Specifications
56BT5K is a 55 gallon black taper sided lab pack open head drum with a plastic lever lock closure. This lightweight but durable plastic drum is suited to store both hazardous and non-hazardous materials. HDPE drums are ideal for handling and transporting hazardous materials, storing spill kits, spill containment, biowaste disposal, and shipping. This HDPE drum is also food grade so it can store a wide variety of products. Lab packs are often used with non-damaged bottles, cans, carboys, and 5-gallon pails of non-leaking hazardous materials. The lever lock ring holds the cover on to the container with a latch that is pulled from one side to the other and applies torque to the two ring ends in a similar fashion to the bolt ring. No torque wrench is required to close.

Key benefits:
  • Nestable for stacking and ease of shipping
  • Chemical and weather resistant
  • UN certified to HM-81
  • Approved for use with Packing Groups I, II, and III
  • Operating temperature range of -30°F to 130°F
  • Constructed with UV inhibitors
  • UL94HB Flammability Rating
  • Proudly Made in the USA

Material:

High-Density Polyethylene PlasticHigh density polyethylene (HDPE ) is the most commonly used resin. This economical plastic has good impact resistance, 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. Maximum fill temperature is generally around 145°F; however, testing is recommended with your specific product and application.

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

More Information
Capacity 55 gal.
Color Black
Material HDPE
UV Inhibitors Yes
FDA Approved Yes
Dimensions 23.75" Dia. x 39.125" H
Weight 23.5 lbs.
Pallet Pack 36 ea.
Pallet Dimensions 48" L x 48" W x 74" H
Country of Manufacture United States
Condition New
Closure Cover w/Lever Lock Ring Closure
UN Rating Solid UN1H2/X65/S, UN1H2/Y100/S
Q & A
Customer Questions
Are the lids light proof?
Thank you for your inquiry. No, these drum lids are not light proof. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company?
How tall is a 55 gallon drum?
The height of a 55 gallon drum ranges from 33" to 36-3/4" depending if it’s plastic, steel or fiber, open-head or tight-head. For specific information about this product, please view the specification sheet or contact us for more information.
How wide is a 55 gallon drum?
The width of a 55 gallon drum ranges from 21" to 24-1/2" in diameter depending if it’s plastic, steel or fiber, open-head or tight-head. For specific information about this product, please view the specification sheet or contact us for more information.
How much does a 55 gallon drum weigh?
The weight varies on the material, style and dimensions of a drum. The weight of a 55 gallon drum can range from 22 lbs. to 44 lbs. or more. For specific information about this product, please view the specification sheet or contact us for more information.
How are 55 gallon drums shipped?
The Cary Company ships LTL (Less Than Truckload) or Truckloads on 55 gallon or larger drums.
What 55 gallon drum quantities can ship UPS?
55 gallon drums cannot be shipped by UPS. Sizes less than 55 gallons in small quantities may be shipped by UPS.
Does this open head plastic drum come with a cover?
This open head plastic drum contains a removable lid for full, convenient access.
Can I use a heating blanket or band on this open head plastic drum?
Yes, we have heating bands specifically designed to heat plastic drums.
What is a lever lock closure on this open head plastic drum and how does it work?
The lever lock ring securely seals the drum. Simply place the ring around the drum and close the lever to seal. To open, lift the lever to release.
Are open head plastic drums food grade?
Reconditioned drums are not typically FDA-approved for food grade. Our new open head plastic drums are FDA approved for food or pharmaceutical storage.
What are open head plastic drums typically used for?
Open head plastic drums are versatile containers that are popular in a variety of industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, and industrial. Open head plastic drums can also act as a rain barrel or storage container for chemicals, oils, and more.
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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