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"WEIGHTS" --- PIPE AND TANK WEIGHT CALCULATION PROGRAM

Program Description:
"WEIGHTS" is a spreadsheet program written in MS-Excel for the purpose of calculating the weights of pipes and
tanks or vessels. Specifically, the weight of pipes either empty or full of contents, with/without insulation, and
with/without ice buildup is determined. The volume and weight of tanks or vessels of various top/bottom or
end configuations is determined.
This program is a workbook consisting of seven (7) worksheets, described as follows:

Worksheet Name

Description

Doc
STD Pipe Wt's
XS Pipe Wt's
XXS Pipe Wt's
Pipe Rack Level Wt.
Vert. Tank Vol. & Wt.
Horiz. Tank Vol. & Wt.

This documentation sheet


Calculate weights of standard weight steel pipes
Calculate weights of extra-strong weight steel pipes
Calculate weights of double-extra strong weight steel pipes
Calculate total weight of steel pipes on a pipe rack level
Calculate volume and weight of a vertical cylindrical tank
Calculate volume and weight of a horizontal cylindrical tank

Program Assumptions and Limitations:


1. "STD Pipe Wt's" worksheet assumes use of standard weight (STD) steel pipe for diameters from 1/2" up
through 48".
2. "XS Pipe Wt's" worksheet assumes use of extra strong (XS) steel pipe for diameters from 1/2" up through 48".
3. "XXS Pipe Wt's" worksheet assumes use of double-extra strong (XXS) steel pipe for diameters from 1/2" up
through 12".
4. "Pipe Rack Level Wt." worksheet permits use of STD, XS, and XXS steel pipes.
5. References used for pipe OD and ID properties are as follows:
a. AISC Manual of Steel Construction, 13th Edition CD Database for STD pipes from 1/2" through 12" dia.
b. ITT Grinnell Pipe Hanger and Engineering Manual for STD pipes from 14" through 36" dia.
c. AISC Manual of Steel Construction, 13th Edition CD Database for XS pipes from 1/2" through 12" dia.
d. Crane Technical Paper No. 410, "Flow of Fluids through Valves, Fittings, and Pipe" (1991) for XS pipes
from 14" through 36" dia.
e. AISC Manual of Steel Construction, 13th Edition CD Database for XXS pipes from 2" through 8" dia.
f. Crane Technical Paper No. 410, "Flow of Fluids through Valves, Fittings, and Pipe" (1991) for XXS pipes
from 1/2" through 1-1/2" dia. and 10" through 12" dia.
g. Website www.allsteelpipe.com for STD and XXS pipes of 42" and 48" dia.
6. Worksheet for Vert. Tank Volume & Weight assumes vertical cylindrical tank, and permits use of various top
and bottom configuations. Tops may be either flat, spherical, or elliptical. Bottoms may be either flat,
elliptical, spherical, or conical.
7. Worksheet for Horiz. Tank Volume & Weight assumes vertical horizontal tank, and permits use of various end
configuations. Left and right ends may be either flat, elliptical, or spherical.
8. Worksheet for Vert. Tank Volume & Weight assumes wall thickness of center, cylindrical section is same as
for top and bottom. Where top and/or bottom thickness are not the same as center, cylindrical section, the
user may account for the difference by including an estimated correction weight (+/-) in the Misc. Weight input.
9. Worksheet for Horiz. Tank Volume & Weight assumes wall thickness of center, cylindrical section is same as
for both ends. Where end thicknesses are not the same as center, cylindrical section, the user may account
for the difference by including an estimated correction weight (+/-) in the Misc. Weight input.
10. This program contains several comment boxes which contain a wide variety of information including
explanations of input or output items, equations used, data tables, etc. (Note: presence of a comment box
is denoted by a red triangle in the upper right-hand corner of a cell. Merely move the mouse pointer to the

desired cell to view the contents of that particular "comment box".)

