Specifications
This is a new UN Rated black 55 gallon tight head (closed top) steel drum with an epoxy-phenolic lining. This steel drum has a black closed cover with 2" NPT and 3/4" NPT Tri-Sure style plug & flange fittings. UN Specifications include a rating of UN1A1/X1.4/300 for liquids. It meets strict wall thickness requirements, 1.1/0.8/1.1 (top/body/bottom) 18/22/18 gauge ASTM grade carbon steel, and is tested for strength and durability.

Key benefits:
  • Ideal for storage and transportation purposes
  • Tight-head (closed top) containers (1A1 drums) have a non-removable top
  • Access to the container is via 2" and 3/4" 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
  • Proudly Made in the USA

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.

Additional Information

More Information
Capacity 55 gal.
Color Black
Material Carbon Steel
Dimensions 22.5" 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
Pallet Weight 264 lbs.
Country of Manufacture United States
Condition New
Closure Tight Head (Closed)
Lining Epoxy Phenolic Lining
Steel Thickness 1.1/0.8/1.1 (Top/Body/Bottom)
Steel Gauge 18/22/18 (Top/Body/Bottom)
Fittings 2" NPT & 3/4" NPT
Gasket Buna Gasket
UN Rating Liquid UN1A1/X1.4/300
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
Who manufactures your 55 gallon open head drums?
We do not disclose the manufacturers of our products. We work with a variety of manufacturers to offer the best products for our customers. If there are particular specifications you require for your application, please call 630.629.6600 or email sales@thecarycompany.com for assistance.
Are the barrel's 2" and 3/4" caps/plugs included? Also, can this drum be used to store diesel and gasoline?
Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, this tight head drum includes the 2" and 3/4" drum plugs. Also, this drum is safe for storing diesel fuel and gasoline. 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.
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.
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Jim K.   published 05/04/2021 following an order made on 04/27/2021

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Not exactly what I needed, but my CSR got me a substitute that worked for us.

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