UN Open Head Steel Drum - 205 Litre / 45 Gallon


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£110.52 £92.10
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Lead Time
1-3 working days
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Free UK Mainland Delivery
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Our standard UK Mainland delivery charges have been automatically added to your shopping basket. As our products are supplied from a number of different locations, delivery times can vary, please read the product descriptions for more details. If we are unable to deliver your order within the timeframe specified in the product description, we will contact you, as soon as possible to advise of a revised delivery date.

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Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isle Of Wight, Anglesey, Isles of Scilly, Western Isles, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland, Scottish Highlands and Offshore Islands and also areas north of the Glasgow/Edinburgh line including the following postcode areas:

AB, DD, DG, EH, FK, G, HS, IV, KA, KW, KY, ML, PA20-40, PA60-78, PH1-26, PH30-44, PH49-50, TD, ZE

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CR4 Mild Steel
1 Year
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  • Lasts 6 months longer minimum than its plain steel alternatives thanks to its protective lacquering 
  • Suitable for storing and transporting dangerous goods with certified UN approval
  • Safe for food use as well as Halal and Kosher – no animal products are used in manufacturing
  • Smooth surface allows them to be easily wiped clean externally if needed
  • Saves space thanks to its stackable design - stack up to three high when empty

Convenient, robust and cost-effective. Our 210 litre open head drums are excellent for storing and transporting a vast range of fluids and solids safely – from greases to acids and spirits to oils, they suit a wide range of applications. For more specific details in regard to suitable chemicals, please see our product downloads section below.

Not only can they store a broad range of products, but thanks to the lacquer applied to these drums, they also last much longer than plain steel alternatives. Most drums have a 1-3 month shelf life but our lacquered drums have 9-12 months shelf life (depending what environment the drums are stored in).

Our open head drums feature removable lids with locking rings, providing you with easy access to its contents. However, built into the lids are 2" and 3/4" outlets, which provide you with a choice of three emptying and filling options. Threaded bungs are supplied as standard to suit each outlet, which ensure no accidental leaks. Need a drum with a fixed lid instead? Our UN Tight Head Steel Drum is the perfect alternative.

These handy drums will make a great storage solution at any chemical plant, food production site, farm, or brewery. And are also referred to as "45 gallon drums" or 200, 205 or 216 litre drums.

Certified for the transport of dangerous goods, these drums comply to the below UN recommendations – making them a great option for transporting products and chemicals safely and correctly.

Packing Group I – 1A1/X1.2/250

Packing Group II – 1A1/Y1.9/250

Packing Group III – 1A1/Z2.8/250

Optional Pumps

Rotary Pump 0.3L/Revolution - Transfer and decant liquids from one drum to another without making a mess. This rotary oil barrel and drum pump can deliver approximately 0.3L per revolution, helping you to transfer liquids quickly and efficiently.

Electric Pump - Make short work of transferring hazardous and non hazardous liquids from a steel drum and other drums to another container, this oil barrel and drum electric pump can quickly dispense in bulk. The pump is supplied with a 2" BSP adapter which can be connected to the steel drum. Also supplied with a 230V mains adapter to plug in or 12V battery clips for when there is no access to a mains supply, allowing you to use it wherever.

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