Steel Barrels

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Constructed most often from carbon steel or stainless steel, steel barrels or steel drums are durable and cost-effective, allowing a manufacturer to get many uses from the same drum and then recycle it once it is finished being used. Read More…

Steel Barrels Steel barrels are used widely for mixing, storing, dispensing and filtering process applications for a variety of liquid and solid materials.

Leading Manufacturers

Cranbury, NJ  |  800-260-3786

For over 60 years, Rahway Steel Drum Company has been a reliable supplier of 55 gallon drums and drum services. We supply containers from 1 quart to 330 gallons in quantities from 1 to over 100,000. Our drums hold petroleum, chemicals, paint food products and more. There are no limits to what the Rahway Steel Drum family of companies can provide. Contact us for more information.

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Venice, IL  |  800-366-5098

Container Distributors, Inc. is your one source for 55 gallon drums. With specializing in containers for environmental hazardous waste and material disposal for over 65 years, we pride ourselves on our knowledgeable customer service staff, timely deliveries, and wide range of in-stock items. We at Container Distributors, Inc look forward to hearing from you.

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Container Distributors, Inc. $$$

Chicago, IL  |  800-760-3786

Jakacki Bag & Barrel is the largest nationwide dealer for 55 gallon drums. Since 1942, we have sold 55 gallon drums of all assortments. We emphasize high quality customer service & are dedicated to our drums. In addition to our drums, Jakacki Bag & Barrel offers an environmentally friendly drum disposal service. Contact us for more information on how we can help you with your barrel & drum needs.

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Jakacki Bag & Barrel, Inc. $$$

Dowagiac, MI  |  269-782-7417

Krook Container has been Southwest Michigan’s premier distributor of new, used and reconditioned steel drums, steel barrels, plastic drums, plastic barrels, and fiber drums and barrels for over 25 years. We also offer a wide range of new and reconditioned salvage drums and barrels (UN1A2/Y1.2/100). Contact us by phone, fax or email today for current prices, inventory and delivery rates!

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Krook Container, Inc. $$$

Mableton, GA  |  866-681-7048

Established in 1994 we have been a family owned and operated business ever since the beginning. Our staff boasts over eighty-five years of combined field industry experience and they are dedicated to putting all of that experience into each and every encounter that we are a part of in order to exceed customer expectation every time. To learn more about what we may be able to do for you visit our website today!

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Advance Drum Service, Inc. $$$

Youngstown, OH  |  877-721-1264

At Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co. we specialize in meeting your industrial container needs with an extensive line of steel, plastic and fiber shipping and storage drums, pails and accessories, plus emergency spill response products, poly salvage drums, and a range of other containment products.

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Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co. $$$
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Steel barrels can be either closed top or open top depending on their intended application. Closed top drums will usually have two bung openings, one for pouring and the other for venting, as the lid is manufactured to be sealed to the body of the drum. Open top drums have removable lids which are used connected to the drum with a gasket or seal made out of neoprene or another polymer or rubber to ensure a tight seal. These lids can be then be secured closed with a bolt or lever lock system depending on the contents of the drum and the required security.

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Barrels are typically constructed according to standard configurations in order to ensure they can be processed with generic tumbling and stacking machinery, as well as other drum handling equipment. As industrial drums are used for product transportation, they are required to meet certain conditions in terms of material quality, construction methods and final product standards etc. Testing that barrels undergo to ensure they meet these stringent standards includes water spray, leak testing, free drop, penetration and stacking tests.

Due to their sealed and durable exteriors, certain barrels may be specifically designed to carry flammable, toxic and otherwise hazardous waste materials in order to dispose of them or relocate them to an area in which they may be used. Steel barrels are used to ensure that the materials are not leaked or exposed at any point along their transportation route.

Any number of liquids or solids, or a combination of the two may be stored or transported in steel barrels. They can also be used for the storage of wine and beer in place of the more traditional wooden barrel. For sensitive materials or applications, seamless steel barrels can be constructed from stainless steel, providing a sanitary environment for a liquid or other product.

Military spec barrels can be manufactured by some barrel makers to be used in the transportation of military products and materials. The construction standards for these drums are even higher than for commercial drums and manufacturers have to pay particular attention to the requirements. In addition to the locking systems on open top barrels, some manufacturers are able to place a safety seal, or tamper proof seal on the lids of the barrels to guarantee the product inside is free from contamination.

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