Steel Drums Quick Guide

The Cary Company offers a large selection of Steel Drums ranging from 4 Gallons up to 110 Gallons. Drums are available in both Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel and have the option of Open or Tight Head!

 

 

A Complete Line of Steel Drums and Barrels

Steel Drums and Metal Barrels

The Cary Company has a variety of drums to meet consumer needs. The drum sizes range from 4 gallons up to 110 gallons and drums come available in tight head and open head styles.

The drums are made from plastic, carbon steel, stainless steel, composite, and fiber materials. We also offer Reconditioned drums available in both steel and plastic. Various drum styles include straight sided, taper sided, rain barrel and salvage/overpack drums. We also offer a full line of drum accessories, including liners and funnels.

Should you need a drum that is UN Rated, we offer those as well. Steel drums are great for storing and chipping a multitude of chemicals and with a wide variety in stock we're sure to have what you need.

Guides & FAQs

 

Carbon Steel Drums (Open Head)

Carbon Steel Drums Open Head

Open Head Carbon Steel Drums (removable top) are available in 5 gallon (19 liters), 10 gallon (38 liters), 16 gallon (61 liters), 20 gallon (76 liters), 30 gallon (114 liters), and 55 gallon (208 liters) sizes. Suitable for packaging a variety of contents, including hazardous materials, they have proven to be a durable and heavy-duty package for storage and transportation. Reconditioned and New drums are available. Lined (epoxy phenolic) and unlined drums are offered. All drums come available in black.
(55 Gallon Recondtioned Drums without Cover are as low as $22.89, qty 24)

Additional Colors Available
If you require additional colors, The Cary Company offers unlimited colors and can custom match (Minimums will apply based on size of drum). All of our 55 gallon steel drums, new and reconditioned, are available in a variety of colors with a minimum order of 20 drums per color. For more information, please call 630.376.2400

Please note:
Reconditioned Drums are not FDA approved for food or pharmaceutical storage.

