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

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 lid fits onto a pressed body curl on the top rim and contains 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.

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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 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.


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.