To determine the tank's weight, multiply the surface area by the thickness of the walls in millimeters, then multiply again by the weight of the glass per millimeter. For each millimeter of thickness, glass weighs around 0.5165 pounds per square foot. So if your tank is 100 centimeters long by **50 centimeters** wide by 50 centimeters high, its weight would be: 100 * 0.5165 = 52.15 pounds.

The volume of a cylinder is calculated by multiplying the length of the tube times the diameter of the tube. But since tanks are usually not exact cylinders, you should use the formula for an ellipse instead. The major axis of the ellipse is the same as that of the tank, and the minor axis can be found by subtracting the height of the tank from **its diameter**: h - diameter = minor axis; then the equation for the volume of an ellipse is V = πr^2h where r is the radius of the ellipse. Using **our example**, the volume of the tank is: V = 52.15 * (50-10-10) * pi = 62.295 feet 3 inches or 1.947 meters cubed.

The mass of the tank is simply the volume times the density of glass or ceramic, which is typically around 1000 kg/m3. So the weight of the tank is 62.295 ft3 or 20.104 m3.

D = 5 meters is the internal diameter of the tank. This tank diameter is shown without **the two wall thicknesses**. Volume = p D2-D12/4 x 3, where D is the tank's exterior diameter. Steel weight = 7850 x 0.32 = 2512 kg is required for the above-ground water tank. The cost per ton = $2510.00.

The above calculations assume that the tank is made of steel. A concrete tank would be heavier and more expensive to transport. The volume of a concrete tank would be about one-third less than that of a steel tank of **the same size**.

A fiberglass tank would also be cheaper than a steel or concrete tank. The weight of a fiberglass tank is about one-seventh that of a steel tank of the same size. The volume of a fiberglass tank is about one-twelfth that of a steel tank of the same size.

A plastic tank is even lighter than a fiberglass tank and does not need to be reinforced with wire mesh. The weight of **a plastic tank** is about one-tenth that of a steel tank of the same size. The volume of a plastic tank is about one-fifth that of a steel tank of the same size.

An aluminum tank is the lightest type of tank available. It is about one-thirtieth the weight of a steel tank of the same size.

263.4 total tank volume, 263.4 total tank weight, PP 103.8 total tank weight, SS 884.4 liquid weight, 976.0 total tank weight

When **the tare weight** is deducted from **the gross weight**, the net weight of the refrigerant is obtained. How does one calculate the tare weight of a refrigerated tank? We have computed how much these tanks weigh when empty after years of experience and hundreds of tanks handled.

The tare weights for these containers are frequently carved onto the tank itself. Here are some instances of where you may locate these engraved tare weights. It should be noted that this varies from tank to tank. TW for a 30lb recovery cylinder is 17.8lbs.

Divide the tank's mass by the formula surface area x density. Because the mass of the tank equals the density of material x the volume of material, and the volume of material = thickness x surface area, this produces the thickness. For example, if the mass is 50 pounds and the surface area is 260 square inches, then the density needs to be calculated to divide 50 by 260. The density of stainless steel is 7850 pounds per cubic foot.

Stainless steel has a density of **about 8500 pounds** per cubic foot. Since volume is mass x density, you can say that the volume of the tank equals 50 divided by 0.085, which equals **60 gallons**.

The thickness of your tank should be a little more than half its height. If it's not, then the tank will not have enough depth for good insulation performance. Thickness is also important because some materials are only effective if they're at least 1/4 inch thick. For example, fiberglass works best when it's at least 3/8 inch thick, but it can be thinner if it's made into sheets first. Thin plastic tanks tend to melt if exposed to heat radiated from an oven cavity.

The best way to check thickness is with **a measuring tape**. You want to make sure that it's at least 1/4 inch thick all the way around.

Aquarium (5 feet x 2 ft x 2 ft) 500 litres **10mm glass**, 60" x 24" x 24"

One fifth of a million? It's actually 0.5 m 3. If you filled this container with water and counted all the drops from edge to edge to get the volume, it would be quite a lot of water: about 50 cubic meters.

The human body contains approximately 70 liters of blood. That's not much compared with some other animals - the blue whale has **up to 18 million liters** of blood in its body. But it does make us more sensitive to changes in blood volume. For example, if you removed all the blood from **our bodies**, we would die within minutes because there wouldn't be enough oxygen in **our muscles** to function properly. The same thing would happen to any other animal whose volume of blood was similar to ours - say, a mouse or a rat.

When you look at an image of a fish in a bowl in a pet store, you are looking at someone's misunderstanding of how fish behave in the wild. Fish don't live in isolation, separated only by thin glass walls. They live in schools where they communicate with each other using sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch.

To determine the weight of the water in the pipe, multiply the density of water in the relevant units by the weight of the water. The density you want is calculated by dividing the units of weight by the units of volume you used above. Google will assist you with this. There are many sites that will give you the answer for any substance that has its own specific weight.

For example, if you use quarts and gallons as your measure, then the density of water is 997.7 pounds per **cubic foot**. If you divide 997.7 by 3 (for **the appropriate unit**), you get 333.9 which is very close to the actual weight of **32 ounces** or 854 grams.

This means that if you have a pipe that is 2 inches in diameter, and it's 10 feet long, then the weight of the water in the pipe is 0.3335 kg or 0.77 lb.

This may not seem like much, but it's enough to lift some heavy objects such as furniture or cars. And since water is always trying to find **its way** down hill, this means that the water wants to escape from the pipe rather than enter it. So you should either install a valve to shut off the flow of water into the pipe or reinforce the pipe where it enters your property.