Part #Product DetailsSize/CapacityClosureLiquid
UN Rating
Solid
UN Rating
Thickness
tp, bd, bt (weight)
FittingsLining
26W55L 55 Gallon Steel Drum, Lined 55 Gallon Steel Drum Bolt Ring UN1A2/Y1.8/200 UN1A2/X400/S 1.2/1.1/1.2 (46 lbs.) None Epoxy Phenolic
26W55D 55 Gallon Steel Drum, Unlined 55 Gallon Steel Drum Bolt Ring UN1A2/Y1.6/200 UN1A2/Y312/S 1.2/0.9/1.2 (40 lbs.) None Rust Inhibitor Enamel
26WB55 55 Gallon Steel Drum, Lined 55 Gallon Steel Drum Bolt Ring UN1A2/Y1.5/150 --- 1.2/0.9/1.2 (40 lbs.) None Epoxy Phenolic
26W56D 55 Gallon Steel Drum, Unlined, 2" & 3/4 Fittings 55 Gallon Steel Drum Bolt Ring UN1A2/Y1.5/150 --- 1.2/0.9/1.2 (40 lbs.) 2" & 3/4" Rust Inhibitor Enamel
26W57D 55 Gallon Steel Drum, Lined, 2" & 3/4 Fittings 55 Gallon Steel Drum Bolt Ring UN1A2/Y1.5/150 --- 1.2/0.9/1.2 (40 lbs.) 2" & 3/4" Epoxy Phenolic
26W53D 55 Gallon Steel Drum, Unlined 55 Gallon Steel Drum Lever Lock Ring --- --- 1.2/0.9/1.2 (40 lbs.) 2" & 3/4" Rust Inhibitor Enamel
26W55S 55 Gallon Steel Drum, Unlined 55 Gallon Steel Drum - Straight-Sided Lever Lock Ring --- --- 1.2/0.9/1.2 (40 lbs.) None Rust Inhibitor Enamel
26W56S 55 Gallon Steel Drum, Lined 55 Gallon Steel Drum - Straight-Sided Lever Lock Ring --- --- 1.2/0.9/1.2 (40 lbs.) None Epoxy Phenolic
26WR55 55 Gallon Reconditioned Steel Drum, Unlined, 2" & 3/4 Fittings 55 Gallon Steel Drum - Reconditioned Bolt Ring UN1A2/Y1.2/100 --- --- 2" & 3/4" Rust Inhibitor Enamel
26WR56 55 Gallon Reconditioned Steel Drum, Lined, 2" & 3/4 Fittings 55 Gallon Steel Drum - Reconditioned Bolt Ring UN1A2/Y1.2/100 --- --- 2" & 3/4" Epoxy Phenolic
26WR58 55 Gallon Reconditioned Steel Drum, Unlined, 2" & 3/4 Fittings 55 Gallon Steel Drum - Reconditioned Lever Lock Ring --- --- --- 2" & 3/4" Rust Inhibitor Enamel
26WR57 55 Gallon Reconditioned Steel Drum, Unlined 55 Gallon Steel Drum - Reconditioned No Lid --- --- --- None Rust Inhibitor Enamel
26W30G 30 Gallon Steel Drum, Unlined 30 Gallon Steel Drum Bolt Ring UN1A2/Y1.5/150 UN1A2/X235/S 1.2/1.2/1.2 (33 lbs.) None Rust Inhibitor Enamel
26W30D 30 Gallon Steel Drum, Unlined, 2" & 3/4 Fittings 30 Gallon Steel Drum Bolt Ring UN1A2/Y1.5/150 UN1A2/X235/S 1.2/1.2/1.2 (33 lbs.) 2" & 3/4" Rust Inhibitor Enamel
26WDRM 30 Gallon Steel Drum, Lined, 2" & 3/4 Fittings 30 Gallon Steel Drum Bolt Ring UN1A2/Y1.5/150 UN1A2/X235/S 1.2/1.2/1.2 (33 lbs.) 2" & 3/4" Epoxy Phenolic
26WD30 30 Gallon Steel Drum, Unlined, 2" & 3/4 Fittings 30 Gallon Steel Drum Lever Lock Ring UN1A2/Y1.5/150 UN1A2/X235/S 1.2/1.2/1.2 (33 lbs.) 2" & 3/4" Rust Inhibitor Enamel
26W20G 20 Gallon Steel Drum, Unlined 20 Gallon Steel Drum Bolt Ring UN1A2/Y1.5/150 UN1A2/X220/S 1.2/1.2/1.2 (27 lbs.) None Rust Inhibitor Enamel
26W21G 20 Gallon Steel Drum, Lined 20 Gallon Steel Drum Bolt Ring UN1A2/Y1.5/150 UN1A2/X220/S 1.2/1.2/1.2 (27 lbs.) None Epoxy Phenolic
26W16G 16 Gallon Steel Drum, Unlined 16 Gallon Steel Drum Bolt Ring UN1A2/Y1.5/150 UN1A2/X200/S 0.9/0.9/0.9 (19 lbs.) None Rust Inhibitor Enamel
26W10G 10 Gallon Steel Drum, Unlined 10 Gallon Steel Drum Bolt Ring UN1A2/Y1.8/150 UN1A2/X120/S 0.9/0.9/0.9 (15 lbs.) None Rust Inhibitor Enamel
26W10D 10 Gallon Steel Drum, Unlined, 2" & 3/4 Fittings 10 Gallon Steel Drum Bolt Ring UN1A2/Y1.8/150 UN1A2/X120/S 0.9/0.9/0.9 (15 lbs.) 2" & 3/4" Rust Inhibitor Enamel
26W05G 5 Gallon Steel Drum, Unlined 5 Gallon Steel Drum Bolt Ring UN1A2/Y1.8/150 UN1A2/X60/S 0.9/0.9/0.9 (10 lbs.) None Rust Inhibitor Enamel
 

Tight Head Steel Drums (Closed Head)

Carbon Steel Drums Tight Head

Tight Head Carbon Steel Drums (closed top) come available in 55 gallon (208 liters), 30 gallon (114 liters), 20 gallon (76 liters), 16 gallon (61 liters), and 10 gallon (38 liters) sizes. Suitable for packaging a variety of contents, including hazardous materials. New and reconditioned Steel Drums are available. Available with a rust inhibitor enamel or with an epoxy phenolic lining. Tight head fittings include a 2" x 3/4" Tri-Sure Style Plug & Flange.

Please note:
Reconditioned Drums are not FDA approved for food or pharmaceutical storage.

