Reconditioned drums are used for the return of used insulating oil for reclamation (or, where necessary, disposal).
Things to remember
Guaranteed structurally sound reconditioned drums are NOT covered by the EOS Quality Control system and therefore should not be used for temporary storage of insulating oil – e.g. to facilitate maintenance activities.
Customers wishing to decant clean insulating oil into smaller containers for ease of handling should use new empty 205 litre drums or new empty 25 litre containers.
A robust and systematic quality control process should apply at all stages of oil transfer (e.g. decanting from a storage tank to a drum or bowser), and the procedure should include sampling, testing and visual assessment and be recorded in a log book for future audit purposes.
Used insulating oil from transformers and switchgear should only be returned for reclamation in drums that have only ever previously contained mineral insulating oil, or in drums that have been purchased especially for that purpose (e.g. reconditioned drums).