Designed for military use in the 1930s, the Jerrycan, jerrican or Jerry Can is one of the most popular containers for carrying liquid. The new HDPE ones on this page have been UN rated for transporting dangerous liquids, group 2 and 3.
The UN Jerrycans are available in 3 capacities. 6, 12.5 and 30 litres. Available in pallet quantities only.
- Stackable plastic jerrycans
- Extrusion blown high density polyethylene (HDPE)
- Squeezed carry handle
- Interlock between the upper and bottom parts
- Optimized for emptying
30 Litres UN Jerrycan
|Measurements in mm and KG and litres ||6 Litres||12.5 Litres||30 Litres|
|Brimful volume||6.7 litres||12.5 litres||34 litres|
|Neck opening||44 mm diameter||47 mm diameter|
|Maximum stacking height||4 layers||3 layers||2 layers|
|Maximum stacking weight||20 KG at 20 Deg.C||30 KG at 20 Deg.C||65 KG at 20 Deg.C|
12.5 Litres UN Jerrycan
Containers marked with UN certification are produced to the BAM dangerous goods rules. For the transport of dangerous goods in accordance with international transport regulations, ADR (by road), RID (by rail), IMDG (by sea) and IATA (by air).
The permissible period of use for jerrycans made of plastic according to ADR is usually 5 years from the date of production. However, depending on the material filled, a shorter period of use can be required. Jerrycans which show any signs of lower resistance should not be used again.
Storage of empty jerrycans
These jerrycans manufactured from polyethylene become brittle under UV radiation. It is recommended to protect them from exposure to sunlight as well as storage in a dry and clean place. Before filling the jerrycans make sure that they have reached room temperature as low temperature increases the chances of breakages. High temperatures reduce the jerrycan's stability.
The jerrycans embossed with the PE-HD 02 labels, according to DIN 6120 part 2 "Marking of packaging and packaging materials and their recycling" to ensure the correct recycling of the used jerrycans.