Expansion of Copper, Carbon and Stainless Steel Pipes

Thermal expansion of stainless steel and carbon steel pipes - and copper tubes

Linear temperature expansion brass and copper tubes, stainless steel pipes, carbon steel pipes, cast iron pipes and wrought iron pipes:

Temperature
(oF)
Linear Temperature Expansion (in/100 ft)
Brass and Copper TubesStainless Steel PipesCarbon Steel PipesCast Iron PipesWrought Iron Pipes
0 0 0 0 0 0
10 0.1 0.1 0.1    
20 0.2 0.2 0.2    
32 1) 0.4 0.4 0.2    
40 0.4 0.5 0.3    
50 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.4
60 0.7 0.7 0.5    
70 0.8 0.8 0.5    
80 0.9 0.9 0.6    
90 1.0 1.0 0.7    
100 1.1 1.1 0.8 0.7 0.8
120 1.4 1.4 0.9 0.9 1.0
140 1.6 1.6 1.1 1.1 1.2
160 1.8 1.8 1.2    
180 2.1 2.0 1.4 1.3 1.4
200 2.3 2.2 1.5 1.5 1.7
212 2) 2.4 2.4 1.6    
220 2.5 2.5 1.7 1.7 1.9
240 2.8 2.7 1.9    
260 3.0 2.9 2.0 1.9 2.1
280 3.2 3.2 2.2 2.2 2.4
300 3.5 3.4 2.4 2.4 2.6
320 3.7 3.6 2.5    
340 3.9 3.9 2.7 2.8 2.9
360 4.2 4.1 2.9    
380 4.4 4.4 3.1 3.2 3.5
400 4.9 4.6 3.2 3.3 3.6

1) Freezing point of water

2) Boiling point of water

  • T(oC) = 5/9[T(oF) - 32]
  • 1 ft (foot) = 0.3048 m
  • 1 in (inch) = 25.4 mm

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