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55 Gallon Drum Dimensions

Specs & Dimensions for 55 Gallon Drums


An industry standard, 55 gallon drums are ideal for storage and trasport 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 rat55 gallon drum closed headings 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
Standard Weight
Closed Head
Heavy Duty
Open Head
Standard 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
1A1/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 Diameter
22.5 inches
22.5 inches
22.5 inches
22.5 inches
Inside Height
33.5 inches
33.5 inches
32.8 inches
32.8 inches
Packaging
Sells in quantities of 8 drums. Call for pricing on other quantities.
Bulk Pricing
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*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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