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Keep the cable protected until it is used

Drum handling and storage guide

 

A Cable is a valuable product. If handling is not done correctly, the drum and in turn the Cable wound

over it can be damaged. At times, damage might not be discovered until after installation, when repairs

can be extremely difficult / expensive.

 

 

The purpose of this guide is to illustrate, how damages can be

avoided by correct handling and storage practices.

 

* Keep the drum upright

 

The drum is designed to be handled in upright position. It may

not sustain if lifted lying flat. When kept upright, the cable

layers will not get entangled. This would obviate problems

during laying.

Always store and move the drum in an upright position. In no case, the drums be stored 'on the flat' that is with flange horizontal.

 

Always store and move the drum in an upright position. In no case, the drums be stored 'on the flat' that

is with flange horizontal.

 

* Roll in direction of arrows only

 

When the drum must be rolled for some reason, always roll the

drum in the direction of arrow. This way, the cable will not

unwind or loosen on the drum.

 

* Lift the drum without damage

 

When lifting the drum, use a shaft through the centre of the

drum and a spreader beam.

 

If these are not available, lift with as long a rope as possible, so

that the sides of the drum are not damaged. However, make

sure that the cable head is not pinched between rope and drum.

 

Ensure that drum thus hoisted is well balanced. Also, ensure that it is not touching other drums.

 

Take care, not to give any impact to the drum being lowered. In case a cable drum must be temporarily

 in a waiting position, keep it hoisted. Do not repeatedly put it down.