Part #: 56W55K

55 Gallon Black Tight Head Plastic Drum, UN Rated, 2" NPS & 2" Buttress Fittings

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Part #: 56W55K
55 Gallon Black Tight Head Plastic Drum, UN Rated, 2" NPS & 2" Buttress Fittings

The 56W55K is a UN Rated 55 gallon black tight head plastic drum (aka shipping container). This blow molded drum is made of industrial strength high molecular weight, high density polyethylene (HMWPE) plastic similar to HDPE but more durable, with extra thick walls to provide superior performance and long lasting durability. The seamless construction of this closed head drum is suitable for outdoor use.
Product Specifications
  • Quantity Qty Price
  • 1 $67.540 ea.
  • 2 $59.440 ea.
  • 4 $52.180 ea.
  • 8 $48.900 ea.
  • Pallet Pack: 4 per layer, 8 drums per pallet

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The 56W55K is a UN Rated 55 gallon black tight head plastic drum (aka shipping container). This blow molded drum is made of industrial strength high molecular weight, high density polyethylene (HMWPE) plastic similar to HDPE but more durable, with extra thick walls to provide superior performance and long lasting durability. The seamless construction of this closed head drum is suitable for outdoor use. High temperature is 140 ° F and low temperature is -40 ° F. The 56W55K closed head storage drum features drain vents molded in the top with two 2" openings. The first is a 2" NPS bung opening which includes a NPS plug with a 3/4" center reducer & faucet carrier and a EPDM gasket. The second is a 2" Buttress bung opening which includes a Buttress plug and EPDM gasket.

Key benefits
  • Original Single L-Ring design offers the best in material handling, and long service life
  • Integrally molded top ring facilitates handling using "parrot's beak" assembly, side grabber, hoist, forklift, and hand truck
  • Optimally drainable
  • Bottom handhold for easy handling
  • Same dimensions as a steel drum for standardized handling and conveying
  • Complies with FDA regulations for food and drugs

Material:

High-Density Polyethylene PlasticHigh density polyethylene (HDPE ) is the most commonly used resin. This economical plastic has good impact resistant, is naturally translucent, flexible, and typically used for personal care products, such as shampoo bottles. Adding color will give HDPE an opaque look that will result in an increase in weight and rigidness. We have a variety of these rigid and tough high density polyethylene products in stock, from containers, pails, bottles, caps, tubs, and jugs. HDPE works well in below freezing temperatures. HDPE heat compatibility varies. Generally, it should not be used with products filled at over 145°F.

Disclaimer:

This information has been provided as a general guide. It is the customer's responsibility to select the proper container for product and application compatibility.

Additional Information

Capacity 55 gal.
Condition New
Color Black
Material HDPE
Closure Tight Head (Closed)
Min. Wall Thickness 0.087-in. (2.2 mm)
Fittings 2" NPT & 2" Buttress
Gasket EPDM Rubber Gasket
Ocean Cube (Tweed's Accurate) 10.7 ft³
Dimensions 23 1/4" (591 mm) Dia. x 34 3/4" (883 mm) H
Nominal Tare Weight 21.5 lbs. (9.8 kg)
Pallet Pack 4 per layer, 8 drums per pallet
UN Rating Liquid UN1H1/Y1.9/100
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