This is a mocha lined 16 gallon open head carbon steel drum with a 4 mil liner. The removable cover includes an EPDM tubular 7/32" gasket and a side lever latch. This drum is UN Rated UN1A2/Y100/S for solid materials and is NOT FDA Approved. It meets strict wall thickness requirements, 0.6/0.6/0.6 mm or 20/20/20 gauge (top/body/bottom) ASTM grade carbon steel, and is tested for strength and durability. The drum is durable and ideal for storage and transportation purposes.

Key Benefits:

  • Ideal for storage and transportation purposes
  • Open head containers have a removable cover creating convenient access to the inside of the drum
  • UN rated UN1A2/Y100/S for solids
  • Durable and puncture resistant
  • Proudly Made in the USA


Carbon steel (CS) is metal alloy that is made of iron and carbon. It is known as a cost-effective alloying material. There are four types of carbon steel that vary in strength level: low carbon steel, medium carbon steel, high carbon steel, and very high carbon steel. Engine parts, car body panels, and select knives are made of carbon steel. The Cary Company also has carbon steel IBC tanks, filter vessels, and drums that work well with many liquids.


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. The Cary Company does hereby disclaim any and all warranties, expressed or implied, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use. We are not responsible for consequential damages arising from customer's selection and use of containers, container and label dimensions, and/or closures supplied by us.

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Capacity16 gal.
MaterialCarbon Steel
Dimensions14-7/8" Dia. x 27-7/8" H (inside) / 14-7/8" Dia. x 27-7/8" H (outside)
Weight11 lbs.
Pallet Pack27 ea.
Pallet Dimensions42" L x 48" W x 90" H
Pallet Weight342 lbs.
Country of ManufactureUnited States
ClosureCover w/Bolt Ring Closure
LiningUniversal Mocha Lining
Steel Thickness0.6/0.6/0.6 (Top/Body/Bottom)
Steel Gauge20/20/20 (Top/Body/Bottom)
GasketEPDM Rubber Gasket
UN Rating SolidUN1A2/Y100/S
Q & A
Customer Questions
What is an open head steel drum?
Open head drums have a fully removable cover that is secured with either a bolt ring or lever lock ring closure. Open head drums are also available without a cover.
What are open head steel drums used for?
Though they can be used for liquids, open head drums are commonly used for solid and dry materials. They are also a good option for thicker liquids such as oils, syrups and glues. Open head drums are also a good option when the drum’s contents have to be accessed repeatedly. Some of our open head steel drum lids have fittings that allow controlled flow of liquids in those applications.
What sizes of open head steel drums do you carry?
Our most common size is a 55-gallon capacity. However, we also offer 5-, 10-, 16-, 20- and 30-gallon capacity drums.
Are open head steel drums food grade?
Most of our new lined steel drums are FDA approved for food or pharmaceutical storage. Unlined and reconditioned drums are not FDA approved for food or pharmaceutical storage.
Are open head drums strong?
This open head drum is made of carbon steel making it a strong and durable container for storing and transporting a variety of contents. These drums can often be reused. We also offer UN-rated drums that can safely store certain hazardous materials.
Can you ship internationally? Where are you located?
The Cary Company online ordering platform is only set up to ship within the United States. For international shipments, please contact us at 630.629.6600 or Sales@thecarycompany.com, and we will be happy to process your order. Our main warehouse and office are located in Addison, Ill. We also have warehouses in across the United States that you can see here. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
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