Open-head steel drums and barrels from Container Distributors Inc. have become one of the most common storage and shipping options for hazardous materials. They are available in 30 and 55-gallon sizes and are constructed to be safe, reliable and versatile. These particular steel drums and barrels for shipping hazardous substances, materials and waste are made out of high-quality carbon steel and can handle the wear and tear that comes along with rough transport. They also have an interior that has been coated with rust inhibitor to stop corrosion and contamination from causing excess damage.

To inquire further about the open-head steel drums and barrels available through Container Distributors Inc., contact us at 800-366-5098 today.



The Reconditioned steel drums have a UN rating of 1A2/Y1.2/100 suitable for liquids and solids, as well as items in packing groups II and III. The drums also meet DOT standards 49 CFR 173.3. The New steel drums have a UN rating of 1A2/Y1.6/200 and are suitable for liquids and items in packing groups II and III. We also inventory a dual marked UN rated steel open head drums with a UN rating of 1A2/Y1.8/200 and 1A2/X400S for liquids and solids.

Painted with a black exterior, white labels, writing and branding will be highly visible. Covers for the steel drums are equipped with EPDM gaskets to keep liquids safe, and include a choice of bolt or UN-qualified lever locks. The drums may also be lined with a phenolic coating that resists corrosion and chemical reactivity, depending on your needs. Overpack drums and salvage drums are also available in 85-, 95- or 110-gallon sizes.

Carbon Steel Drum, Open Head, Capacity 55 Gal, Height 34 1/4 In, Overall Height 35 1/4 In, Inside Dia 22 1/2 In, Outside Dia 23 1/2 In, Rolled and Formed, Carbon Steel, Interior Coating Mild Rust Inhibitor, UN Rating Solid 1A2/X430/S, UN Rating Liquid 1A2/Y1.6/200, UN Certification 1A2/X430/S & 1A2/Y1.6/200, Thickness 1.5 mm, For Use With Packing Groups I, II and III of Hazardous Materials, All Black, Standards DOT 49 CFR173.3
Carbon Steel
UN-Rated Transport Drums
Covers are EPDM-gasketed with either bolt or UN-qualified lever lock. Lever lock ring requires no tools, torque, or ring gap measurements.
Lined drums have a modified phenolic coating that resists corrosion and chemical reactivity. Unlined drums have been treated with a mild rust inhibitor.
Overpack drums / salvage drums (85 / 95 / 110 gallon) can be ordered by calling 1-800-366-5098


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