This reconditioned UN Rated (UN1A2/Y1.2/100) black 55 gallon open head steel drum features an epoxy-phenolic lining. This steel drum has a white cover with a sponge rubber gasket and a bolt ring closure. Cover also features 2" and 3/4" NPT T-Style fitting plug & flange fittings that incorporate Buna gaskets. 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. UN specifications include a rating of UN1A2/Y1.2/100 for liquids. It meets strict wall thickness requirements 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
    • Epoxy-phenolic linings have been designed to provide outstanding chemical resistance in a pH range of 7.0 - 9.0
    • Includes a white cover with a sponge rubber gasket and a bolt ring (12 Gauge w/4" Bolt & 5/8" Nut) closure
    • Cover has 2" and 3/4" NPT T-Style fitting plug & flange fittings that incorporate Buna gaskets
    • 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.


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.


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.
MaterialCarbon Steel
Dimensions22.5” Dia. x 34” H (inside) / 24” Dia. x 34.5” H (outside) *Dimensions may vary.
Pallet Pack8 ea.
Pallet Dimensions48" L x 48" W x 74" H
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.
Country of ManufactureUnited States
ClosureCover w/Bolt Ring Closure
LiningEpoxy Lining
Fittings2" NPT & 3/4" NPT
GasketSponge Rubber Gasket
UN Rating LiquidUN1A2/Y1.2/100
Note:**Reconditioned drums have minor imperfections including scratches, small dents, etc. To learn more about our reconditioning process, please view the video below.
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*For quantities of 48 or more drums, please contact us for pricing and shipping rates.
Q & A
Customer Questions
Do you know the distance from the bottom of the drum to the first ridge? We employ a drum jack in our facility and it doesn't work on drums where the first ridge is to close to the bottom of the drum.
Thank you for your question. According to the specification drawing that accompanies this product description, the distance from the bottom of the drum to the first ridge is approximately 10-1/4". However, please note that this is a reconditioned drum and the features may vary from drum to drum. For additional specification information, please click on the link under the Downloads heading at the bottom of the product page or click here. 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 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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Jeana A.   published 11/13/2023 following an order made on 11/10/2023


We never have issue with the drums. They are always in excellent condition

john r.   published 10/28/2022 following an order made on 10/11/2022



Anonymous customer   published 08/23/2022 following an order made on 08/19/2022


Came in very quick and just as expected.

Anonymous customer   published 07/19/2022 following an order made on 07/18/2022


Better than I expected

Anonymous customer   published 05/16/2022 following an order made on 05/10/2022


perfect for what we needed them for.

Anonymous customer   published 10/22/2021 following an order made on 10/13/2021


Came in great condition. Exactly what I needed.

Anonymous customer   published 09/24/2021 following an order made on 09/03/2021


great company to deal with

Anonymous customer   published 07/28/2021 following an order made on 07/27/2021


A very competitive price on a quality product.

Anonymous customer   published 06/25/2021 following an order made on 06/21/2021


i have nothing to add

Anonymous customer   published 01/12/2021 following an order made on 01/11/2021


We have never had an issue with the product