For reliability best practices, oil storage and transfer containers are essential

Stop the insanity. Why leave your lubricants that you depend on to lubricate your machines open to dirt and moisture? It’s time to get rid of the old oil can with rag. The oil can method allows water, dirt and other particulates to contaminate your expensive lubricants. Whatever ends up in the oil, ends up in your equipment. The smallest particulates, especially the ones we do not see, can cause asset components to fail prematurely.

Another problem with oil transfer and oil storage methods is incorrect lubricant usage or lubricant cross contamination. Ever had an operator pick up an unmarked container and use the wrong lubricant on a piece of equipment? This can have a very negative effect on asset protection.

Sealable, reusable oil storage containers are the solution to prevent contamination. They make lubricant storage and handling easy, efficient and clean. Best practice recommendations also include integrating a color-coding system that includes properly labeled containers to prevent misapplication and cross contamination. Oil SafeĀ® oil storage containers can provide instant impact on your lubricant reliability efforts. Lubrication Engineers is an authorized distributor of Oil SafeĀ®, the oil transfer management system preferred by leading companies around the world.

Oil SafeĀ® oil storage and transfer containers are best solution

  • Fully sealing units that prevent contaminants from getting into the oil
  • Easier dispensing without the need for secondary tools such as funnels
  • Color-coding and use of Oil SafeĀ® identification tags prevent misapplication and cross contamination of oils

Oil storage and transfer container kits

LE can help you by supplying best practice lubricant storage and transfer container configurations. There are five lid types and five oil storage body types to choose from, and lids are available in 10 colors so that you make maximize the visual identification aspect of this lubricant transfer and handling tool.

Choose your lid style and drum body size, pick your color choice and request a quote. To get started, click on the appropriate link on the left side of this page.

Each oil storage and transfer container kit will contain:

  • Lid
  • Drum body
  • Identification tag kit (custom label not included; please contact LE)

Oil Storage and Transfer Container Kit Options:

  • Stumpy Spout Lid Kit
  • Stretch Spout Lid Kit
  • Mini Spout Lid Kit
  • Utility Lid Kit with Premium Pump
  • Utility Lid Kit with Standard Pump
  • Utility Lid Kit
  • Storage Lid Kit

Use This Handy Guide To Determine The Right Style For Your Operation


Oil storage and transfer container lids

Stumpy Spout Lid

  • Specially designed for applications in which a higher lubricant flow is required, the Stumpy Spout Lid is a wide spout model with a 1-inch opening. It can be used with a stumpy extension hose to extend spout reach if needed.

  • Stretch Spout LidĀ Designed for use where precise pouring of lubricants is required, including hard-to-reach areas, the Stretch Spout Lid has a Ā½-inch spout opening and longer spout, making it is ideal for lower viscosity oil (<ISO 220).

  • Mini Spout LidWith is outlet diameter of approximately Ā¼ inch (7mm), the Mini Spout Lid is ideal for applying lubricant where equipment filler holes are small.
  • Utility LidA multipurpose lid with 2-inch outlet hole, the Utility Lid ensures controlled fast pouring of lubricants. Match it to a 3-, 5-, or 10-liter/quart drum for use with a Premium or Standard Pump.
  • Storage LidWith the Storage Lid, oil storage containers can be pre-filled for easier no-spill, contaminant-free transportation and storage. It is a convenient alternative to handling bulky 20-liter/quart drums.

Oil storage and transfer container drum bodies

os_drum-group_bigAvailable in five different sizes, Oil SafeĀ® oil storage container bodies are fully interchangeable with all of the Oil SafeĀ® lids. The polyethylene plastic drum bodies are rugged and have an extra wide neck opening for rapid pouring and easy cleaning. They are transparent and have graduated markings to make it easy to see and measure liquid levels.
  • 1.5-liter/quart drum body
  • 2-liter/quart drum body
  • 3-liter/quart drum body
  • 5-liter/quart drum body
  • 10-liter/quart drum body

Hand pumps for oil storage and transfer containers

Add a convenient hand pump to discharge lubricants quickly and easily with less mess and less chance of spilling. The two Oil SafeĀ® hand pumps work only with the Utility Lid and the 3-, 5- or 10-liter/quart drum bodies. Both come with a 5-foot-long hose with anti-drip nozzle, excellent for lubricating hard-to-reach fill points.

Standard Pump

Designed to handle fluids up to ISO 460, this high-volume downstroke pump delivers 1 liter or quart for approximately 12 strokes. This unit is not color-coded.

Premium Pump

Designed to handle fluids up to ISO 680, this high-volume downstroke pump delivers 1 liter or quart for approximately 12 strokes. It is color-coded, fully serviceable and features a D-shaped handle grip. A range of accessories is available for this pump.

Extension hoses for containers

These flexible extension hoses are available for awkward or hard-to-reach areas. They attach easily to the oil storage container using the Stretch or Stumpy Spout Lids. The Stretch Spout Extension Hose can be pulled from the fitting and the length cut to suit the application.

12-inch Extension Hose

Works with Stretch Spout Lid

10.4-inch Extension Hose

Works with Stumpy Spout Lid

LE offers full-service support for all of your oil storage and transfer container needs

In addition to onsite equipment assessment, consultation and service, LE provides the following customization and value-added options:

  • Product recommendation
  • Lubrication reliability training & education
  • Oil analysis program