"WEIGHTS.xls" Program
Version 1.7

CALCULATION OF INDIVIDUAL PIPE WEIGHTS


For Standard (STD) Weight Steel Pipe
and Empty or Full of Contents, with/without Insulation, and with/without Ice Buildup
Job Name:
Job Number:

Subject:
Originator:

Checker:

t(insul)

Input Data:
Specific Gravity of Contents =
Insulation Thickness, t(insul) =
Insulation Density =
Ice Thickness, t(ice) =

1.00
2.00
9.00
1.00

O.D.

in.

t(ice)

in.

Results:

Pipe Nomenclature

Nominal
Pipe
Dia.
1/2
3/4
1
1-1/4
1-1/2
2
2-1/2
3
3-1/2
4
5
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
34
36
42
48
Formulas Used:

References:

I.D.

pcf

Outside
Diameter

Inside
Diameter

Pipe
Weight

Water
Weight

Insulation
Weight

Ice
Weight

(in.)

(in.)

(plf)

(plf)

(plf)

(plf)

0.840
1.050
1.315
1.660
1.900
2.375
2.875
3.500
4.000
4.500
5.563
6.625
8.625
10.750
12.750
14.000
16.000
18.000
20.000
22.000
24.000
26.000
28.000
30.000
32.000
34.000
36.000
42.000
48.000

0.622
0.824
1.049
1.380
1.610
2.067
2.469
3.068
3.548
4.026
5.047
6.065
7.981
10.000
12.000
13.250
15.250
17.250
19.250
21.250
23.250
25.250
27.250
29.250
31.250
33.250
35.250
41.250
47.250

0.85
1.13
1.68
2.27
2.72
3.66
5.80
7.58
9.12
10.80
14.60
19.00
28.60
40.50
49.60
54.60
62.60
70.60
78.60
87.00
94.60
102.60
110.60
118.70
126.70
134.70
142.70
166.70
190.70

0.13
0.23
0.37
0.65
0.88
1.45
2.07
3.20
4.28
5.52
8.67
12.52
21.68
34.03
49.01
59.75
79.15
101.27
126.12
153.68
183.97
216.99
252.72
291.18
332.36
376.27
422.89
579.11
759.83

1.12
1.20
1.30
1.44
1.53
1.72
1.91
2.16
2.36
2.55
2.97
3.39
4.17
5.01
5.79
6.28
7.07
7.85
8.64
9.42
10.21
11.00
11.78
12.57
13.35
14.14
14.92
17.28
19.63

7.13
7.39
7.72
8.14
8.43
9.01
9.62
10.38
11.00
11.61
12.91
14.20
16.65
19.24
21.69
23.21
25.66
28.10
30.54
32.99
35.43
37.87
40.32
42.76
45.20
47.65
50.09
57.42
64.75

Pipe Weight =
Contents Weight =
Insulation Weight =
Ice Weight =

(p*(OD^2-ID^2)/4)*(490/144)
(SG*w(contents))*(p*ID^2/4)/144
w(insul)*(t(insul)/12)*(p*(OD+t(insul))/12)
w(ice)*(t(ice)/12)*(p*(OD+2*t(insul)+t(ice))/12)

Pipe +
Contents
0.98
1.36
2.05
2.92
3.60
5.11
7.87
10.78
13.40
16.32
23.27
31.52
50.28
74.53
98.61
114.35
141.75
171.87
204.72
240.68
278.57
319.59
363.32
409.88
459.06
510.97
565.59
745.81
950.53

Combination Weights (plf)


Pipe +
Pipe +
Pipe +
Pipe +
Contents + Contents + Contents + Insulation
Insulation Insul. + Ice
Ice
2.10
9.23
8.12
1.97
2.56
9.95
8.75
2.33
3.36
11.07
9.77
2.98
4.36
12.49
11.05
3.71
5.13
13.56
12.03
4.25
6.83
15.84
14.12
5.38
9.79
19.41
17.50
7.71
12.94
23.33
21.17
9.74
15.76
26.76
24.40
11.48
18.87
30.48
27.92
13.35
26.24
39.14
36.17
17.57
34.91
49.11
45.72
22.39
54.45
71.10
66.92
32.77
79.54
98.78
93.78
45.51
104.40
126.09
120.29
55.39
120.63
143.85
137.56
60.88
148.82
174.48
167.41
69.67
179.73
207.83
199.97
78.45
213.36
243.90
235.26
87.24
250.11
283.10
273.67
96.42
288.78
324.21
314.00
104.81
330.58
368.46
357.46
113.60
375.10
415.42
403.64
122.38
422.45
465.21
452.64
131.27
472.41
517.62
504.27
140.05
525.10
572.75
558.61
148.84
580.52
630.61
615.68
157.62
763.09
820.51
803.23
183.98
970.16
1034.92
1015.28
210.33

