The SKOLNIK carbon steel open-head drum comes with a removable cover and a bolt ring, has a 55-gallon capacity, and can be used to store and transport hazardous solids or liquids. The drum and the cover are made of carbon steel, which is resistant to impacts and wear. A gasket helps prevent leaks and is made of EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) rubber, which is resistant to heat, water, and wear. The drum has a storage capacity of 55 gallons, weighs 48 lb., and measures 33" high and 22-1/2" in diameter. The wall of the drum is 1.2 mm thick.
This product meets ASTM International criteria for carbon steel. It has United Nations (UN) specification markings of 1A2/X435/S for solids and 1A2/Y1.5/150 for liquids. (1A2 is the packaging code for a steel open-head drum; X435 indicates that the product has met tests for Packing Groups I, II, and III at a maximum gross mass of 435 kg; S is a designation for solids; and Y1.5/150 indicates that the product has met tests for Packing Groups II and III at a specific gravity of 1.5 and a hydrostatic test pressure of 150.)
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.