Specifications
This UN Rated (UN1A1/X1.8/300) 55 gallon black tight head carbon steel drum has a white top and rust inhibitor. The 18/22/18 gauge (top/body/bottom) carbon steel is tested for durability. This tight head steel drum has 2" NPT & 3/4" NPT nylon fittings, which may make it suitable for some flammable liquid storage applications. Made from highly impact resistant nylon resin for durability and protection, the plugs allow venting of the drum contents to relieve pressure. The plugs are also designed to melt as temperatures rise, which also relieves container pressure and helps prevent explosions. Diesel is a flammable liquid so proper storage is essential for personnel safety. Movement during transportation increases the risk for chemical reactions like explosions, which makes this steel drum with nylon plugs storage a suitable solution for such liquids.

Key benefits:
  • May be suitable for some flammable liquid storage applications
  • Tight head containers have a non-removable top
  • Made of tough carbon steel
  • Rust inhibitor prevents drum from rusting prior to being filled and is not intended to act as a lining
  • Nylon plugs melt with rising temperatures, preventing the drum from exploding from within
  • Melt range 490°F (254°C)
  • Nylon plugs meet DOT/UN Performance Standards Groups I, II, and III
  • Factory Mutual certified for National Fire Code- NFPA 30

Material:

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.

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.

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Capacity 55 gal.
Color White/Black
Material Carbon Steel
Dimensions 23" Dia. X 34.5" H (inside) / 23.468" Dia. X 34.75" H (outside)
Weight 33 lbs.
Pallet Pack 8 ea.
Pallet Dimensions 48" L x 48" W x 74" H
Country of Manufacture United States
Condition New
Closure Tight Head (Closed)
Lining Rust Inhibitor
Steel Thickness 1.2/0.9/1.2 (Top/Body/Bottom)
Steel Gauge 18/22/18 (Top/Body/Bottom)
Fittings 2" NPT & 3/4" NPT
Gasket Polyethylene
UN Rating Liquid UN1A1/X1.8/300
Note: *Plastic Tab-Seal® cap must be used with nylon plug for maximum safety.
For quantities of 48 or more drums, please contact us for pricing and shipping rates.
Q & A
Customer Questions
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.
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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john r.   published 02/23/2022 following an order made on 02/21/2022

5/5

great

Anonymous customer   published 11/05/2020 following an order made on 10/13/2020

5/5

BARRELS ,PUMPS AND TORQUE WRENCH JUST AS ADVERTISED.

Anonymous customer   published 10/07/2019 following an order made on 10/02/2019

5/5

Just as described. Good Barrells.

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