Engineering ToolBox - Resources, Tools and Basic Information for Engineering and Design of Technical Applications! Temperature expansion coefficients for materials used in pipes and tubes like aluminum, carbon steel, cast iron, PVC, HDPE and more.
Expansion coefficients that can be used to
calculate temperature expansion of pipes and tubes - are indicated in the table below: in/in oF = 1200 in/100ft oF = 1.8 m/m oC
Note! The higher expansion coefficients for plastic materials makes plastic pipes and tubes extremely sensitive to temperature changes. Always pay attention to plastic pipes and tubes when temperature varies.
Example - Thermal Expansion of a PVC Pipe
A PVC pipe with length
6 m is heated from 0 to oC 60. oC
Expansion of the pipe can be calculated as
dl = (50.4 10 -6 m/m oC) (6 m) ((60 oC) - (0 oC))
= 0.018 m
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