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
517mm 813mm - 940mm 180 - 225 litres


CR4 grade cold reduced mild steel in various thicknesses.


Electrically welded side seam, with ends double seamed and solutioned. Reduced ends for interstacking on 279.4mm and 355.6mm diameters.


51mm Screw Neck 19mm BSP
59mm Screw Neck 51mm BSP
78mm Screw Neck Flexspout


Strap handle on head or wire drop on body.


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

Small Drums (below 70 litres) - Tight Head Drums

These drums are for carrying liquids, they are manufactured to British Standards and many meet the requirements for UN Group I and II.

We offer a wide choice with eight different diameters and a range of capacities from 5 to 63 litres, there are also 6 different types of head fitting to choose from.

280mm (11”) and 356mm (14”) diameter drums can be also be made with reduced bottoms for interstacking.

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.

Copyright The Metal Drum Company 2013. Website by Glow Creative Marketing.