Part #Product DetailsSize/CapacityClosureLiquid
UN Rating
Solid
UN Rating
Thickness
tp, bd, bt (weight)
FittingsLining
26W55T 55 Gallon Tight Head Steel Drum, Unlined 55 Gallon Steel Drum Closed Head UN1A1/X1.4/300 --- 1.1/0.8/1.1 (33 lbs.) 2" & 3/4" Rust Inhibitor Enamel
26WT55 55 Gallon Tight Head Steel Drum, Lined 55 Gallon Steel Drum Closed Head UN1A1/X1.4/300 --- 1.1/0.8/1.1 (33 lbs.) 2" & 3/4" Epoxy Phenolic
26W55R 55 Gallon Reconditioned Tight Head Steel Drum, Unlined 55 Gallon Steel Drum - Reconditioned Closed Head UN1A1/Y1.6/200 --- --- 2" & 3/4" Rust Inhibitor Enamel
26W56R 55 Gallon Tight Head Steel Drum, Lined 55 Gallon Steel Drum - Reconditioned Closed Head UN1A1/Y1.6/250 --- --- 2" & 3/4" Epoxy Phenolic
26W55C 55 Gallon Tight Head Composite Drum 55 Gallon Composite Closed Head UN6HA1/X1.4/250     2" & 2" 60 mil HDPE Liner
26W30T 30 Gallon Tight Head Steel Drum, Unlined 30 Gallon Steel Drum Closed Head UN1A1/X1.8/300 --- 1.2/0.9/1.2 (30 lbs.) 2" & 3/4" Rust Inhibitor Enamel
26WT30 30 Gallon Tight Head Steel Drum, Lined 30 Gallon Steel Drum Closed Head UN1A1/X1.8/300 --- 1.2/0.9/1.2 (30 lbs.) 2" & 3/4" Epoxy Phenolic
26W20T 20 Gallon Tight Head Steel Drum, Unlined 20 Gallon Steel Drum Closed Head UN1A1/X1.2/300 --- 1.5/0.9/1.5 (26 lbs.) 2" & 3/4" Rust Inhibitor Enamel
26WT20 20 Gallon Tight Head Steel Drum, Lined 20 Gallon Steel Drum Closed Head UN1A1/X1.2/300 --- 1.5/0.9/1.5 (26 lbs.) 2" & 3/4" Epoxy Phenolic
26W16T 16 Gallon Tight Head Steel Drum, Unlined 16 Gallon Steel Drum Closed Head UN1A1/X1.4/250 --- 0.9/0.9/0.9 (17 lbs.) 2" & 3/4" Rust Inhibitor Enamel
26WT16 16 Gallon Tight Head Steel Drum, Lined 16 Gallon Steel Drum Closed Head UN1A1/X1.4/250 --- 0.9/0.9/0.9 (17 lbs.) 2" & 3/4" Epoxy Phenolic
26W10T 10 Gallon Tight Head Steel Drum, Unlined 10 Gallon Steel Drum Closed Head UN1A1/X1.4/250 --- 0.9/0.9/0.9 (14 lbs.) 2" & 3/4" Rust Inhibitor Enamel
26WT10 10 Gallon Tight Head Steel Drum, Lined 10 Gallon Steel Drum Closed Head UN1A1/Y1.4/250 --- 0.9/0.9/0.9 (14 lbs.) 2" & 3/4" Epoxy Phenolic
26W05T 5 Gallon Tight Head Steel Drum, Unlined 5 Gallon Steel Drum Closed Head UN1A1/X1.6/250 --- 0.9/0.9/0.9 (10 lbs.) 2" & 3/4" Rust Inhibitor Enamel
 

Stainless Steel Drums (Open Head)

Stainless Steel Drums Open Head

Open Head Stainless Steel Drums (removable top) are offered in 85 gallon (322 liters), 55 gallon (208 liters), 30 gallon (114 liters), 20 gallon (76 liters), 15 gallon (57 liters), 10 gallon (38 liters), 5 gallon (19 liters), and 4 gallon (15 liters) sizes. Stainless Steel Drums offer an ideal solution for products requiring drum purity and compatibility of materials, depending on their composition. Due to unique properties, these drums can outperform carbon steel drums in terms of corrosion resistance, tensile strength and reusability. Drums feature bolt-type ring closure and a EPDM gasketed lid. Made from 304 Stainless Steel (316 available upon request)

