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Temperature Expansion of Pipes (in/100 ft)
Saturated Steam Pressure1)
(psi)

Temperature
(oF)
Cast Iron Carbon and carbon Molybdenum Wrought Iron 4-6% Cr. Alloy Steel 12% Cr. Stainless Steel 18 Cr. -8Ni Stainless Steel Copper Brass Aluminum 2-S
-200 -1.058 -1.282 -1.289 -1.250 -1.170 -2.030 -1.955 -2.065 -2.69
-180 -0.982 -1.176 -1.183 -1.150 -1.070 -1.850 -1.782 -1.890 -2.44
-160 -0.891 -1.066 -1.073 -1.030 -0.970 -1.670 -1.612 -1.705 -2.18
-140 -0.797 -0.948 -0.955 -0.970 -0.870 -1.480 -1.428 -1.508 -1.93
-120 -0.697 -0.826 -0.833 -0.800 -0.750 -1.300 -1.235 -1.308 -1.67
-100 -0.593 -0.698 -0.705 -0.700 -0.630 -0.090 -1.040 -1.098 -1.40
-80 -0.481 -0.563 -0.570 -0.550 -0.520 -0.880 -0.835 -0.888 -1.12
-60 -0.368 -0.428 -0.435 -0.430 -0.400 -0.670 -0.630 -0.673 -0.85
-40 -0.248 -0.288 -0.295 -0.290 -0.270 -0.450 -0.421 -0.452 -0.58
-20 -0.127 -0.145 -0.152 -0.145 -0.130 -0.225 -0.210 -0.227 -0.28
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 0.128 0.148 0.180 0.140 0.140 0.223 0.238 0.233 0.32
32 0.209 0.230 0.280 0.234 0.234 0.356 0.366 0.373 0.50
29.39 40 0.270 0.300 0.350 0.280 0.280 0.446 0.451 0.466 0.63
60 0.410 0.448 0.540 0.430 0.430 0.669 0.684 0.690 0.93
28.89 80 0.550 0.580 0.710 0.500 0.550 0.892 0.896 0.920 1.24
27.99 100 0.680 0.753 0.887 0.650 0.690 1.115 1.134 1.150 1.53
26.48 120 0.830 0.910 1.058 0.800 0.820 1.338 1.366 1.390 1.84
24.04 140 0.970 1.064 1.240 0.950 0.960 1.545 1.590 1.625 2.15
20.27 160 1.110 1.200 1.420 1.100 1.090 1.784 1.804 1.865 2.46
14.63 180 1.240 1.360 1.580 1.250 1.230 2.000 2.051 2.100 2.77
6.45 200 1.390 1.520 1.750 1.400 1.380 2.230 2.296 2.340 3.08
0 212 1.480 1.610 1.870 1.500 1.460 2.361 2.428 2.467 3.28
2.5 220 1.530 1.680 1.940 1.550 1.510 2.460 2.516 2.580 3.41
10.3 240 1.670 1.840 2.120 1.720 1.650 2.680 2.756 2.830 3.73
20.7 260 1.820 2.020 2.300 1.880 1.790 2.920 2.985 3.070 4.07
34.5 280 1.970 2.180 2.470 2.050 1.930 3.150 3.218 3.315 4.40
52.3 300 2.130 2.350 2.670 2.200 2.080 3.390 3.461 3.565 4.74
74.9 320 2.268 2530 2.850 2.370 2.220 3.615 3.696 3.820 5.10
103.3 340 2.430 2.700 3.040 2.530 2.360 3.840 3.941 4.065 5.43
138.3 360 2.590 2.880 3.230 2.700 2.510 4.100 4.176 4.350 5.78
180.9 380 2.750 3.060 3.425 2.860 2.670 4.346 4.424 4.610 6.13
232.4 400 2.910 3.230 3.620 3.010 2.820 4.580 4.666 4.870 6.47
293.7 420 3.090 3.421 3.820 3.180 2.980 4.800 4.914 5.150 6.84
366.1 440 3.250 3.595 4.020 3.350 3.130 5.050 5.154 5.400 7.19
451.3 460 3.410 3.784 4.200 3.530 3.290 5.300 5.408 5.680 7.55
550.3 480 3.570 3.955 4.400 3.700 3.450 5.540 5.651 5.950 7.90
664.3 500 3.730 4.151 4.600 3.860 3.600 5.800 5.906 6.220 8.25
795.3 520 3.900 4.342 4.810 4.040 3.760 6.050 6.148 6.500 8.61
945.3 540 4.080 4.525 5.020 4.200 3.930 6.280 6.410 6.780 8.98

1) Vacuum in degree below 212oF, psi gauge above 212oF

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