Petroleum Packaging Machinery

Written by Sierra Rein
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The issues surrounding petroleum packaging machinery are incredibly serious and must never be taken lightly by anyone, professional or otherwise. Liquefied petroleum gas is highly volatile and dangerous when transported incorrectly. There are several regulations regarding how to package this material, all of which must be followed to the letter.

The amount of petroleum dispensed depends on the percentage differentiation between the filling density and the water-weight capacity of the cylinder. Thus, if the minimum gravity of petroleum liquid (when set at 60°F) is 0.426 to 0.44, the maximum percent of filling density is 34. These numbers can become confusing to the average lay-person, so if you have any questions, be sure to talk to a professional about proper cylinder selection.

Each cylinder or container must also be fitted with a pressure release valve. Petroleum packaging machinery should be chosen based on its high quality and ability to safely process each cylinder through every step of the way. The best machines will be able to handle all kinds of sizes of cylinders, from the DOT 3 and DOT 4 series to the 4E or 39 models.

Petroleum Packaging Machinery and Other Petroleum Products

In addition to the liquid form of petroleum, many industries deal with petroleum additives, bitumen, fuels and greases. A fast and furious line of filling and closing machines, capping and sealing tools and instant labeling systems, are usually what it takes to meet industrial demands for machine lubricants. These can be found through many online and published industrial petroleum packaging machinery catalogs and websites.

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