Specifications
This black 55 gallon open head steel drum features a rust inhibitor. This steel drum has a black cover with 2" and 3/4" NPT Tri-Sure style plug & flange fittings, an EPDM rubber gasket and a lever lock ring closure. The lever lock ring holds the cover on to the container with a latch (or toggle) that is pulled from one side to the other and applies torque to the two ring ends in a similar fashion to the bolt ring. No torque wrench is required to confirm proper closure. It meets strict wall thickness requirements, 1.2/0.9/1.2 mm or 18/20/18 gauge (top/body/bottom) ASTM grade carbon steel, and is tested for strength and durability.

Key benefits:
  • Ideal for storage and transportation purposes
  • Open head containers (1A2 drums) have a removable cover creating convenient access to the inside of the drum
  • Rust inhibitor prevents the drum from rusting prior to being filled
  • Include a black cover with 2" NPT and 3/4" NPT Tri-Sure style plug & flange fittings, a EPDM rubber gasket, and a lever lock ring closure
  • Drums are not UN Rated
  • 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

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Capacity 55 gal.
Color Black
Material Carbon Steel
Dimensions 22.5” Dia. x 34.4375” H (inside) / 24” Dia. x 34.625” H (outside)
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
Condition New
Closure Cover w/Lever Lock Ring Closure
Lining Rust Inhibitor
Steel Thickness 1.2/0.9/1.2 (Top/Body/Bottom)
Steel Gauge 18/20/18 (Top/Body/Bottom)
Fittings 2" NPT & 3/4" NPT
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 an open head steel drum?
Open head drums have a fully removable cover that is secured with either a bolt ring or lever lock ring closure. Open head drums are also available without a cover.
What are open head steel drums used for?
Though they can be used for liquids, open head drums are commonly used for solid and dry materials. They are also a good option for thicker liquids such as oils, syrups and glues. Open head drums are also a good option when the drum’s contents have to be accessed repeatedly. Some of our open head steel drum lids have fittings that allow controlled flow of liquids in those applications.
What sizes of open head steel drums do you carry?
Our most common size is a 55-gallon capacity. However, we also offer 5-, 10-, 16-, 20- and 30-gallon capacity drums.
Are open 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.
Are open head drums strong?
This open head drum is made of carbon steel making it a strong and durable container for storing and transporting a variety of contents. These drums can often be reused. We also offer UN-rated drums that can safely store certain hazardous materials.
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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