Specifications
This Superior blue tight head 55 gallon steel drum features an epoxy phenolic lining. The reconditioned drum has a closed top that is accessible with 2" NPT and 3/4" NPT Tri-Sure style plug & flange fittings. This container is UN rated UN1A1/Y1.6/200 for liquids making it ideal for storing and shipping hazardous materials.

Key benefits:

  • Ideal for storage and transportation purposes
  • 55 gallon capacity
  • Tight-head (closed top) containers have a non-removable top
  • Access to the container is via 2" and 3/4" Tri-Sure style plugs in the top of the container
  • Epoxy-phenolic linings have been designed to provide outstanding chemical resistance in a pH range of 7.0 - 9.0
  • This reconditioned drum is supplied from a RIPA Member (Reusable Industrial Packaging Association). RIPA members must meet requirements for the proper handling of drums that come in and out, maintain an environmental insurance policy, and have a Responsible Container Management Policy.

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. 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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Capacity55 gal.
ColorBlue
MaterialCarbon Steel
Dimensions22.5" Dia. x 34" H (inside) / 23.468" Dia. x 34" H (outside) *Dimensions May Vary
Weight40 lbs.
Case Dimensions24" L x 24" W x 35" H
Pallet Pack8 ea.
Pallet Dimensions48" L x 48" W x 84" H
Pallet Weight320 lbs.
ShippingThis drum falls into the "Large Package Surcharge" for parcel shipping. Actual shipments via LTL Freight may be cheaper by purchasing two at a time.
ConditionReconditioned
ClosureTight Head (Closed)
LiningEpoxy Lining
Fittings2" NPT & 3/4" NPT
GasketBuna Gasket
UN Rating LiquidUN1A1/Y1.6/200
Note:**Reconditioned drums have minor imperfections including scratches, small dents, etc. To learn more about our reconditioning process, please view the video here.
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*For quantities of 48 or more drums, please contact us for pricing and shipping rates.
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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