##### Asked by: Joseba Bekher

asked in category: General Last Updated: 9th March, 2020# What is the circumference of a 55 gallon steel drum?

CAPACITY Gallons | Liters | MEASUREMENTS | |
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55 | 208 | Diameter Height | 22.50" 33.00" |

85 | 322 | Diameter Height | 26.00" 37.00" |

96 | 363 | Diameter Height | 26.00" 41.00" |

110 | 416 | Diameter Height | 30.00" 41.00" |

In this manner, what is the circumference of a 55 gallon drum?

Standard **55**-**gallon drums** have a radius of 11.25 inches on the inside, which means that the inner dimensions of these barrels measure 22.5 inches in **diameter**. The steel adds another half-inch, making the external measurement a full 23 inches.

Additionally, why is a drum 55 gallons? The container that we call the '**55 gallon drum**' was a specific design created in 1900 when transport of oil skyrocketed, and a suitable container was devised. This was the '**55 gallon drum**'.

Subsequently, one may also ask, what are the dimensions of a 55 gallon steel drum?

**55 Gallon Drum Dimensions** ⚊ Standard **55 gallon** (208 Liters) **steel drums** have inside **dimensions** of 22.5” (572 mm) diameter and 33.5” (851 mm) height. The outside **dimensions** are typically 23” (584 mm) diameter and 34.5” (876 mm) height.

What size thread is a 55 gallon drum?

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Additional Information.

Capacity | 55 gal. |
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Fittings | 2" NPT & 3/4" NPT |

Gasket | EPDM Rubber Gasket |

UN Rating Liquid | UN1A2/Y1.5/200 |