Pipe +
Insulation +
Ice
9.10
9.72
10.70
11.84
12.68
14.39
17.34
20.12
22.47
24.96
30.48
36.59
49.42
64.75
77.08
84.10
95.32
106.55
117.78
129.41
140.24
151.47
162.70
174.03
185.26
196.48
207.71
241.40
275.09

(Note: standard (STD) steel pipe weights shown in table are taken from references below.)
(Note: densitiy of water is assumed = 62.4 pcf.)
(Note: density of ice is assumed = 56.0 pcf.)

1. AISC Manual of Steel Construction, 13th Edition CD Database (for pipes from 1/2" through 12" dia.)
2. ITT Grinnell Pipe Hanger and Engineering Manual (for pipes from 14" through 36" dia.)
3. Website www.allsteelpipe.com (for pipes 42" and 48" dia.)

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"WEIGHTS.xls" Program
Version 1.7

CALCULATION OF INDIVIDUAL PIPE WEIGHTS


For Extra Strong (XS) Weight Steel Pipe
and Empty or Full of Contents, with/without Insulation, and with/without Ice Buildup
Job Name:
Job Number:

Subject:
Originator:

Checker:

t(insul)

Input Data:
Specific Gravity of Contents =
Insulation Thickness, t(insul) =
Insulation Density =
Ice Thickness, t(ice) =

1.00
2.00
9.00
1.00

O.D.

in.

t(ice)

in.

Results:

Pipe Nomenclature

Nominal
Pipe
Dia.
1/2XS
3/4XS
1XS
1-1/4XS
1-1/2XS
2XS
2-1/2XS
3XS
3-1/2XS
4XS
5XS
6XS
8XS
10XS
12XS
14XS
16XS
18XS
20XS
22XS
24XS
26XS
28XS
30XS
32XS
34XS
36XS
42XS
48XS
Formulas Used:

References:

I.D.

pcf

Outside
Diameter

Inside
Diameter

Pipe
Weight

Water
Weight

Insulation
Weight

Ice
Weight

(in.)

(in.)

(plf)

(plf)

(plf)

(plf)

0.840
1.050
1.315
1.660
1.900
2.375
2.875
3.500
4.000
4.500
5.563
6.625
8.625
10.750
12.750
14.000
16.000
18.000
20.000
22.000
24.000
26.000
28.000
30.000
32.000
34.000
36.000
42.000
48.000

0.546
0.742
0.957
1.278
1.500
1.939
2.323
2.900
3.364
3.826
4.813
5.761
7.625
9.750
11.750
13.000
15.000
17.000
19.000
21.000
23.000
25.000
27.000
29.000
31.000
33.000
35.000
41.000
47.000

1.09
1.48
2.17
3.00
3.63
5.03
7.67
10.30
12.50
15.00
20.80
28.60
43.40
54.80
65.50
72.09
82.77
93.45
104.13
114.81
125.49
136.17
146.85
157.53
168.21
178.89
189.57
221.60
253.60

0.10
0.19
0.31
0.56
0.77
1.28
1.84
2.86
3.85
4.98
7.88
11.30
19.79
32.35
46.99
57.52
76.58
98.36
122.86
150.09
180.04
212.71
248.11
286.23
327.07
370.63
416.92
572.11
751.81

1.12
1.20
1.30
1.44
1.53
1.72
1.91
2.16
2.36
2.55
2.97
3.39
4.17
5.01
5.79
6.28
7.07
7.85
8.64
9.42
10.21
11.00
11.78
12.57
13.35
14.14
14.92
17.28
19.63

