Con-Tech is the exclusive stainless steel drum closure and accessory supplier in the Americas for Technocraft Industries (India) Ltd., an ISO 9003 Certified worldwide industrial company known for manufacturing excellence in stainless steel drum closures and accessories. Tite-Seal™ stainless steel drum closures and accessories including Tite-Seal™ plugs and Tite-Seal™ flanges are used throughout the world wherever 55-gallon stainless steel drums are made.
The steel drum market is projected to grow 4.27% between 2021 to 2028 with North America dominating the market due in part to increased demand for food. Whether carbon steel or stainless steel, steel drums are highly sought-after as a packaging solution across various industries as they are recyclable, safe, cost-effective, easy to handle, and with excellent fire resistance properties. Stainless steel drums last longer and are not prone to rust or contamination. They are also durable, impart no flavor to wine and are easy to clean making them a favorite of winemakers.
Weldable, machined metal closures are also available for use with stainless steel food drums, stainless steel fragrance drums, and stainless steel specialty chemical drums. Whatever your needs for closures are, Con-Tech can meet your needs with fast, reliable service.
Stainless Steel Drum Closures and Accessories
Frequently Asked Questions About Stainless Steel Drums, Closures and Accessories
What is stainless steel?
Stainless steel is an iron-containing alloy. It is a substance made up of two or more chemical elements that is stain and rust resistant. There are more than 57 stainless steels recognized as standard alloys, in addition to many proprietary alloys produced by different stainless steel producers.
What are the uses of stainless steel?
Stainless steel is used in innumerable applications and industries: marine and shipbuilding, industrial containers, bulk materials handling equipment, building exteriors and roofing, automobile components, chemical processing plants, pulp and paper manufacturing, petroleum refining, water supply piping, consumer products, pollution control, sporting goods, food handling, storing, cooking, and serving equipment and transportation, to name just a few.
What is a Closed Head Drum?
A Closed Head Drum is a drum in which the top or head of the drum is separate from the body of the drum. Lids of closed head drums are secured with wings.
What is a Tight Head Drum?
A Tight Head Drum is a drum in which the top or head of the drum is permanently attached to the body.
What are the uses of stainless steel drums?
Unlike other forms of industrial packaging, stainless steel drums come in a variety of sizes and can package both liquid and dry items including hazardous materials. There are stainless steel food drums, stainless steel fragrance drums, and stainless steel specialty chemical drums to name a few.
What is the importance of stainless steel drum closures and accessories?
Stainless steel drum closures and accessories vary depending upon the use of the drum. For example, Con-Tech makes special application flanges, such as the buttress thread flanges used with the Entegris dip tube. This closure system is designed for drums in which high purity chemicals are stored and transported.
What is the Capacity of a 55 Gallon Steel Drum?
The 55-gallon steel drum holds an average of 55 gallons or 208 liters of material, though the exact amount varies with the exact composition and design of the barrel.
What are the Dimensions of a 55 Gallon Steel Drum?
Typically, a 55-gallon steel drum is 33.5 in/851 mm tall with a standard diameter of 22.5 in/572 mm, though some designs may be narrower and taller.
What is the Thickness or Gauge of Steel in a 55 Gallon Steel Drum?
The reconditioning thickness for steel drums is the minimum gauge set by federal regulators for reconditioning or recycling of steel drums. As of now, steel drums constructed for re-use (per CFR 173.28) must have minimum wall thicknesses of 0.92 mm or 20 gauge.