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55 Gallon Drum Dimensions

Specs & Dimensions for 55 Gallon Drums

55 gallon drum closed headAn 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 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. WeightClosed Head Heavy DutyOpen Head Std. WeightOpen Head Heavy Duty
Volume*55 US Gallons55 US Gallons55 US Gallons55 US Gallons
StyleClosed (Tight) HeadClosed (Tight) HeadOpen HeadOpen Head
MaterialCarbon SteelCarbon SteelCarbon SteelCarbon Steel
UN Liquid**1AX / X1.6 / 3001AX / X1.8 / 3001A2 / Y1.2 / 1001A2 / Y1.5 / 175
UN Solid**1A2 / Y425 / S1A2 / X430 / S
Thickness (tp/bd/bt)1.2 / 0.9 / 1.21.5 / 1.5 / 1.51.2 / 0.9 / 0.91.5 / 1.5 / 1.5
Fittings and/or GasketBunaBunaEPDMEPDM
Closure2″ x ” Fittings2″ x ” FittingsBolt RingBolt Ring
Exterior ColorBlack with White TopBlack with White TopBlack with White TopBlack with White Top
Weight40 lbs60 lbs38 lbs60 lbs
Inside Dia.22.5″22.5″22.5″22.5″
Inside Height33.5″33.5″32.8″32.8″
Packaging: Sells in quantities of 8 drums. Call for pricing on other quantities.
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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.

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.

You might also be interested in:

  • Other types of 55 gallon drums (Stainless Steel, Plastic)
  • 20 or 30 gallon drum dimensions & specifications
  • Drum accessories (portable spill kits, mini spill basins, spill pallets, spill berms)

  • 30 Gallon Drum Dimensions
  • Secondary Containment
  • Drum Contianment and Storage
  • 55 Gallon Drum Variety

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oil drum (barrel) 55 gallon / 200L international standard (true size)

oil drum (barrel) 55 gallon / 200L international standard (true size)

Description
a very accurate standard metal oil drum 55 gallons / 200L
Standard drums have inside dimensions of 22.5 inches (572 mm) diameter and 33.5 inches (851 mm) height. These dimensions yield a volume of about 13,320 cubic inches (6.19 bushels) or 57.66 US gallons (48.0 imp gal; 218.3 L), but they are commonly filled to about 200 litres.

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