This 16 gallon black tight head drum is crafted of durable carbon steel with a white cover. The white top features 2" and 3/4" T-Type fittings to ease filling and emptying tasks. With a 16-gallon capacity and a UN rating of UN1A1/Y1.4/100 for liquids, this drum is ideal for storing and transporting bulk liquids. Container offers 0.8/0.8/0.8 (top/body/bottom) thickness 20/20/20 gauge carbon steel, and is tested for strength and durability.

Key benefits:

  • Ideal for storage and transportation purposes
  • Tight-head (closed top) containers have a non-removable top
  • Unlined with rust inhibitor
  • White cover
  • 20/20/20 gauge
  • 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.
Dimensions14.7" Dia. x 27-1/4" H
Weight17 lbs.
Pallet Pack27 ea. (27 Cases)
Pallet Dimensions42" L x 48" W x 90" H
Pallet Weight459 lbs.
Country of ManufactureUnited States
ClosureTight Head (Closed)
Steel Thickness0.8/0.8/0.8 (Top/Body/Bottom)
Steel Gauge20/20/20 (Top/Body/Bottom)
Fittings2" & 3/4" T-type
GasketPoly-Irradiated Gasket
UN Rating LiquidUN1A1/Y1.4/100
Q & A
Customer Questions
What is the best way to ship a tight head steel drum?
It depends on the quantity being shipped, the location, and the size of the drums. Drums in small quantities less than 55 gallon size can ship UPS. Larger quantities of steel drums go either LTL common carrier or truckload.
How many tight head steel drums will fit on a pallet or truck?
The number of steel drums that fit on a single pallet varies depending on the size of the drum and the size of the pallet. For more information, check out Guide to Steel Drums.
What is a tight head steel drum typically used for?
Tight head steel drums are great for a wide range of transportation and storage applications. Tight head steel drums are typically used with lower viscosity liquids such as fragrances or beverages or even hazardous materials if the drum is UN rated.
What is a tight head steel drum?
Tight head drums, also known as closed head or 1A1 drums, have a secured, non-removable top. Access to a tight head drum typically is via a 2" and 3/4" bung opening in the top of the container.
Are tight 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.
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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