55 Gallon Barrel

Our 55 gallon barrel selection is divided into three different materials.  We carry plastic, fibre and carbon steel.  Within those three categories, we have open head, where the cover can be taken completely off the body of the drum, and tight head, or closed head, where the drum is a one piece unit with bungs (plugs) in the top.  The picture on the right is an example of our 55 gallon plastic open head drum with a cover that is secured to the drum body with a lever locking ring.  Our open head steel drums have covers that are held on with bolt rings and our fiber drum has a lever locking ring. Tight head barrels, with only their two bungs for access, are meant for liquids.  All the drums listed on this page have a UN designation.  The open head drums are rated for solids and the tight head drums are rated for liquids.  One of our drums, however,  has the unique distinction of being rated for both solids and liquids That drum is our item number MSD5-23-01A brief explanation of UN ratings may be found on this page. Another consideration when purchasing carbon steel drums, is whether you need a lined or unlined drum.  In the description of each drum we have tried to include this information for you so that you can find the information you need at a glance.




55 Gallon Plastic Barrels

Need more information on tight head drums? It can be found in this article.

An article with more detailed pictures of our plastic open head drum may be found here.

Need more details on our electronics clean drum? You can find that information in this article.


55 Gallon Fibre Barrel

A complete list of our fibre drums may be found on this page.

55 Gallon Carbon Steel Barrels

Our 55 gallon poly lined drum has an .8 mil red phenolic lining and also a PE liner and a cover disc. A more detailed article can be found here.

You can find more detailed information on our dual UN rated drum in this article.

More information on the lining in our MSD5-21-01 drum can be found in this article.

Our composite drum has a poly liner. You can find more information on this page.
























Categories: fiber drums | plastic barrels | plastic drums | steel drums

Author: Gail

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