to completely remove the drum without injury or spill.