7.13
7.39
7.72
8.14
8.43
9.01
9.62
10.38
11.00
11.61
12.91
14.20
16.65
19.24
21.69
23.21
25.66
28.10
30.54
32.99
35.43
37.87
40.32
42.76
45.20
47.65
50.09
57.42
64.75

Pipe Weight =
Contents Weight =
Insulation Weight =
Ice Weight =

(p*(OD^2-ID^2)/4)*(490/144)
(SG*w(contents))*(p*ID^2/4)/144
w(insul)*(t(insul)/12)*(p*(OD+t(insul))/12)
w(ice)*(t(ice)/12)*(p*(OD+2*t(insul)+t(ice))/12)

Pipe +
Contents
1.19
1.67
2.48
3.56
4.40
6.31
9.51
13.16
16.35
19.98
28.68
39.90
63.19
87.15
112.49
129.61
159.35
191.81
226.99
264.90
305.53
348.88
394.96
443.76
495.28
549.52
606.49
793.71
1005.41

Combination Weights (plf)


Pipe +
Pipe +
Pipe +
Pipe +
Contents + Contents + Contents + Insulation
Insulation Insul. + Ice
Ice
2.31
9.44
8.33
2.21
2.87
10.26
9.06
2.68
3.78
11.50
10.20
3.47
4.99
13.13
11.69
4.44
5.93
14.36
12.83
5.16
8.03
17.04
15.32
6.75
11.42
21.04
19.13
9.58
15.32
25.71
23.55
12.46
18.71
29.70
27.35
14.86
22.53
34.14
31.59
17.55
31.65
44.56
41.59
23.77
43.28
57.49
54.10
31.99
67.36
84.01
79.83
47.57
92.16
111.40
106.40
59.81
118.28
139.97
134.17
71.29
135.89
159.10
152.82
78.37
166.41
192.07
185.00
89.84
199.66
227.76
219.91
101.30
235.63
266.18
257.54
112.77
274.32
307.31
297.89
124.23
315.74
351.17
340.96
135.70
359.88
397.75
386.76
147.17
406.74
447.06
435.27
158.63
456.32
499.08
486.52
170.10
508.63
553.83
540.48
181.56
563.66
611.30
597.17
193.03
621.41
671.50
656.58
204.49
810.99
868.41
851.13
238.88
1025.04
1089.80
1070.16
273.23

Pipe +
Insulation +
Ice
9.34
10.07
11.19
12.57
13.59
15.76
19.21
22.84
25.85
29.16
36.68
46.19
64.22
79.05
92.98
101.59
115.49
129.40
143.31
157.22
171.13
185.04
198.95
212.86
226.77
240.67
254.58
296.30
337.99

(Note: x-strong steel pipe weights shown in table are taken from references below.)
(Note: densitiy of water is assumed = 62.4 pcf.)
(Note: density of ice is assumed = 56.0 pcf.)

1. AISC Manual of Steel Construction, 13th Edition CD Database (for pipes from 1/2" through 12" dia.)
2. Crane Technical Paper No. 410, "Flow of Fluids through Valves, Fittings, and Pipe" (1991) (for pipes from 14" through 36" dia.)
3. Website www.allsteelpipe.com (for pipes 42" and 48" dia.)

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"WEIGHTS.xls" Program
Version 1.7

CALCULATION OF INDIVIDUAL PIPE WEIGHTS


For Double-Extra Strong (XXS) Weight Steel Pipe
and Empty or Full of Contents, with/without Insulation, and with/without Ice Buildup
Job Name:
Job Number:

Subject:
Originator:

Checker:
t(insul)

Input Data:
Specific Gravity of Contents =
Insulation Thickness, t(insul) =
Insulation Density =
Ice Thickness, t(ice) =

1.00
2.00
9.00
1.00

O.D.

in.

t(ice)

in.

Results:

Pipe Nomenclature

Nominal
Pipe
Dia.
1/2XXS
3/4XXS
1XXS
1-1/4XXS
1-1/2XXS
2XXS
2-1/2XXS
3XXS
4XXS
5XXS
6XXS
8XXS
10XXS
12XXS

Formulas Used:

References:

I.D.

pcf

Outside
Diameter

Inside
Diameter

Pipe
Weight

Water
Weight

Insulation
Weight

Ice
Weight

(in.)

