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Types, Capacities and Durability of Steel Drums

Steel drums are durable containers that are widely used for industrial storage and transportation. They are cost-effective, reusable and come in various types

The traditional steel drum typically has a storage capacity of 55 gallons, but the capacity can vary depending on the manufacturer and type of drum. Steel drums can come in a range of different sizes, with capacities ranging from as small as 1 gallon to as large as 55 gallons. Some steel drums are also available in custom sizes to meet specific needs.

Common and Custom Sizes of Steel Drums

Sizes may vary depending on the manufacturer, and custom sizes are also available upon request.

  • 55 gallons (208 litres)
  • 30 gallons (113 litres)
  • 15 gallons (57 litres)
  • 10 gallons (38 litres)
  • 5 gallons (19 litres)
  • 1 gallon (4 litres)

UN Certification and Approval for Safe Storage of Hazardous Materials in Steel Drums

Steel drums intended for industrial use must comply with UN certification standards and be approved for the safe storage of hazardous liquids and solids. These containers exhibit exceptional versatility and can also be food-grade certified, thereby enabling their utilization in the food industry.

Features and Benefits of Open-head Steel Drums

Open-head steel drums have wide openings at the top and are known as open-top drums. They are easy to fill and can be sealed with steel clamps for secure storage and transportation. However, they are more prone to leaks and spills if the lid is damaged.

Features and Benefits of Closed-head Steel Drums

Tight-head steel drums have small access points sealed with bungs, making them more secure but harder to fill and empty. They can be equipped with nozzles or taps for easier emptying when a discharge opening is present at the bottom of the barrel.

Classification of Used Steel Drums

Used Dirty: steel drums that have been used for storing and/or transporting a good, but they have not been cleansed or rinsed

Used Rinsed: steel Barrels that have been rinsed and which may still contain the material originally held within them

Used Food Grade: A steel drum that has previously been used for the transportation and/or storage of materials safe for human consumption.

Used Food Grade Rinsed: A steel drum that has been rinsed that previously contained materials safe for human consumption.

Reconditioned: A steel drum that has been professionally sanitized and leak tested by a registered professional in order to adhere to DOT (Department of Transportation) and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) standards.

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