Part # : 56W55D

55 Gallon Blue Tight Head Plastic Drum, UN Rated, 2" NPS & 2" Buttress Fittings

Part # : 56W55D

55 Gallon Blue Tight Head Plastic Drum, UN Rated, 2" NPS & 2" Buttress Fittings

The 56W55D is a UN Rated 55 gallon blue tight head plastic drum. This blow molded drum is made of industrial strength high molecular weight polyethylene (HMWPE) plastic similar to HDPE but more durable, with extra thick walls to provide superior performance and durability. The seamless construction of this closed head drum is suitable for outdoor use.
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  • Quantity Qty Price
  • 1 $97.040 ea.
  • 8 $94.390 ea.
  • 16 $92.120 ea.
  • 24 $88.810 ea.
  • 48 $83.150 ea.
  • Pallet Pack: 8 ea.
  • Quantity Qty Price
  • 1 $97.040 ea.
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Specifications
The 56W55D is a UN Rated 55 gallon blue tight head plastic drum, also known as a shipping container. This blow molded drum is made of industrial strength high molecular weight polyethylene (HMWPE), a plastic similar to HDPE but more durable, with extra thick walls to provide superior performance and durability. The seamless construction of this closed head drum is suitable for outdoor use. Its highest fill temperature is 140 °F and its lowest fill temperature is -40 °F. The 56W55D closed head storage drum features drain vents molded in the top with two 2" openings. The first is a 2" NPS bung opening which includes a NPT plug with a 3/4" center reducer & faucet carrier and a EPDM gasket. The second is a 2" Buttress bung opening which includes a Buttress plug and EPDM gasket.

Key benefits
  • Original Single L-Ring design offers the best in material handling, and long service life
  • Integrally molded top ring facilitates handling using "parrot's beak" assembly, side grabber, hoist, forklift, and hand truck
  • Optimally drainable
  • Bottom handhold for easy handling
  • Same dimensions as a steel drum for standardized handling and conveying
  • Complies with FDA regulations for food and drugs
  • 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. 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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Capacity 55 gal.
Color Blue
Material HDPE
FDA Approved Yes
Dimensions 23 1/4" (591 mm) Dia. x 34 3/4" (883 mm) H
Nominal Tare Weight 21.5 lbs. (9.8 kg)
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)
Min. Wall Thickness 0.087-in. (2.2 mm)
Fittings 2" NPT & 2" Buttress
Gasket EPDM Rubber Gasket
UN Rating Liquid UN1H1/Y1.9/100
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
What is the lifespan of plastic 55 gallon drums?
Thank you for your inquiry. Plastic drums are quite durable and resist degradation. They do not dent or rust. However, damage, such as cracks and scratches, can be sustained from improper handling. It is also important to make sure your plastic drum is compatible with whatever material or liquid it holds. Please note that drums that are used to ship hazardous materials internationally automatically have a five-year lifespan. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
Can you use this 55 gallon blue Industrial Plastic Drum to store gas?
Thank you for your inquiry. We do not recommend storing gasoline or other flammable fluids in this plastic drum. The main reason is that the plastic, in this case high molecular weight polyethylene (HMWPE), can react with the gasoline and start to break the plastic down. This can result in damage to the storage container causing leakage. The plastic/gasoline reaction can also result in cross-contamination that will affect the chemical composition of the fuel itself, which can become unstable. Although we have some plastic safety cans available, they are made for short-term storage of small quantities of fuel (up to 5 gallons). We also have metal safety cans available for this purpose: Type I Safety Cans and Type II Safety Cans. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
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Dave G.   published 11/05/2021 following an order made on 10/29/2021

5/5

Very good quality drums, but well over priced compared to equivalent containers from other distributors.

David C.   published 08/26/2021 following an order made on 08/16/2021

5/5

Excellent quality and slightly more than what we wanted to pay; however, it was available when Mauser delayed our T/L order a full month

Alex C.   published 11/09/2020 following an order made on 11/02/2020

5/5

Great source, product arrives clean and consistent.

PURCHASING A.   published 09/17/2020 following an order made on 09/10/2020

5/5

Very strong and durable product that allows us to have confidence knowing the disinfectant we are shipping will arrive safely. Highly recommend this product.

TOMMY S.   published 07/01/2020 following an order made on 06/23/2020

5/5

Good drum

Anonymous customer   published 03/16/2019 following an order made on 03/11/2019

5/5

5 stars

Anonymous customer   published 01/04/2019 following an order made on 01/02/2019

5/5

good

Anonymous customer   published 11/17/2018 following an order made on 11/16/2018

5/5

They’re exactly what we ordered.

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