What is the Circumference of a 55 Gallon Drum ?

What is the circumference of a 55 gallon drum? The typical circumference of a 55 gallon drum is 71.94 inches or 187.72 cm.

The dimensions of an open-head, 55 gallon polyethylene drum with a lever lock ring closure are 36 4/5 inches in height and 22 9/10 inches in diameter. Circumference being (Diameter * π), we would get 71.94 inches.

A closed head 55 gallon plastic drum typically has a diameter of 23.2 inches. In that case, we would get a circumference of 72.88 inches or 185.11cm.

Other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What size bolt is on a 55 gallon drum?

For 55 gallon steel barrels used for hazardous products and in compliance with all applicable laws, this bolt ring is 12 gauge UN/DOT. The ends of the bolt ring are joined by forged threaded lugs. The jam nut (SKU 5/8JN ZP) and bolt with a 5/8 inch diameter (SKU 5/8X4ZP) are supplied.

How much weight will a 55 gallon drum float?

Approximately 450 pounds will float in each 55-gallon drum, BUT only if the barrel is 99% submerged. Reduce that number by half if you simply want to put the bottom half of the drum in the water.

How much weight will a 55 gallon steel drum support?

Each 55 gallon drum will float somewhere about 450 pounds when it is 99% immersed.