(in.)

(plf)

(plf)

(plf)

(plf)

0.840
1.050
1.315
1.660
1.900
2.375
2.875
3.500
4.500
5.563
6.625
8.625
10.750
12.750

0.252
0.434
0.599
0.896
1.100
1.503
1.771
2.300
3.152
4.063
4.897
6.875
8.750
10.750

1.71
2.44
3.66
5.21
6.41
9.04
13.70
18.60
27.60
38.60
53.20
72.50
104.13
125.49

0.02
0.06
0.12
0.27
0.41
0.77
1.07
1.80
3.38
5.62
8.16
16.09
26.06
39.33

1.12
1.20
1.30
1.44
1.53
1.72
1.91
2.16
2.55
2.97
3.39
4.17
5.01
5.79

7.13
7.39
7.72
8.14
8.43
9.01
9.62
10.38
11.61
12.91
14.20
16.65
19.24
21.69

Pipe Weight =
Contents Weight =
Insulation Weight =
Ice Weight =

(p*(OD^2-ID^2)/4)*(490/144)
(SG*w(contents))*(p*ID^2/4)/144
w(insul)*(t(insul)/12)*(p*(OD+t(insul))/12)
w(ice)*(t(ice)/12)*(p*(OD+2*t(insul)+t(ice))/12)

Pipe +
Contents
1.73
2.50
3.78
5.48
6.82
9.81
14.77
20.40
30.98
44.22
61.36
88.59
130.19
164.82

Combination Weights (plf)


Pipe +
Pipe +
Pipe +
Pipe +
Contents + Contents + Contents + Insulation
Insulation Insul. + Ice
Ice
2.85
9.98
8.87
2.83
3.70
11.09
9.90
3.64
5.08
12.80
11.50
4.96
6.92
15.06
13.62
6.65
8.35
16.78
15.25
7.94
11.53
20.54
18.82
10.76
16.68
26.30
24.39
15.61
22.56
32.94
30.79
20.76
33.53
45.14
42.59
30.15
47.19
60.09
57.12
41.57
64.75
78.95
75.56
56.59
92.76
109.40
105.23
76.67
135.19
154.44
149.43
109.14
170.61
192.30
186.51
131.28

Pipe +
Insulation +
Ice
9.96
11.03
12.68
14.78
16.37
19.77
25.24
31.14
41.76
54.48
70.79
93.32
128.38
152.97

(Note: xx-strong steel pipe weights shown in table are taken from references below.)
(Note: densitiy of water is assumed = 62.4 pcf.)
(Note: density of ice is assumed = 56.0 pcf.)

1. AISC Manual of Steel Construction, 13th Edition CD Database (for pipes from 2" through 8" dia.)
2. Crane Technical Paper No. 410, "Flow of Fluids through Valves, Fittings, and Pipe" (1991) (for pipes from 1/2" through 1-1/2" dia. and 10" through 12" dia.)

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"WEIGHTS.xls" Program
Version 1.7

CALCULATION OF PIPE RACK WEIGHT PER LEVEL


For Pipe Rack Using Standard (STD), Extra Strong (XS), and Double-Extra Strong (XXS) Steel Pipe
as Empty or Full of Contents, with/without Insulation, and with/without Ice Buildup
Job Name:
Job Number:

Subject:
Originator:

Checker:

t(insul)

O.D.

t(ice)

I.D.

Pipe Nomenclature

Input and Calculation Table:


Nominal
Pipe
Dia.
2
2
3
3
4
4
6
6XS
6XXS

No. of
Contents
Duplicated Specific
Pipes (Np)
Gravity
4
0.00
4
1.05
2
1.00
2
1.05
3
1.05
3
1.05
1
0.00
1
0.00
1
0.00

Pipe Rack Width =

15.000

Formulas Used (per pipe):


Pipe Weight =
Contents Weight =
Insulation Weight =
Ice Weight =

Insulation
Type
Used

Insulation
Thickness
(in.)

