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Steel Drum Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of steel drum manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top steel drum manufacturers with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any steel drum company can design, engineer, and manufacture steel drums to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach steel drum companies through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's for a manufacturer of stainless steel drums, 55 gallon steel drums, and used stainless steel drums.

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For over 60 years, Rahway Steel Drum has been one of the largest industrial drum suppliers & distributors of steel drums, plastic drums & fibre drums. With a complete selection of drums in stock, we also provide open head drums, closed head drums & 55 gallon storage barrels. Our free packaging consultation, large supply and same day delivery capabilities allow timely delivery at the right price.
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We have in stock a variety of steel drums in a range of sizes. Our steel drums come with the option of open or closed head as well as painted in black or red. Call us today, our staff will answer any questions that concerning the selection of the best container for your needs.
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As the largest nationwide dealer of new & reconditioned drums, Jakacki Bag & Barrel is a supplier of reconditioned plastic drums, fiber drums and steel drums. Since 1924 we have sold new drums of all types and sizes. We emphasize high quality customer service and are dedicated to reconditioning of drums. In addition, Jakacki Bag & Barrel offers an environmentally friendly drum disposal service.
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Since 1922, Gurman Container & Supply has supplied container users with steel, plastic & fiber drums, as well as steel & plastic pails. As a storage equipment, shipping supplier, and steel drum distributor, we offer reconditioned drums, salvage drums, used drums, water barrels, 55 gallon drums, as well as plastic bags & liners in all sizes & weights. We also provide plastic and steel tote tanks.
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At EBKContainers, we provide a wide variety of steel drums, 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 drums meet UN requirements for hazardous materials. Visit our website today for a complete list of our products; let EBKContainers be your steel drum source.
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Industry Information

Steel Drums: DOT Regulations to Contain Hazardous Material

Steel drums are referred to as 55 gallon drums made of either carbon steel or stainless steel. Each drum must meet specific regional or industry standards before being able to transport to certain places or hold specific products. Steel drums transport all types of materials. Some substances are liquid, while some are solids and some are hazardous while others are not. For hazardous contents the Department of Transportation (DOT) has 9 classifications and divisions for the regulation of contents that are stored or shipped in steel drums. The steel drums must be packaged and labeled properly before they are shipped or handled. The correct hazard classification and division if applicable must be depicted on the barrel.

The DOT Classifications are as follows.
Class 1: Explosives
    Division 1.1: Mass Explosive Hazard
    Division 1.2: Projection Hazard
    Division 1.3: Mass Fire Hazard
    Division 1.4: Minor Explosion Hazard
    Division 1.5: Very Intensive Explosives
    Division 1.6: Extremely Intensive Explosives 
Class 2: Gases
    Division 2.1: Flammable Gas
    Division 2.2: Non-flammable Gas
    Division 2.3: Poisonous Gas
Class 3: Flammable Liquid, Combustible Liquid
Class 4: Solids
    Division 4.1: Flammable Solids
    Division 4.2: Spontaneously Combustible
    Division 4.3: Dangerous When Wet
Class 5: Oxidizers and Peroxides
    Division 5.1: Oxidizers
    Division 5.2: Organic Peroxides
Class 6: Toxic and Infectious
    Division 6.1: Toxics
    Division 6.2: Infectious Substances
Class 7: Radioactive
Class 8: Corrosive
Class 9: Miscellaneous

DOT is among many classifications and regulations that must be met when shipping or handling the contents in 55 gallon steel drums. This department's regulations are some of the most strenuous requirements to abide by. DOT regulations are not solely specific to steel drums, but nonetheless have to be followed to comply with industry, local, and national laws.

Steel Drums

Steel is a popular drum construction material. Carbon steel is also referred to as plain steel, as it is the norm. This type of steel has carbon as the primary alloying constituent, and metal's characteristics are determined by its carbon levels. Similar in composition to carbon steel, stainless steel offers the addition of chromium, typically in amounts of about10.5 - 11%. Lastly, cold rolled steel does not refer to the composition but the process the steel has undergone. Cold rolled steel has been cold hardened, meaning that the steel was rolled at room temperature so as not to change its crystalline structure. The three different types of steel have certain industries and applications for which they are better suited than the others: carbon steel is typically used to handle hazardous chemicals in chemical processing, medical, petroleum and wastewater industries; stainless steel is and FDA approved materials and is thus well-suited for sanitary applications in addition to applications requiring high corrosion resistance in industries such as food and beverage, industrial manufacturing and architecture; and cold rolled steel offers very high tensile strength, and as a result, is ideal for mining and defense industries.

Steel drums are manufactured through roll forming. As a continuous metal forming process, roll forming is used to roll metal sheets into ring-shapes. The rolling action is actuated by roll forming equipment that are constructed from sequences of calenders, or roller die pairs, positioned above and below the metal sheet. As the sheet moves through the equipment, the rollers bend the steel along the linear axis. Roll formed parts are most often manufactured at room temperatures, thus making it a cold forming process. After the steel is in the ring-shape, the ends of the ring are joined together through welding to from the drum's body. Next, steel rings are welded onto the body at the base of the drum, a quarter way up from the base, a quarter way from the top and at the top to function as reinforcement. For different industries, steel drums must be manufactured to certain standards. For industrial manufacturing, steel drums often must meet both United Nations (UN) and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, which have fairly strenuous requirements. For the defense industry, steel drums must meet Mil Spec standards, or military specifications. Other standards include Department of Energy (DOE) 7A type A, for the handling of hazardous materials, as is often done in pharmaceutical and chemical processing industries.

Stainless Steel Drum
Stainless Steel Drum
Closed Head Steel Drum
Stainless Steel Drum - EBKContainers
Stainless Steel Drum - Gurman Container & Supply Corp.
Closed Head Steel Drum - Container Distributors, Inc.
Open & Closed Head Steel Drums
Open & Closed Head Steel Drums
Cold-Rolled Steel Drum
Open & Closed Head Steel Drums - Rahway Steel Drum Company, Inc.
Open & Closed Head Steel Drums - Rahway Steel Drum Company, Inc.
Cold-Rolled Steel Drum - EBKContainers






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