Ultra-Overpack Salvage Drums®

Versatile Ultra-OverPack Salvage Drums offer the highest UN and DOT certifications available

The Ultra-Overpack Salvage Drums are the highest performing overpack poly drums available. The polyethylene construction offers excellent chemical resistance and the “no-tools-required” closures make it ideal for spill response, clean up at contaminated sites, and the collection and transport of soiled sorbents.

95 and 65 Gallon Overpack Salvage Drums

  • Complies with UN Packaging Group 1 (X-Rating) and are certified for use as DOT Salvage Drums, 49 CFR 173.3 (c).
  • The highest performing poly overpack drum on the market!
  • Low-density polyethylene construction offers excellent chemical resistance, including acids, caustics, and corrosives.
  • Convenient, "no tools required" closures are perfect for clean-up and spill response activities.
  • Nestable design and low tare weight allow convenient storage and reduced transportation costs.

20 and 30 Gallon Overpack Salvage Drums

  • Complies with UN Packaging Group 1 (X-Rating) and are certified for use as DOT Salvage Drums, 49 CFR 173.3 (c).
  • The highest performing poly overpack salvage drum on the market!
  • Polypropylene construction offers excellent chemical resistance, including acids, caustics, and corrosives.
  • Convenient, "no tools required" closures are perfect for clean-up and spill response activities.
  • Nestable design and low tare weight allow convenient storage and reduced transportation costs.
  • Drums have built-in slots — Use with zip ties for added tamper resistance. 
  • Lid can be tightened using a broom or shovel handle through the built-in holes.  Additionally, a wooden beam (2x4) can be used with the built-in slots.
  • Molded-in foothold provides additional leverage point. 

 

Applications Include:

  • Overpacking of damaged or leaking packages
  • Collection and transport of soiled sorbents
  • Clean-up of contaminated sites
  • Emergency response and decontamination
  • Direct containment and transport of hazardous solids
  • Spill kits 
Warranty:
  • Protected by the industry’s strongest warranty - Five (5) years against any material or workmanship defects.  Learn more.

 

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Ultra-Overpack Drums Are Independently Certified For:

LAND United Nations (UN) Transport of Dangerous Goods
SEA International Maritime Organization (IMO); International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG) Annex I-Section 8
AIR International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO); Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, Part 7, Chapter 4
AIR International Air Transport Association (IATA); Dangerous Goods Regulations, Section 10.3

 

 

 

Ultra-Overpack Salvage Drums: Specifications

Part # Description Capacity gal. (L) Top Dia. in. (mm) Bottom Dia. in. (mm) Height in. (mm) Weight lbs. (kg) Where to Buy
0580 95-Gallon (For use with 55-gallon drums) 95 (360) Outside: 32¼ (820)
Inside: 32 (813)
Outside: 25½ (648)
Inside: 24½ (622)
Outside: 41¼ (1,049)
Inside: 38 (965)
48.0 (22.0)
0582 65-Gallon (For use with 30-gallon drums) 65 (247) Outside: 29 (737)
Inside: 22 3/4 (578)
Outside: 21 (533)
Inside: 20½ (521)
Outside: 36¼ (921)
Inside: 33 ¾ (857)
40.0 (18.0)
0585 30-Gallon (For use with 16-gallon drums) 30 (113.5) Outside: 22 7/8 (581)
Inside: 21 1/2 (546)
Outside: 18 (457)
Inside: 17½ (444)
Outside: 30 1/8 (765)
Inside: 28 (711)
15.0 (7.0)
0587 20-Gallon (For use with 5-gallon drums) 20 (76) Outside: 21¾ (552)
Inside: 21 1/2 (546)
Outside: 17¾ (451)
Inside: 17½ (444)
Outside: 19¼ (489)
Inside: 17¼ (438)
12.0 (5.5)

Ultra-Overpack Salvage Drums: UN Markings

Part # Description UN Marking
0580 95-Gallon 1H2/X345/S/**/USA/M5904
0582 65-Gallon 1H2/X228/S/**/USA/M5904
0585 30-Gallon 1H2/X100/S/**/USA/+AA8744
0587 20-Gallon 1H2/X66/S/**/USA/+AA8744

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Closure instructions:  95 G. Overpack Salvage Drum

Closure instructions:  65 G. Overpack Salvage Drum

Closure instructions:  20 & 30 G. Overpack Salvage Drum

Specifications:  95 G. Overpack Salvage Drum

Specifications:  65 G. Overpack Salvage Drum

Chemical Compatibility

How to Decipher UN Markings

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between an "overpack" and a "salvage drum"?
Put simply, overpacks are used to protect non-leaking packages and salvage drums are used with leaking or defective containers.

Salvage drums look almost identical to overpacks, but they are stronger and meet even more stringent performance requirements than overpacks. When containers are placed in salvage drums, they must be surrounded with absorbents that are capable of soaking up any leaks that could occur during shipment.

 

What's an overpack salvage drum?
Sometimes, a container is dual-rated as both an overpack and a salvage drum, and may be labeled as an "overpack salvage drum." When a container of this type is ready to be shipped, the inappropriate marking should be removed. For example, if it contains an intact container, the words “salvage drum” should be removed or indelibly covered. After that, the proper shipping name, orientation labels and the appropriate word – “overpack” or “salvage drum” – must be written or attached to the container.

 

 

What are the Ultra-Overpacks made of?
The Overpacks are made from low-density polyethylene.

 

 

What size Overpack should I use for a 55-gallon drum?
You would need a 95-gallon Ultra-Overpack Salvage Drum for a 55-gallon drum. The 65-gallon size is designed for use with 30-gallon drums.

 

 

What is the significance of the UN Marking?
The UN markings on Ultra-Overpack Salvage Drums can tell you things such as what type of hazmat can be shipped, the material the Overpack is made of and the year and country of manufacture. For more information click here.

 

 

What are the slots in the top of the lid for?
The slots in the Overpack lids are designed to be used with 2x4 wooden beams. By sliding the 2x4 into those slots, it is much easier to apply torque on the lids to ensure that they are tightened the required amount. Please note that the use of a 2x4 is NOT required and lids can be tightened by hand.

 

 

How many Ultra-Overpacks will fit in a 53-foot truck?

  • 95-Gallon Overpack Salvage Drum: 228 (floor loaded)
  • 65-Gallon Overpack Salvage Drum: 252 (floor loaded)
  • 30-Gallon Overpack Salvage Drum: 624 (24 per pallet)
  • 20-Gallon Overpack Salvage Drum: 1,040 (40 per pallet)