(in.)

Calcium Silicate

2.00
2.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
0.00
0.00
0.00

0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00

Foamglass
None
Fiberglass
None
Polyurethane
None
None
None

ft.

Ice
Thickness

Each Pipe
Pipe +
Contents +
Insul. + Ice
6.04
6.89
10.78
13.92
16.58
17.66
18.97
28.60
53.20

Total Weight for Pipe Rack Level =


Total Uniform Distributed Piping Load =

Total Wt./ft.
(Pipe +
Contents +
Insul. + Ice)*Np
24.14
27.58
21.57
27.84
49.75
52.99
18.97
28.60
53.20

304.64 plf
20.31 psf

(p*(OD^2-ID^2)/4)*(490/144)
(SG*w(contents))*(p*ID^2/4)/144
w(insul)*(t(insul)/12)*(p*(OD+t(insul))/12)
w(ice)*(t(ice)/12)*(p*(OD+2*t(insul)+t(ice))/12)

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"WEIGHTS.xls" Program
Version 1.7

CALCULATION OF VERTICAL TANK VOLUME AND WEIGHT


For Cylindrical Thin-Walled Tank with either Flat, Spherical, or Elliptical Top
and either Flat, Spherical, Elliptical, or Conical Bottom
Job Name:
Subject:
Job Number:
Originator:
Checker:

Input Data:

O.D.

Tank Diameter, I.D. =


Tank Wall Thk., t =
Top Configuration =
Top Height, ht =
Cylinder Height, hc =
Bottom Configuration =
Bottom Height, hb =
Outlet Diameter, do =
Shell Density, ws =
Contents Density, wc =
Insulation Density, wi =
Insulation Thk., ti =
Misc. Weight, W m =

7.8431
0.3110
Elliptical
1.2500
10.0000
Conical
5.3333
1.3333
490.00
62.43
12.00
2.000
1000.00

ft.

htc

in.
ft.
ft.

ft.
ft.

I.D.

hc

pcf
pcf
pcf
in.

hb

lbs.

do

Vertical Tank Nomenclature


(assumed full of contents)
Results:
Outside Dimensions:
Outside Dia., O.D. =
Total Height, H =

7.8949
16.5833

ft.
ft.

OD=ID+2*t/12
H = ht+hc+hb

Surface Area:
A(top) =
A(cylinder) =
A(bottom) =
A(total) =

58.36
248.03
90.77
397.15

ft.^2

Empty Weight:
We(top) =
We(cylinder) =
We(bottom) =
Wm =
We(total) =

857.8
3645.8
1334.2
1000.0
6837.8

lbs.

ft.^2
ft.^2
ft.^2

lbs.
lbs.
lbs.
lbs.

A(top) = (pi*(2*(OD/2)^2+ht^2/e*LN((1+e)/(1-e))))/2
A(cylinder) = pi*OD*hc
A(bottom) = pi/4*(OD+do)*SQRT(4*hb^2+(OD-do)^2)
A(total) = A(top)+A(cylinder)+A(bottom)
where: e = SQRT((OD/2)^2-h^2)/(OD/2), and h =ht or hb

We(top) = A(top)*((t/12)*ws+wi*ti/12)
We(cylinder) = A(cylinder)*((t/12)*ws+wi*ti/12)
We(bottom) = A(bottom)*((t/12)*ws+wi*ti/12)
Wm = Misc. Wt. given as input
We(total) = We(top)+We(cylinder)+We(bottom)+Wm

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Volume:
V(top) =
V(cylinder) =
V(bottom) =
V(total) =
=

39.43
483.13
102.47
625.03
4675.54

ft.^3

Full Contents Weight:


Wc(top) =
Wc(cylinder) =
Wc(bottom) =
Wc(total) =

2461.4
30161.9
6397.3
39020.6

lbs.

Weight of Tank + Full Contents:


Wt(total) = 45858.4

ft.^3
ft.^3
ft.^3
gal.

