Steel barrels are used widely for mixing, storing, dispensing and filtering process applications for a variety of liquid and solid materials. 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.
Maxi Container, Inc.
Maxi Container steel barrels are capable of containing both liquids and solids, and also products including foods and lubricants. We offer steel barrels that have been approved for different materials. We can assure you that we will satisfy your requirements. These steel barrels are available in many sizes. Log on to our website for more details on our products.
Patrick J. Kelly Drums, Inc.
We are known as the "Leader in Recycling and Distribution of Drums and Containers." We provide the most popular drums for storage and shipping. We provide customized metal drums including open and closed-head drums. Our technical team can help you find the product most suited to your specific use. Learn more about us on our website.
Scranton Cooperage, Inc.
We specialize in steel barrels that are available in open-head and tight-head configurations, offering a range of sizes and UN specs. With our experienced staff, we can help you with any specific need you may have. Call us today for pricing and availability.
Rahway Steel Drum Company, Inc.
Our Steel Drum Company has the supply and delivery capabilities to assure our customers the best. Our company has all your container needs. We offer steel barrels that come in a wide selection of colors as well as a full selection of fittings and closures. Our drums also have the option of both standard, ISO and straight side configurations. Call us today!
Container Distributors, Inc.
At Container Distributors, Inc, we currently have in stock a variety of steel barrels in a range of sizes. Our steel barrels come with the option of open or close head as well as painted black or red. Call us today, our staff will answer any questions that you may have concerning the selection of the right container for your needs.
Gurman Container & Supply Corp.
Terre Haute, IN
We specialize in equipment and supplies for all of your storage, shipping and packaging needs. Our steel barrels come in a variety of sizes and weights. With options such as open or tight head, you will find what you are looking for. Visit our website to see a complete list of all of our products or call us for your questions.
Our Company, with its combined manufacturing experience of more than 70 years, knows all you need about steel barrels. Since 1991, we have been producing steel barrels that are tested and required to pass federal regulations. With many options to choose from, our customers find exactly what they are looking for. Get in touch with our company! We look forward to doing business with you.
University Park, IL
For over 60 years, BASCO has been a leading manufacturer of steel barrels. Our steel drums are designed, manufactured and certified to meet UN requirements under DOT 49 CF. Our steel barrels also come in different colors and sizes with the option of open head or closed head. Looking for something specific? Visit our website today for a complete list of products that we offer.
Jakacki Bag & Barrel, Inc.
For over 70 years, Jakacki Bag & Barrel has been a family owned business dedicated to steel barrel distribution. As a supplier of steel barrels of different types and sizes, we will always provide what you are searching for. If you need help with specific types or sizes, visit our website for a specifications chart as well as a complete list of our products.
Lake In The Hills, IL
At EBKContainers, we provide a wide variety of steel barrels, ranging in sizes from 10 gallon to 55 gallon. Customers also have the opportunity to choose from open head or closed head, lined or unlined. All of our steel barrels meet UN requirements for hazardous materials. Visit our website today for a complete list of our products; let EBKContainers be your steel drum source.
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. 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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