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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 about 10.5 – 11%. Lastly, cold rolled steel does not refer to the composition but the process the steel has undergone. Read More…

Steel Drums Steel is a popular industrial drum construction material. Carbon steel is also referred to as plain steel, as it is the norm.

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Cranbury, NJ  |  800-260-3786

For over 60 years, Rahway Steel Drum Company has been a reliable supplier of 55 gallon drums and drum services. We supply containers from 1 quart to 330 gallons in quantities from 1 to over 100,000. Our drums hold petroleum, chemicals, paint food products and more. There are no limits to what the Rahway Steel Drum family of companies can provide. Contact us for more information.

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Venice, IL  |  800-366-5098

Container Distributors, Inc. is your one source for 55 gallon drums. With specializing in containers for environmental hazardous waste and material disposal for over 65 years, we pride ourselves on our knowledgeable customer service staff, timely deliveries, and wide range of in-stock items. We at Container Distributors, Inc look forward to hearing from you.

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Container Distributors, Inc. $$$

Chicago, IL  |  800-760-3786

Jakacki Bag & Barrel is the largest nationwide dealer for 55 gallon drums. Since 1942, we have sold 55 gallon drums of all assortments. We emphasize high quality customer service & are dedicated to our drums. In addition to our drums, Jakacki Bag & Barrel offers an environmentally friendly drum disposal service. Contact us for more information on how we can help you with your barrel & drum needs.

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Jakacki Bag & Barrel, Inc. $$$

Hayward, CA  |  510-887-9277

Family owned & operated since 1983 with a vision for recycling, Containers Unlimited is now the largest reconditioner of plastic pails & drums in Northern California. As a distributor of new & used metal & plastic containers, we offer pails, drums, bottles, caps, cans, pick boxes & totes. Success means putting customers #1. Regrinding plastic & repackaging plastic, glass & metal containers too!

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Containers Unlimited $$$

Cleveland, OH  |  216-441-6214

North Coast Container manufactures 55 gallon steel drums, made to fit our customers' individual requirements. Our drums are most often utilized in the shipping and storage industry. We are an ISO 9001:2000-registered company. We regularly review customer specs to maintain safety and quality.

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Jacksonville, FL  |  800-342-8194

Since 1919, Duval Containers has been a leader in the distributing and manufacturing of packaging containers and machinery, glasses, plastics and more. Our products include, but are not limited to steel drums, plastic drums, fibre drums, corrugated boxes, industrial jugs and much more.

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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.

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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.

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