Specifications
The 56W54B is a new UN Rated blue 57 gallon open head plastic drum. This high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic drum includes a lid and lever lock ring. 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. UN specifications include a rating of UN1H2/Y250/S for solids. This drum was developed especially for the requirements of the American chemical industry. Their special form enables them to be handled and transported like steel and fiber drums.

Key benefits:
  • Ideal for storage and transportation purposes
  • Open head containers have a removable cover creating convenient access to the inside of the drum
  • UN Rated
  • Special form enables drum to be handled and transported like steel and fiber drums
  • 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.

Additional Information

More Information
Capacity 57 gal.
Color Blue
Material HDPE
FDA Approved Yes
Pallet Pack 8 ea.
Country of Manufacture United States
Condition New
Closure Cover w/Lever Lock Ring Closure
Fittings 2" NPT & 3/4" NPT
UN Rating Solid UN1H2/Y250/S
Note: *For quantities of 48 or more drums, please contact us for pricing and shipping rates.
Q & A
Customer Questions
Does this open head plastic drum come with a cover?
This open head plastic drum contains a removable lid for full, convenient access.
Can I use a heating blanket or band on this open head plastic drum?
Yes, we have heating bands specifically designed to heat plastic drums.
What is a lever lock closure on this open head plastic drum and how does it work?
The lever lock ring securely seals the drum. Simply place the ring around the drum and close the lever to seal. To open, lift the lever to release.
Are open head plastic drums food grade?
Reconditioned drums are not typically FDA-approved for food grade. Our new open head plastic drums are FDA approved for food or pharmaceutical storage.
What are open head plastic drums typically used for?
Open head plastic drums are versatile containers that are popular in a variety of industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, and industrial. Open head plastic drums can also act as a rain barrel or storage container for chemicals, oils, and more.
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.
Can this barrel be used to store water for drinking? Is it food grade? Can it be purchased with a black removable lid with 2 bung openings?
Thank you for your inquiry. This barrel is FDA-approved and can store water and food, each safe for consumption. This drum cannot be used with a separate removable lid. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
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Anonymous customer   published 10/14/2019 following an order made on 10/04/2019

4/5

No problem with products.

Anonymous customer   published 06/28/2019 following an order made on 06/24/2019

5/5

We use the 57 Gallon drums for fermenting barrels, they work great!

Anonymous customer   published 05/13/2019 following an order made on 05/09/2019

5/5

As described, sturdy, reasonably priced

Anonymous customer   published 12/19/2018 following an order made on 12/14/2018

5/5

Drums were exactly what we needed.

Anonymous customer   published 09/09/2018 following an order made on 08/30/2018

4/5

fine. not used yet

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