About threads

How to determine thread sizes

Plastic barrels and containers can have a wide range of thread types. Some are standardized according to DIN, BSI or US standards. Other threads are manufacturer- specific. We can supply suitable adapters for most containers so that discharge valves, pumps and other accessories can be safely attached. Various steps are necessary in order to select the correct adapter. Proceed as follows:

First use the thread table to select the container thread

If possible use calipers for the measurement, although most threads can be measured accurately enough with a ruler.

If your container has an outer thread you will require an adapter with an inner thread. Containers with an inner thread require adapters with an outer thread.

 

A (mm)

B (mm)

C (mm)

Thread description

Thread type

53

5

50,5

51 mm, DIN 51

Sawtooth

59-60

6

55,8

61 mm, DIN 60

Sawtooth

61

6

55,8

61 mm, DIN 61

Sawtooth

71

6

66,5

71 mm, DIN 71

Sawtooth

59

2,2

57,5

2"BSP/R2" steel drum fine thread

Standard

64,5

5

60

63 mm, 64 mm BSI

Sawtooth

33,5

3

32,7

35 mm

Round/Std

69,5

5,5

65

2" coarse Mauser L-ring

Sawtooth

56

3,5

52,5

Tri-Sure, 2" coarse thread v. Leer, Tri-sure

Sawtooth

63,2

4,25

57,5

US drum thread

Sawtooth

In our Online-Shop you will find the suitable adapter

All thread descriptions refer directly to the adapter. This means that if your container has a 3/4" outer thread you will require an adapter with a 3/4" inner thread. If you cannot find the necessary adapter here, or if you cannot determine the thread size, just send use a screw cap and we will send you a suitable adapter.

Example

Your container thread is an outer thread with a diameter of 71 mm. You want to use a PP barrel pump with a barrel screw joint. Use the thread table to determine the type of thread. As it is a 71 mm thread you will require an adapter with a 71 mm inner thread. The barrel screw joint thread is 2" BSP outer. This means that you need an adapter from 71 mm inner to 2" BSP inner. In our Online-Shop you will find the suitable thread adapter with item number 0006-1003.

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