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APPENDIX H

STANDARD PETROLEUM CONTAINERS

Table H-1. Data on standard petroleum containers*

Container

Empty
Weight

Gasoline Auto-
motive Combat

Kerosene

Diesel fuel

Lubricating oil engine

Grease

Length

Width
or diameter

Height

Cubic feet (including planning factor)

Long ton

Measure-
ment ton

Number of full containers on a 2 truck

Drum, 55-gallon
16-gage2

70

411

443.0

457.0

479.0

--

--

23 7/16

35

12.0

5.93

3.33

14

Drum, 55-gallon 18-gage2

50

391

423.0

437.0

459.0

--

--

23 7/16

35

12.0

--

--

14

Can, 5-gallon, fuel

10.5

41

--

--

--

--

13 3/4

6 3/4

18 1/2

1.0

53.50

30.00

120

Drum, 5-gallon, cylindrical

11

--

45.2

46.2

49.2

66.00

--

11 1/2

13 9/16

1.0

40.70

40.00

101

Case, twenty-four 1-quart cans

7.5

--

--

--

59.6

--

16 3/8

12 3/16

11 5/8

1.5

37.30

20.00

90

Case, six 5-quart cans

8.43

--

--

--

75.7

--

22

14

10

1.9

29.10

20.00

65

Pail, 35-pound3

5.0

--

--

--

43.1

40.25

--

11 1/2

13 9/16

1.1

49.60

40.00

125

Drum, 120-pound

16

--

--

--

139.7

136.00

--

14 7/8

26 3/4

3.4

14.70

11.76

36

* See notes on following page.

NOTES:

  1. Data for 55-gallon drums and 5-gallon fuel cans are based on average weight of automotive combat gasoline; data on 35-pound pails and 120-pound drums are based on average weight of grease; data on all other containers are based on average weight of engine lubricating oil. (Continued)
  2. The standard 55-gallon drum (Military Specification PPP-D729E) has an authorized capacity of 54 gallons for products with flash point of less than 80 degrees Fahrenheit. For 55 gallons for products with flash point over 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The specification shows maximum capacity of 57.75 gallons. The drum is identified by the letter "O" embossed on the head of the drum.
  3. Data are based on the average empty weight of a Class 1 pail. The average empty weight of the Class 2 pail is 5.75 pounds



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