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# pipe diameter and Schedule Vs weight

## pipe diameter and Schedule Vs weight

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How does the schedule and nominal pipe diameter relate to the weight of a pipe?

Given pipe diameter and schedule, what would be the weight per m, m2 or m3 for carbon steel pipes?

Is there a program or equation to solve this?

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### RE: pipe diameter and Schedule Vs weight

Crane technical paper 410 and LOTs of technical books will have tables of pipe size for different schedules tabulating the wall thickneses, ID, steel area, open area, weight per ft and likely a few more things I can't think off the top of my head.  This is a very common item included in most reference or text books.

### RE: pipe diameter and Schedule Vs weight

Trouvay & Cauvin (pipe manufactors) issue a "blue book" that i often refers to as the pipers bible. This has these data for pipes, fittings, flanges and much more. For ANSI B 36.100 and API pipe.

Best Regards

Morten

### RE: pipe diameter and Schedule Vs weight

For smooth wall, plain end pipe, here's what to do:

Rearrange the formula for calculating volume in bbls/ft or cubic meters/meter.  If you have the o.d. and weight per unit length you can determine the i.d.  Or, if you have the o.d & i.d. you can calculate the volume and multiply that by the weight/cu.ft. or cu.m depending on the system you are working in, to get the weight per unit length.
Example in English units

Steel weighs 2,747lbs/bbl

volume in bbls/ft = (o.d.squared-i.d. squared)/1029.4

unit wt in lbs/ft = 2.68(o.d. squared-i.d. squared)

You can use the same process for drill pipe.  Just figure the pipe body and connections separately.  Get the total weight of the joint and divide by the length for the correct weight per unit volume.

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