Part #Product DetailsSize/CapacityClosureLiquid
UN Rating
Solid
UN Rating
Thickness
tp, bd, bt (weight)
Fittings
26BSS8 85 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum 85 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum Bolt Ring --- UN1A2/X440/S 1.5/1.5/1.5 (82 lbs.) None
26BSS9 85 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum, 2" & 3/4" Fittings 85 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum Bolt Ring --- UN1A2/X440/S 1.5/1.5/1.5 (82 lbs.) 2" & 3/4"
26B5SS 55 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum 55 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum Bolt Ring --- --- 1.2/1.2/1.2 (50 lbs.) None
26BSS5 55 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum 55 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum Bolt Ring UN1A2/Y1.5/150 UN1A2/X440/S 1.5/1.2/1.2 (50 lbs.) None
26BSSF 55 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum, 2" & 3/4" Fittings 55 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum Bolt Ring UN1A2/Y1.5/150 UN1A2/X440/S 1.5/1.2/1.2 (50 lbs.) 2" & 3/4"
26BSS3 30 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum 30 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum Bolt Ring UN1A2/Y1.5/150 UN1A2/X225/S 1.5/1.2/1.2 (35 lbs.) None
26BSS2 20 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum 20 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum Bolt Ring --- UN1A2/X70/S (17 lbs.) None
26BSS1 15 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum 15 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum Bolt Ring --- UN1A2/X60/S (14 lbs.) None
26BSS7 10 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum 10 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum Bolt Ring --- UN1A2/X50/S (11 lbs.) None
26BSS6 5 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum 5 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum Bolt Ring --- UN1A2/X55/S (7 lbs.) None
26BSS4 4 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum 4 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum Bolt Ring --- UN1A2/X25/S (5 lbs.) None
 

Tight Head Stainless Steel Drums (Closed Head)

Stainless Steel Drums Tight Head

Tight Head Stainless Steel Drums (sealed top with fittings) come available in 55 gallon (208 liters), 30 gallon (114 liters), 20 gallon (76 liters), 16 gallon (61 liters), 10 gallon (38 liters), 8 gallon (30 liters), and 5 gallon (19 liters) sizes. Tight Head Stainless Steel Drums feature 2" & 3/4" Tri-Sure stainless steel fittings. 55 Gallon Stainless Steel Reconditioned Drums are available. Made from 304 Stainless Steel (316 available upon request)

Please note:
Reconditioned Drums are not FDA approved for food or pharmaceutical storage.

Part #Product DetailsSize/CapacityClosureLiquid
UN Rating
Solid
UN Rating
Thickness
tp, bd, bt (weight)
Fittings
26BST5 55 Gallon Stainless Steel Tight Head Drum 55 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum Closed Head UN1A1/X1.8/300 --- 1.2/1.2/1.2 (48 lbs.) 2" & 3/4"
26BST6 55 Gallon Stainless Steel Tight Head Drum 55 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum Closed Head UN1A1/X1.8/550 --- 1.5/1.5/1.5 (60 lbs.) 2" & 3/4"
26BST3 30 Gallon Stainless Steel Tight Head Drum 30 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum Closed Head UN1A1/X1.2/300 --- 1.2/1.2/1.2 (33 lbs.) 2" & 3/4"
26B2SS 20 Gallon Stainless Steel Tight Head Drum 20 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum Closed Head UN1A1/X1.2/300 --- 1.2/1.2/1.2 (27 lbs.) 2" & 3/4"
26B6SS 16 Gallon Stainless Steel Tight Head Drum 16 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum Closed Head UN1A1/X1.2/250 --- 0.9/0.9/0.9 (19 lbs.) 2" & 3/4"
26B1SS 10 Gallon Stainless Steel Tight Head Drum 10 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum Closed Head UN1A1/X1.4/250 --- (15 lbs.) 2" & 3/4"
26B8SS 8 Gallon Stainless Steel Tight Head Drum 8 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum Closed Head UN1A1/X1.4/250 --- (14 lbs.) 2" & 3/4"
26B4SS 5 Gallon Stainless Steel Tight Head Drum 5 Gallon Stainless Steel Drum Closed Head UN1A1/X1.6/250 --- (10 lbs.) 2" & 3/4"
 

Steel Salvage Drums

Steel Salvage Drums

Open Head Steel Salvage Drums are constructed of high quality carbon steel and come available in 110 gallon (416 liters), 85 gallon (322 liters), 55 gallon (208 liters), 30 gallon (114 liters), 20 gallon (76 liters), 16 gallon (61 liters), 10 gallon (38 liters), 8 gallon (30 liters), and 5 gallon (19 liters) sizes. Steel Salvage Drum bodies are yellow with either red or yellow covers, with a multilingual salvage drum logo in red. Lever Lock or bolt ring closures with EDPM gaskets are available. Steel Salvage Drums are UN certified for storing hazardous materials.

