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55 Gallon Drum Dimensions

Specifications and Details for 55 Gallon Drums

55 gallon drum closed headAn industry standard, 55 gallon drums are ideal for storage and transport of dry goods. These steel drums offer a firm and reliable structure that is capable of handling oil, chemicals or even food or hazardous containment (see ratings in the chart below).

Choose between closed head (with a sealed lid) or open head (without a sealed lid) drum styles. The closed head 55 gallon steel drum comes with Bung fittings and carries UN Liquid ratings*. The open head 55 gallon steel drum carries both UN Liquid and Solid ratings*. Both drum types come in standard weight or heavy duty and are coated with an internal corrosion inhibitor.

55 Gallon Drum Dimensions and Specifications

Closed Head Std. Weight Closed Head Heavy Duty Open Head Std. Weight Open Head Heavy Duty
Volume* 55 US Gallons 55 US Gallons 55 US Gallons 55 US Gallons
Style Closed (Tight) Head Closed (Tight) Head Open Head Open Head
Material Carbon Steel Carbon Steel Carbon Steel Carbon Steel
UN Liquid** 1AX / X1.6 / 300 1AX / X1.8 / 300 1A2 / Y1.2 / 100 1A2 / Y1.5 / 175
UN Solid** 1A2 / Y425 / S 1A2 / X430 / S
Thickness (tp/bd/bt) 1.2 / 0.9 / 1.2 1.5 / 1.5 / 1.5 1.2 / 0.9 / 0.9 1.5 / 1.5 / 1.5
Fittings and/or Gasket Buna Buna EPDM EPDM
Closure 2" x " Fittings 2" x " Fittings Bolt Ring Bolt Ring
Exterior Color Black with White Top Black with White Top Black with White Top Black with White Top
Weight 40 lbs 60 lbs 38 lbs 60 lbs
Inside Dia. 22.5" 22.5" 22.5" 22.5"
Inside Height 33.5" 33.5" 32.8" 32.8"
Packaging: Sells in quantities of 8 drums. Call for pricing on other quantities.

*Keep in mind US gallons and UK gallons (imperial gallons) are not the same. The US liquid gallon is approximately 231 cubic inches (about 3.785 litres), while the imperial gallon is approximately 277 inches (about 4.54 litres). One imperial gallon is equivalent to about 1.2 US gallons.

** Please reference UN performance packaging code for your specific needs.

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55 Gallon Drum Dimensions and Specifications

55 gallon drums require superior spill containment products in order to prevent spills and to keep your facility in compliance with regulations. GEI Works carries a variety of secondary containment products for safe storage of your 55 gallon steel drums.

Spill Pallets

30 gallon drum

Our spill pallets come in a variety of models and makes. Some spill pallets for 55 gallon drums are made with 100 percent polyethylene, which can be treated with a fluorination process to withstand aggressive chemicals. Other spill pallets are made with steel as a precaution for those 55 gallon drums that contain flammable hazardous material that could cause the spill pallet to catch fire and melt. We can help you find the right solution to prevent spills with your 55-gallon steel drum.

Do you need spill containment for your 55-gallon drums? We have multiple spill containment options for your facility. Give us a call at 1-772-646-0597 for more information or Contact Us.

Drum Truck

30 gallon drum

When moving 55-gallon drums around your facility, preventing leaks is of utmost importance. An Ultra-Drum Truck is a mobile spill containment dolly that has a 66-gallon containment sump, meeting EPA and SPCC spill containment regulations. Key features of this drum truck are its rugged polyethylene construction, which is resistant to corrosion and chemicals. It provides comfortable, easy, and safe movement of your 55-gallon steel drums. With large 10" wheels, moving 55-gallon drums safely in an easy-to-clean spill containment unit has never been easier.

Hard Top Spill Storage Unit

30 gallon drum

A hard top spill pallet keeps your steel drums away from the elements when stored outside. Each hard top spill containment unit catches leaks as they occur and secures your 55-gallon drums from those who should not have access to them. Give us a call today to find out which style of hard-top spill containment pallet you need.

For custom orders and specific pricing please, give us a call at at 1-772-646-0597 or request a quote and one of our specialists will assist you.