Pipes - Water Content

Estimate water content in pipes - volume and weight

Nominal Pipe Size
(in)
Water Content
VolumeWeight
(lb/ft)
Volume/Weight
(in3/ft)(gallons/ft)(liter/m, kg/m)
1/4 0.59 0.003 0.02 0.030
3/8 1.33 0.006 0.05 0.074
1/2 2.36 0.010 0.09 0.13
3/4 5.30 0.023 0.19 0.28
1 9.43 0.041 0.34 0.51
1 1/4 14.7 0.064 0.53 0.79
1 1/2 21.2 0.092 0.77 1.1
2 37.7 0.163 1.36 2.0
2 1/2 58.9 0.255 2.13 3.2
3 84.8 0.367 2.31 3.4
4 150.8 0.653 5.44 8.1
5 235.6 1.02 8.50 13
6 339.3 1.47 12.2 18
8 603.2 2-61 21.8 32
10 942.5 4.08 34.0 51
12 1357.2 5.88 49.0 73
15 2120.6 9.18 76.5 114

Example - Water Content in Pipe

The water volume in a 12 m long 2" pipe can be calculated as

(2.0 liter/m) (12 m)

= 24 liter

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