Inches to gallons in 55 gallon drum

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Inches to gallons in 55 gallon drum

Postby billcw3 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:27 am

I am looking for a way to covert lets say, 8 inches of oil in a standard 55 gallon drum to tell me how many gallons that is. Can someone please help with this?

Postby Guest » Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:37 pm

Do you know the original fill height in the drum? There would normally be a little head space at the top for expansion. If not, just estimate a couple of inches off the drum height.

remaining height/original height = remaining gallons/55 gallons

This will be very accurate if you know the original fill height, fairly accurate if estimating.

Inch-Volume Conversion

Postby James » Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:05 am

For a standard 55 gallon drum we have found the original fill level to be 32". So, we calculate 1.72 gallons/inch.

Postby Guest » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:19 am

I use 1.7 gallons per inch for 55 gallon drums. does anybody know what the figure is for 30 gallon drums?

Re: Inches to gallons in 55 gallon drum

Postby Chace » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:13 am

I calculated 1.56 gallons per inch on a 19.25x19.25x29.5 drum

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