Safety testing KeyKegs

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Under the supervision of Dutch firefighting professionals, Lightweight Containers has studied the behavior of several empty KeyKegs that caught fire in a container. Although the behavior of a single KeyKeg had already been tested, we had not tested a group of them together. A group of KeyKegs were tested in a fire-proof container, under pressures ranging from 0.5 to 4 bar. 

Performance under fire
The firefighting professionals were satisfied with the results. Rudolf Brouwer, from the region of North Holland’s own fire department says ”The KeyKegs were relatively calm. The amount of energy released was about what you’d expect, given how plastics behave, but the material of the bursting KeyKegs spread out over a short distance and the burning mass remained compact.” If you would like more information about KeyKeg safety or this study, please contact the R&D department of Lightweight Containers at

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