Cable wires are important items and have numerous applications. Cables are typically utilized for data communication, electricity, auto mechanics, engineering, telecommunication, transit, aerospace, ship board, automotive, fiber optics and a lo more. Therefore, it is very important to take care of not just the cable but the cable drum also. Otherwise, it can bring about damages which in many cases, can only be discovered soon after the cable has been set up. Read on to learn the right way to handle and store cable drums and prevent substantial damages to cables materials.

1. Make sure that the drum is marked or labeled clearly for fast identification of the cable type, use, handling and storage concerns.

2. Mark off the drum with the correct rolling direction. Then, roll it in the indicated direction only.

3. Drums need to always be used and kept in a standing position or standing on the flanges.

4. Be sure that the area on which the drum is placed is dried-up and secure to be certain that the flanges won't sink in.

5. See to it that the drum won't roll away when stored.

6. Drums should be laid away from soaked soil or other damp areas to protect wood drums from decaying.

7. Don't ever transport or store drums lying on the flange.

8. Never put cable near high temperature areas or to open fires.

9. Make use of sturdy cable drum frames to ensure the safe and right handling of the drum.

10. When transporting the drum through a forklift, make certain that the forks are much longer than the drum's width. Elevate the forks six to eight inches above the ground.

11. When transporting with a truck, never release the drum until you're certain that the truck has completely stopped.

12. Leave adequate space in between the drums to keep the fork from damaging them.

13. Use stoppers to stop the drum from rolling while it is in storage.

14. Avoid stockpiling.

15. During transport, be sure that the drum is fastened to the base across the flanges or through the center hole using cords or wires. Avoid drum movement by using a combination of wedges and support that are secured at the front and rear.

16. Drums should be protected with proper protection package (lagging, black plastic sheeting, etc.) upon storage.

17. It is also important to prevent the cable wound on the drum from exceeding the allowed highest storage temperature.

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