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Steel Fittings
Guide

Steel fittings for metal drums and metal pails are ideal for dispensing, tinting, or securing your packaging containers. Below are some of Pipeline Packaging's plug, metal cap, and fitting options.

 

Fittings

Steel drums typically have two openings (bung holes) with flanges, 2″ and 3/4″ in diameter, in the top of the container (or cover for open head drums). These fittings are ideal for dispensing or tinting your products including extendable pour spouts, 2” and 3⁄4” drum fittings in both nylon and steel, tint and vent plugs, plastic and metal screw caps and dust caps.

Flanges are the closure attachments that permanently insert into drums and provide the receiving threads for a plug. Most steel drums have NPT (National Pipe Thread Taper) threaded openings. These differ from straight pipe threading in that they pull tight for liquid-tight seals.

To secure drums during shipping, cap-seals are used to sit on top of the flanges. Cap seals get crimped so the plugs can be unscrewed only by breaking these cap-seals.
We offer more cover fitting options that are shown here. For a complete list of fitting options please contact us.

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¾” Metal Plug TOV Zinc Plated

Made from premium deep-drawing quality steel, the zinc-plated TOV metal plugs are noted for perfect balance, uniform dimensions and a high-quality finish. This fitting is available in either Green and Red Phenolic White EPDM.

¾” Metal Plug VGII

The metal plug VGII has an electro zinc chromate finish, rounded bottoms, and wide shoulders with concentric sealing beads to help lock gaskets securely into place. Known for it's distinctive flathead surface, the metal plug has no crossbar or dome features. This fitting is available in Zinc Plated or Buff Epoxy with White EDPM, Black Buna, or Poly Irradiated Gaskets. A Red Phenolic option is also available.

¾” Plastic Plug TOV

TOV Plastic Plugs is the choice for offering strong, reliable protection for your product while providing pressure relief during a fire incident. The alternative advantages include heighten security, pressure-relief, temper-evident when used with Plastic Tab-Seal caps, and FM approved. This fitting is available with either Poly Irradiated and Black Buna Gaskets.

¾” Plastic Cap

The all-plastic drum closure over cap is designed to protect from dirt, contamination and pilferage or substitution of the drum contents.

2” Metal Cap

The 2" metal cap is primarily used for shipping or covering metal containers. The cap is best suited for a 5-gallon metal pails.

2” Metal Plug TOV Zinc Plated

Made from premium deep-drawing quality steel, the zinc-plated TOV metal plugs are noted for perfect balance, uniform dimensions and a high-quality finish. This fitting is available in either Green and Red Phenolic White EPDM.

2” Metal Plug VGII

The Metal Plug VGII has easy-grip features that allows for easy installation or removal and has an electro plate finish. This fitting is available in Zinc Plated or Buff Epoxy with White EDPM, Black Buna, or Poly Irradiated Gaskets. Red and Green Phenolic linings are also available.

2” Nylon Plug – White EPDM Gasket

The Nylon Plug is a flexible, heat-resistant, and durable option that meets UN performance requirements with elastomeric gaskets and poly irradiated gaskets.

2" Plastic Plug TOV

TOV Plastic Plugs is the choice for offering strong, reliable protection for your product while providing pressure relief during a fire incident. The alternative advantages include heighten security, pressure-relief, temper-evident when used with Plastic Tab-Seal caps, and FM approved. This fitting is available with either Poly Irradiated and Black Buna Gaskets.

Plastic Spout - Self Venting

The self-venting plastic spout screw cap is double-bailed for easy removal, has a pullout diaphragm for added protection, and is tamper-evident with a pull-tab seal.

STOLZ

Stolz closures are large plastic fittings specifically designed to use as a steel pail cover. The closures have a built-in pull-out tamper evident seal made from chemically resistant polyethylene, and is ideal for tinting mixing, and dispensing product. Learn the specifications and features here.

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Steel Fittings Guide

Steel drums typically have two openings (bung holes) with flanges, 2″ and 3/4″ in diameter, in the top of the container (or cover for open head drums). These fittings are ideal for dispensing or tinting your products including: extendable pour spouts, 2” and 3⁄4” drum fittings in both nylon and steel, tint and vent plugs, plastic and metal screw caps and dust caps.

Download Steel Fittings Guide PDF

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