Drum handling guide
The right way to transport, handle and move drums
A cable is a valuable product. The cable transportation package is usually a drum. The battens on the drum seem thick enough to remain unbroken.
But, with a cable weighing more than 4 tons, it becomes very vulnerable. If the handling is done correctly, the drum will protect the cable from transportation damages.
If the drum is damaged, the cable can also be damaged. The damage might not be discovered until after installation, when repairs can be extremely expensive.
The purpose of these instructions is to tell you how damages can be avoided by correct drum handling.
Keep the drum upright
Always store and move the drum in an upright position. The drum is constructed to be handled in an upright position - it will not stand up to being lifted lying flat.
When kept upright, the cable layers will not entangle and cause problems when the cable is laid. Keep the cable protected until the cable is used.