Can sizes are given in the nomenclature usually employed in the
industry, which avoids the confusion of conflicting local names
of cans. In this system, the cans are identified by a statement
of their dimensions (overall diameter and overall height). Each
dimension is expressed as a number of three digits. The first
digit gives the number of whole inches, while the next two digits
give the additional fraction of the dimensions expressed as sixteenths
of an inch. The first number given in the size of each can is
the diameter, and the second number is the height. For example,
a can designated as 303 x 406, is 33/16 inches in diameter and
46/16 inches in height, with in the manufacturing tolerances.
The dimensions are ''overall'', the diameter being measured to
the outside of the double seam., and the height including the
entire seam at each end of the can. The following table lists
the dimensions of common sizes used in industry and their approximate
metric equivalents. The metric equivalents were calculated on
the basis of 1 inch equals 25.40 millimeters.
Source:National Food Processors Association Bulletin
26L, 12th Ed. 1982
Dimensions
(inches)
Diameter x Height

Dimensions
(millimeters)
Diameter x Height

Dimensions
(inches)
Diameter x Height

Dimensions
(millimeters)
Diameter x Height

Full can of water
at 68 dF in OZ

202 x 204
202 x 214
211 x 109

54.0 x 57.2
54.0 x 73.0
68.3 x 39.7

307 x 113
307 x 200.25
307 x 306

87.3 x 46.0
87.3 x 51.2
87.3 x 85.7

14.7

211 x 212
211 x 304
211 x 400

68.3 x 69.9
68.3 x 82.6
68.3 x 101.6

307 x 400
307 x 409
307 x 510

87.3 x 101.6
87.3 x 115.9
87.3 x 142.9

17.8
20.6
25.8

300 x 109
300 x 400
300 x 407

76.2 x 39.7
76.2 x 101.6
76.2 x 112.7

307 x 512
401 x 411
404 x 307

87.3 x 146.1
103.2 x 119.1
108.0 x 87.3

25.8
29.8
26.79

301 x 10.6
301 x 408
303 x 406

77.8 x 34.9
77.8 x 114.3
81.0 x 111.1

404 x 700
603 x 405
603 x 408

108 .0 x 177.8
157.2 x 109.5
157.2 x 114.3

51.7
71.208
74.304

303 x 509

81.0 x 141.3

603 x 700
603 x 812

157.2 x 177.8
157.2 x 222

109.4
138.3

The most common sizes for FISH, MEAT, &
POULTRY
209.5 x
208 x 107 Al 2 piece can 
3.25
OZ inside coating  OSC 
EZO END 
211 x 108
steel 2 piece can 
3.25 OZ
inside coating  OSC 
EZO END
& PLAIN END 
301 x 106
steel 2 piece can 
4 OZ inside
coating  OSC 
EZO END
& PLAIN END 
301 x
408 
16g inside
coating  OSC 

307 x
110 steel 2 piece can 
6 OZ. inside
coating  OSC 
EZO END
& PLAIN END 
307 x
200 steel 2 piece can NESS 
8 OZ inside
coating  OSC 
EZO END
& PLAIN END 
401 x 201
steel 2 piece can 
14.2 OZ
inside coating  OSC 
PLAIN
END 
401 x 204.5
steel tin /coat 3 piece can 
16 OZ inside
coating  OSC 
PLAIN END 
All EZO ends special order
EZO ends require special can
seamer retooling. This is a special order inquire for specifics.
EZO ends require special retort
processing controls.
For home canners safety, EZO
ends are sold to licensed canners only or qualified accounts
with proper equipment.
Home can seamers require a special
machined turn table or base plate. This base plate must match
the bottom profile of the can being seamed so the can will close
properly.
When ordering tell us what product
is to be canned/ packaged so that we may recommend the best
lining to fit your needs. For more information on two piece
cans click here.
These are the special turntable
base plates required to seal two piece drawn cans to the manufacturer's
specifications. Embarcadero Home Cannery base plates are custom
machined to those specifications.