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# pipe contents weight

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The **Weight of a Pipe's Contents** calculator computes the weight or mass (M) of the contents of a section of a pipe based on the interior diameter (**d**) of* Section of Pipe * circular conduit or pipe, the length (

**l**) of the pipe and a (

**μD**)mean density of its contents.

**INSTRUCTIONS:** Choose units and enter the following:

- (
**d**) Inner diameter of the pipe. - (
**l**) Length of the pipe. - (
**μD**) Mean density of contents.Mean Density of Common Substances

- 1,000 kg/m
^{3}- Pure Water - 1,022 kg/m
^{3}- Sea water - 1,037 kg/m
^{3}- Milk - 860 kg/m
^{3}- Olive Oil - 885 kg/m
^{3}- Diesel Fuel - 870 - 920 kg/m
^{3}- Crude Oil - 890 kg/m
^{3}- Fuel Oil - 789 kg/m
^{3}- Ethanol - 737 kg/m
^{3}- Gasoline (petrol) - 1,442 kg/m
^{3}- Cement Slurry

- 1,000 kg/m

**Weight or Mass of the Contents of a Pipe (W):** The calculator returns the weight in pounds. However, this can be automatically converted to compatible units (e.g. kilograms) via the pull-down menu.

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#### The Math / Science

The equation for the volume of a pipe is:

- M =π⋅(d/2)
^{2}⋅l⋅mD

where:

**M**is the mass or weight of the contents of a pipe**d**is the inner diameter**l**is the length of pipe.**mD**is the mean density of the contents of the pipe.

For the mean density of other substances, you can use the mean density lookup function by CLICKING HERE. With other mean densities, the user can calculate the content weight of a pipe containing fluids such as diesel fuel, alcohol or sludge.

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