Large & Intermediate Drums (above 70 litres) Large Tight Head Drums

Large Tight Head Drums

The tight head drum is a convenient container for transporting liquids.

We manufacture them to British Standards and meet the performance requirements of UN Groups I, II or III.

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

We also manufacture intermediate size tight head 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.

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Size (in metric)

DiameterHeight RangeCapacity Range
406mm406mm - 406mm50 - 95 litres
457mm457mm - 457mm72 - 145 litres
464mm475mm - 475mm75 - 148 litres
498mm475mm - 475mm86 - 173 litres
571mm813mm - 813mm180 - 225 litres


CR4 grade cold reduced mild steel in various thicknesses.


Electrically welded side seam, with ends double or triple seamed and solutioned. Pressed out rolling hoops in body (W section hoops available).

Head Fittings

51mm and 19mm BSP Closures

Body Fittings

51mm BSP closures


InteriorPlain, varnished or powder lacquered
ExteriorPainted and oven cured | Screen printed if required

Quality Assurance - Made in the UK

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