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Standard Size Steel Pipe Weights Calculator

 Engineering Metals and Materials | Strength of Materials
Standard Pipe Schedules ( Pipe Sizes ) Chart Data
Pressure Vessel Design & Engineering

This Calculator is for Standard (STD) Weight Steel Pipe and Empty or Full of Contents, with/without Insulation, and with/without Ice Buildup

Input Data:
Specific Gravity of Contents =
Insulation Thickness, t(insul) = in.
Insulation Density = pcf
Ice Thickness, t(ice) = in.
Results:
Inputs are colored Yellow
Combination Weights (plf)
Nominal
Properties for Standard weight (STD) pipe are generally taken where available from the AISC Manual of Steel Construction, 13th Edition (CD Database), and then otherwise from the ITT Grinnell Pipe Hanger and Engineering Manual.
Outside
Properties for Standard weight (STD) pipe are generally taken where available from the AISC Manual of Steel Construction, 13th Edition (CD Database), and then otherwise from the ITT Grinnell Pipe Hanger and Engineering Manual.
Inside
Properties for Standard weight (STD) pipe are generally taken where available from the AISC Manual of Steel Construction, 13th Edition (CD Database), and then otherwise from the ITT Grinnell Pipe Hanger and Engineering Manual.
Pipe
Insulation Ice Pipe + Pipe + Pipe + Pipe + Pipe + Pipe +
Pipe Diameter Diameter Weight Weight Weight Weight Contents Contents + Contents + Contents + Insulation Insulation +
Dia. (in.) (in.) (plf) (plf) (plf) (plf)
Insulation Insul. + Ice Ice
Ice
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:
Pipe Weight = (p*(OD2-ID2)/4)*(490/144)
(Note: standard (STD) steel pipe weights shown in table are taken from references below.)
Contents Weight = (SG*w(contents))*(p*ID2/4)/144 (Note: densitiy of water is assumed = 62.4 pcf.)
Insulation Weight = w(insul)*(t(insul)/12)*(p*(OD+t(insul))/12)
Ice Weight = w(ice)*(t(ice)/12)*(p*(OD+2*t(insul)+t(ice))/12) (Note: density of ice is assumed = 56.0 pcf.)
References: 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.)

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