The SKOLNIK stainless steel tight-head drum has a non-removable top with 2" and 3/4" bung openings and plugs on opposing sides and can be used to store and transport hazardous liquids. The drum is made of stainless steel, which is more resistant to rust and corrosion than carbon steel. A synthetic rubber gasket helps prevent leaks. The drum has a storage capacity of 55 gallons, weighs 48 lb., and measures approximately 33" high and 22-1/2" in diameter. The wall of the drum is 1.2 mm thick. This product has a United Nations (UN) specification marking of 1A1/X1.8/300. (1A1 is the packaging code for a steel tight-head drum and X1.8/300 indicates that the product has met tests for Packing Groups I, II, and III at a specific gravity of 1.8 and a hydrostatic test pressure of 300.)
Hazardous storage drums are used to safely store, transport, and dispose of hazardous materials. They are typically made of polyethylene or steel. Open-head drums have a removable lid and can store hazardous solids or liquids. Closed-head drums have a fixed top, can store hazardous liquids, and have bung holes for filling and pouring. Salvage drums, also known as overpack drums and recovery drums, can be used to store and transport smaller containers that hold hazardous materials and that are damaged or leaking. Certain drums may be incinerated along with the waste itself. Hazardous storage drums may meet U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and other federal regulations and United Nations (UN) guidelines regarding the storage and shipment of hazardous materials. Hazardous storage drums are often assigned a UN code to indicate the container type, performance level, specific gravity, hydrostatic test pressure, and other information. Hazardous storage drums are used in a variety of industries involved with manufacturing, shipping, and environmental services.
Skolnik Industries manufactures salvage drums, stainless-steel drums, carbon steel drums, wine barrels, and other industrial containers. The company, founded in 1985, is headquartered in Chicago, IL.