Available Options Include:

  • 3/4" vent plugs (Drum Fittings, Drum Bungs)
  • Corrosion resistant epoxy lining.
  • Please call (630) 376-2400 for information.
Part #Product DetailsSize/CapacityClosureLiquid
UN Rating
Solid
UN Rating
Thickness
tp, bd, bt (weight)
Fittings
26BSV0 110 Gallon Steel Salvage Drum 110 Gallon Steel Salvage Drum Bolt Ring --- UN1A2/Y409/S 1.5/1.5/1.5 (100 lbs.) None
26BSV8 85 Gallon Steel Salvage Drum 85 Gallon Steel Salvage Drum Bolt Ring --- UN1A2/X440/S
UN1A2T/Y320/S
1.2/1.2/1.2 (63 lbs.) None
26B8SV 85 Gallon Steel Salvage Drum 85 Gallon Steel Salvage Drum Lever Lock Ring --- UN1A2/X440/S
UN1A2T/Y320/S
1.2/1.2/1.2 (63 lbs.) 2" & 3/4"
26BSV7 55 Gallon Steel Salvage Drum 55 Gallon Steel Salvage Drum Bolt Ring UN1A2/Y1.5/175 UN1A2/X430/S 1.5/1.5/1.5 (60 lbs.) None
26BSV3 30 Gallon Steel Salvage Drum 30 Gallon Steel Salvage Drum Bolt Ring UN1A2/Y1.5/150 UN1A2/X235/S 1.5/1.2/1.2 (35 lbs.) None
26BSV2 20 Gallon Steel Salvage Drum 20 Gallon Steel Salvage Drum Lever Lock Ring UN1A2/Y1.5/150 UN1A2/X220/S 1.2/1.2/1.2 (27 lbs.) None
26BSV6 16 Gallon Steel Salvage Drum 16 Gallon Steel Salvage Drum Lever Lock Ring UN1A2/Y1.5/150 UN1A2/Y200/S 1.2/0.9/0.9 (19 lbs.) None
26BSV1 10 Gallon Steel Salvage Drum 10 Gallon Steel Salvage Drum Leverloc kRing UN1A2/Y1.5/150 UN1A2/X120/S 1.2/0.9/0.9 (15 lbs.) None
26BSV9 8 Gallon Steel Salvage Drum 8 Gallon Steel Salvage Drum Lever Lock Ring UN1A2/Y1.5/150 UN1A2/X96/S 1.2/0.9/0.9 (14 lbs.) None
26BSV5 5 Gallon Steel Salvage Drum 5 Gallon Steel Salvage Drum Lever Lock Ring UN1A2/Y1.5/150 UN1A2/X60/S 1.2/0.9/0.9 (10 lbs.) None

Understanding UN Ratings

 

Developed as a set of standards, by the United Nations, UN ratings are essential for shipping or storing hazardous materials. The UN Rating is a series of number and letter codes that show what a container is regulated to handle. They determine this through a series of tests that all containers must undergo if they are to be UN Rated. Current UN Regulations are enforced by the D.O.T. It is up to the filler of the product to determine what UN Rating they need. View the Full Guide

What is a "T" Rated Salvage Drum?
Adopted by all international regulatory agencies governing the transport of dangerous goods, the "T" marking on a Salvage Drum indicates that it has been qualified for the overpacking of damaged, leaking or non-compliant steel, plastic or fiber drums. The same "T" Salvage Drum may be used for damaged, leaking or non-complaint packages of either liquid or solid contents. Identified by the letter "T" in the UN mark (eg: UN1A2T/Y320/S), it is not mandatory for use within the US, but it is required outside the US. Therefore, a domestic company that is overpacking a liquid or solid drum and shipping it outside the US, should be sure that they are using a "T" qualified Salvage Drum.

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