|Sanitary Can Dimensions|
Specific designations are used in the industry to denote can sizes and nominal can dimensions. The diameter of the can is shown first followed by the can height, for example; a #1 sanitary can is designated a a 211 x 400. The first digit of each number denotes the number of inches, while the next two digits indicate the fractional dimension in 1/16 increments. A 211 diameter can actually has a nominal measurement of 2-11/16 inches. The last three digits represent the can height, in this case 400 equals a can with a height of 4 inches with no 1/16's. In comparaison a can with nominal dimensions of 301 x 411 nominally mesures 3-1/16 dia. x 4-11/16 inches tall. All dimensions are given with both ends seamed on the body and are measured outside.
The following information is listed for ready reference. The can dimensions given are nominal and will vary slightly with every style and method of manufacture.
* Common sizes are shown. Calculate capacity using 1/16 inch dimension.