Size (in metric):

Diameter Height Range Capacity Range
203mm 140mm - 432mm 3 - 11 litres
229mm 152mm - 508mm 5-16 litres
254mm 178mm - 559mm 7 - 27 lites
280mm 178mm - 610mm 10 - 30 litres
286mm 178mm - 610mm 12 - 32 litres
305mm 229mm - 610mm 15 - 38 litres
305mm Taper 330mm - 457mm 20 - 28 litres
356mm 254mm - 711mm 20 - 63 litres
356mm Taper 356mm - 432mm 33 - 40 litres


CR4 grade cold reduced mild steel in various thicknesses.


Electrically welded side seam, with ends double seamed and solutioned.

Head Fittings / Appatures:

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


Wire drop or bale handle with grip.


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

Small Drums (below 70 litres) - Kegs

A keg is a small open top drum that is a suitable container for transporting powders, pastes and semi-solids such as dye stuffs.

We manufacture kegs with eight different diameters and a wide range of heights. These are all made to British Stands with most meeting the requirements for UN Group I or II for solids, whilst some of our 305mm (12”) and 356mm (14”) diameter kegs are certified for the packaging of UN Group II liquids.

The lids are completely removable and can be supplied with or without sealing washers. A variety of different closing rings can be used to secure the lids in place depending on which is the best fit for the customer and their processes.

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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