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Here's a little Excel spread sheet I came up with to show the inches to gallons relationship for a 55 gallon drum.


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Andrew

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55_GAL_DRUM.htm (85 Kb, 179 downloads) Drum Break Down
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, USA | Registered: August 30, 2005Report This Post
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oo this is useful.. after i had to do it the hardway and made a jig for it.. woot 30 inches down from a full drum is roughly 35 gallons or somthing like that
 
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Well it's a ruff estimate since it doesn't take into consideration the 16 gauge metal thickness (or whatever for plastic) nor the different contours of the barrel (like the 2 rings around the center or the concave of the bottom, etc) but should be pretty close Smile

I also have the excel file if anyone wants me to e-mail it to them. Just PM me your e-address and I'll send it your way!


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Location: Fort Worth, Texas, USA | Registered: August 30, 2005Report This Post
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I do not have Excel. Is there a different format that I could use to see it?

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231 cubic inches per gallon.
A 23-inch diameter drum will have (pi/4 x 23^2)/231 gallons per inch = 415/231 = 1.8, or 0.56 inches per gallon, if you want to do it the hard way.
Come to think of it, filling it with a calibrated 1-gallon container and marking it might be a harder way.
 
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I can save it to .txt format if you like, but it'll have to be a set drum diameter. Let me know what drum diameter you want and I'll punch it in and export it for you.

I'll have to have your e-mail address so I can send you the file (these forums won't allow me to upload a file).


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Here's a little more accurate meassurements I just took (instead of getting diameter off the net).

22.5 diameter
.0598 wall thickness (16 gauge)
PI x 11.25 x 11.25 - .0598 - .0598 = 397.4882202 cubic inches

397.4882202 ci / 231 = 1.720728226 gallons

The wall thinkness and the .5 smaller diameter made a pretty big difference.


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55_GAL_DRUM.htm (69 Kb, 38 downloads) 55 GAL DRUM 2
 
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To be honest I have no idea what spreadsheet program I have. I will try to access it from work. We have excel there.

I will have to figure out what drum thickness I have too.

James


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Just to confuse things.

Are those real gallons or the funny colonial ones you guys use across the pond?

Wink
 
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Here ya go! Wink


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55_GAL_DRUM4.htm (87 Kb, 72 downloads) 55_GAL_DRUM with LITERS
 
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are those real gallons or the funny colonial ones you guys use across the pond?

They're the ones that hold 3.8 liters each. Do you find those funny? Perhaps it's the rubber nose or the yellow wig Wink
 
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My steel drums are 32" floor to top. 32/55=.581818" per gal. I run 30 gal. batch and call it 17.5" KISS
 
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That seams right on the mark!

I did that same math equation at first, too, but then I decided I'd get all fancy and spreadsheet it all out incase I ran into a situation were I had 28.5 gallons or 16.125" and was out side away from my computer and needed to know how much fuel I had (basically a cheat sheet to print out and hang on the wall).


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Please note that you dont have to have MS Excel to view a MS Excel file. You can download the MS Excel viewer (for Windows XP, 2000 etc) for free from the Microsoft site. The same for MS Word, Access (?), MS Powerpoint, etc.

Here is the link to Excel Viewer:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...3aaf0&displaylang=en
(if the link doesn't work then go to http://www.microsoft.com
then select 'Downloads' (from menu at left),
then select 'See additional popular downloads',
then find Excel Viewer 2003 in the list and follow the prompts!

Micro$oft in all it's wisdom discontinued the free Excel viewer for Windows 98/ME, even tho it worked for Office 97 and Windows XP. They then released the version that only works with XP/2000!! You might find the older (Windows 98)version on an old magazine, or game cd.
 
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Bio-Texas-DFW or anyone that can open it, would you mind emailing me the spreadsheet.
ecoandrew@gmail.com

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biodiesel300TD, it's on the way to you.


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"Don't have Excel."

If you are tired of supporting Bill Gates' charity, give Open Office a try. It's free and it does just about everything MS Office does.

http://www.openoffice.org/
 
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are those real gallons or the funny colonial ones you guys use across the pond?

They're the ones that hold 3.8 liters each. Do you find those funny? Perhaps it's the rubber nose or the yellow wig Wink


Cheers old boy

It is the funny ones. Real ones are 4.546 to the gallon.
 
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Real ones are 4.546 to the gallon.


Gallon? What's a gallon? :-)



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