Specifications
Made from 304 stainless steel, our UN Rated open head 55 gallon stainless steel drums are 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. These drums include an EPDM rubber gasket with a bolt ring closure. A bolt ring is a closure ring that holds the cover on to the body of the container by encompassing the cover and the top of the container in a groove. This ring is then tightened by a bolt that pulls the ends of the rings together. A calibrated torque wrench is used to confirm proper closure.

Key benefits:
  • Most common grade of stainless steel and is widely used for many applications
  • Contains approximately 18% chromium and 8% nickel
  • Heavy-duty cast head with mounting bracket
  • Can be used as a Salvage Drum
  • Bolt ring closure
  • UN Rated
  • Proudly Made in the USA

Material:

Stainless steel 304 (SS304) has excellent corrosion resistance and weldability. SS304 has an oxidation resistance of 1600°F for intermittent service and 1690°F for continuous service. We have a collection of stainless steel 304 drums, power drill mixers, and filter vessels. Stainless steel 304 products, such as pans and cooking tools are common household products that people use on a daily basis.

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. 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.

Additional Information

More Information
Capacity 55 gal.
Color Stainless Steel
Material Stainless Steel (304)
Dimensions 22.5" Dia. x 32.8" H (inside) / 23" Dia. x 34.7" H (outside)
Weight 50 lbs.
Pallet Pack 8 ea.
Pallet Dimensions 48" L x 48" W x 74" H
Shipping This drum falls into the "Large Package Surcharge" for parcel shipping. Actual shipments via LTL Freight may be cheaper by purchasing two at a time.
Country of Manufacture United States
Model ST5502
Condition New
Closure Cover w/Bolt Ring Closure
Steel Thickness 1.5/1.2/1.2 (Top/Body/Bottom)
Steel Gauge 16/18/18 (Top/Body/Bottom)
Fittings None
Gasket EPDM Rubber Gasket
UN Rating Liquid UN1A2/Y1.5/150
UN Rating Solid UN1A2/X440/S
Note: » View our entire 55 Gallon Drum selection.
*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 a stainless steel drum?
Made of corrosion-resistant 304 stainless steel, our 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 are offered with either a bolt-ring or lever lock closure. Drums made of 316 stainless-steel are also available.
What is 304 Stainless Steel?
Comprised of iron, nickel, chromium and other metals, 304 Stainless Steel offers excellent corrosion resistance and weldability. Easy to maintain, hygienic and highly durable, this alloy offers an oxidation resistance of 1600°F (871°C) for intermittent service and 1690°F (921°C) for continuous service. We have a collection of stainless steel 304 drums, power drill mixers and filter vessels.
What are stainless steel drums used for?
Stainless steel drums are perfect for products like beverages, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, or dry goods such as grains or powders. Stainless steel drums are often used for aging beer and wine. Additionally, stainless steel can withstand multiple cleaning cycles, harsh cleaners and temperature extremes, which makes it a hygienic material for these applications.
Are stainless steel drums food grade?
Yes, our new stainless-steel drums are FDA approved for food or pharmaceutical storage.
What sizes of open head stainless steel drums do you carry?
Our most common size of open head stainless steel drum is 55-gallon capacity. However, we also offer various sizes of open head stainless steel drums ranging from 4- up to 85-gallon capacities.
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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