Industrial Drum Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of industrial drum manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source industrial drum manufactures with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate industrial drum companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture industrial drums for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading industrial drum manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for industrial 55 gallon drums, large storage drums, or durable industrial drums.

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  • Disposing of Your Industrial Drum

    A majority of my blogs are about sustainability and the reuse of 55 gallon drums. This practice is also encouraged by state and federal agencies in order to conserve on natural resources. However, depending on the condition of the barrel it may not be suitable because of contamination or being structurally inadequate. If this is the case there are a few options to disposing of the drum. If the drum did not contain hazardous material or has been sanitized of its contaminants, the plastic can be recycled or the metal...

  • Functions of Industrial Drums

    When industries ship supplies, products or cargo there are only a few options for liquids and hazardous waste. So what do you do if this cargo is liquid or is hazardous and you have an over abundance that needs to travel to a new destination? In this case, an industrial drum may be the answer. The drums will fit onto a pallet and because of their size, four usually fit perfectly thus helping with even weight distribution. These containers peak a variety of interests across industries and some industries you...

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Industrial Drums

Industrial drums are large, cylindrical industrial containers that are mainly used for shipping and storage applications. One of the oldest types of containers, industrial drums are primarily for transporting and storing bulk goods, which are most often liquids. As a result, industrial drum manufacturers often strengthened their drums with corrugations, called reinforcing rings, of the thickened material at each quarter of the drum to strengthen the sides and prevent denting or puncturing when rolled or turned.

Two common ways that industrial drum are differentiated are if they are closed head or open head drums. Closed head drums, also referred to as tight head drums, have a permanent lid with a small opening to allow for pouring of the enclosed material, while open head drums have removable heads. Industrial drums are constructed from three types of materials: steel drums, plastic drums and fiber drums. The material used depends on the applications: for instance, steel drums are used in chemical processing, plastic drums for caustic and acidic materials and fiber drums for solids. The most common drum size in shipping applications is a 55 gallon drum, meaning the drum has a nominal capacity of 55 gallons. Industrial drums are utilized in diverse industries including petroleum, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, construction, waste water treatment, industrial manufacturing and agriculture.

Sorted based on the different materials, industrial drums are often separated into three main categories: steel drums, plastic drums and fiber drums. Industrial steel drums are manufactured from stainless steel, cold rolled steel or carbon steel and can be used to transport flammable chemicals and other hazardous substances due to high corrosion resistance. Industrial stainless steel drums in particular are used in anti-corrosive and sanitary applications since it is an FDA-approved material. However, industrial steel drums can rust when exposed to the elements; as a result, non-rusting industrial plastic drums are often preferred. Durable and rigid, yet light-weight, industrial plastic drums made from polyethylene are often referred to as blue barrels because they are typically blue in color. Industrial plastic drums are often used to transport and store acidic and caustic liquids, powders or other materials and are commonly constructed from plastics such as nylon, polystyrene, PVC and HDPE. Industrial plastic drums are well-suited for storage of liquid and low viscosity foods, solids and high viscous materials, lubricating oils and chemicals. As a low-cost alternative to steel and plastic industrial drums, industrial fiber drums are constructed from fiber board or dense paper. A typical application of industrial fiber drums is the transport of solid food products, including frozen or refrigerated goods such as cheese and ice cream. Another advantage of fiber industrial drums is that they are completely incinerable and stackable, in addition to being the most easily recycled type of drum.



Industrial Drums
Industrial Drums
Industrial Drums - Container Distributors, Inc.
Industrial Drums - Container Distributors, Inc.






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