Size (in metric):

Diameter Height Range       Capacity Range
406mm 406mm - 762mm 50 - 95 litres
457mm 457mm - 914mm 72 - 145 litres
464mm 475mm - 914mm 75 - 148 litres
498mm 475mm - 914mm 86 - 173 litres
571mm 813mm - 940mm 180 - 225 litres


CR4 grade cold reduced mild steel in various thicknesses.


Electrically welded side seam, with bottom double or triple seamed and solutioned.  


Galvanised ring with either internal or external quick release lever, two prong latch fastener or screw closure with nut and bolt.


Interior Plain, varnished or powder lacquered
Exterior Painted and oven cured
Screen printed if required

Large & Intermediate Drums (above 70 litres) - Open Top Drums

Our open top drums are manufactured to British Standards and some of these meet the requirements of UN Group 1 Solids or UN Group II Liquids.

The lids fit onto a pressed body curl on the top rim and contain a gasket for sealing.  A variety of different closing rings are available depending on the best fit for the customer and their processes.

The standard size is 210 litres (often referred to as barrels), but we can supply large open top drums of different capacities ranging from 180 to 225 litres.

We also manufacture intermediate size open top drums in a range of diameters and heights that provide a capacity of 50 to 173 litres.  These are also available with reduced bottoms that make interstacking possible.

Contact Metal Drum

If you have any questions or require further information about any of our products please Contact us.


We operate exacting and thorough quality systems at both our sites and these are approved in accordance with standard BS EN ISO 9001.

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