V(top) = (4/3*pi*(ID/2)^2*(ht-t/12))/2
V(cylinder) = pi*ID^2/4*hc
V(bottom) = pi*(hb-t/12)/12*(ID^2+ID*do+do^2)
V(total) = V(top)+V(cylinder)+V(bottom)
V(total) = (V(top)+V(cylinder)+V(bottom))*7.4805

lbs.

Wc(top) = V(top)*(t/12)*wc
Wc(cylinder) = V(cylinder)*wc
Wc(bottom) = V(bottom)*wc
Wc(total) = Wc(top)+Wc(cylinder)+Wc(bottom)

lbs.

Wt(total) = We(total)+Wc(total)

lbs.
lbs.

Comments:

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"WEIGHTS.xls" Program
Version 1.7

CALCULATION OF HORIZONTAL TANK VOLUME AND WEIGHT


For Cylindrical Thin-Walled Tank with either Flat, Elliptical, or Spherical Ends
Job Name:
Job Number:

Subject:
Originator:

Checker:

Input Data:
Tank Diameter, I.D. = 8.6250
Tank Wall Thk., t =
0.3750
Left End Configuration = Spherical
Left End Length, Ll = 2.3333
Cylinder Length, Lc = 7.6667
Rt. End Configuration = Spherical
Right End Length, Lr = 2.3333
Shell Density, ws = 490.00
Contents Density, wc =
62.43
Insulation Density, wi =
12.00
Insulation Thk., ti =
2.000
Misc. Weight, W m = 1000.00

ft.

Ll

in.

Lr

Lc

ft.
ft.
ft.

O.D.

I.D.

pcf
pcf

pcf
in.

Horizontal Tank Nomenclature


(assumed full of contents)

lbs.

Results:
Outside Dimensions:
Outside Dia., O.D. =
Total Length, L =

8.6875
12.3333

Surface Area:
A(left end) =
A(cylinder) =
A(right end) =
A(total) =

76.38
209.24
76.38
362.00

ft.^2

Empty Weight:
We(left end) =
We(cylinder) =
We(right end) =
Wm =
We(total) =

1322.3
3622.5
1322.3
1000.0
7267.2

lbs.

73.64
447.94
73.64
595.21
4452.48

ft.^3

ft.
ft.

ft.^2
ft.^2
ft.^2

lbs.
lbs.
lbs.
lbs.

OD=ID+2*t/12
L = Ll+Lc+Lr

A(left end) = pi*(OD^2+4*Ll^2)/4


A(cylinder) = pi*OD*Lc
A(right end) = pi*(OD^2+4*Lr^2)/4
A(total) = A(left end)+A(cylinder)+A(right end)

We(left end) = A(left end)*((t/12)*ws+wi*ti/12)


We(cylinder) = A(cylinder)*((t/12)*ws+wi*ti/12)
We(right end) = A(right end)*((t/12)*ws+wi*ti/12)
Wm = Misc. Wt. given as input
We(total) = We(left end)+We(cylinder)+We(right end)+Wm

Volume:
V(left end) =
V(cylinder) =
V(right end) =
V(total) =
=

ft.^3
ft.^3
ft.^3
gal.

V(left end) = pi*(Ll-t/12)*(3*OD^2+4*(Ll-t/12)^2)/24


V(cylinder) = pi*ID^2/4*Lc
V(right end) = pi*(Lr-t/12)*(3*ID^2+4*(Lr-t/12)^2)/24
V(total) = V(left end)+V(cylinder)+V(right end)
V(total) = (V(left end)+V(cylinder)+V(right end))*7.4805

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Full Contents Weight:


Wc(left end) =
Wc(cylinder) =
Wc(right end) =
Wc(total) =

4597.2
27964.7
4597.2
37159.1

Weight of Tank + Full Contents:


Wt(total) = 44426.3

lbs.

Wc(left end) = V(left end)*(t/12)*wc


Wc(cylinder) = V(cylinder)*wc
Wc(right end) = V(right end)*wc
Wc(total) = Wc(left end)+Wc(cylinder)+Wc(right end)

lbs.

Wt(total) = We(total)+Wc(total)

lbs.
lbs.
lbs.

Comments:

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