Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:16 pm

I have a horizantal oval tank 19.25' long by 7' wide by 4.3' tall(approx 3400 gallons). I need to be able to measure how many inches of fuel are in the tank and know how many gallons that represents.

Can anyone help?

Can anyone help?

Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:27 am

desertrat2321 wrote:I have a horizantal oval tank 19.25' long by 7' wide by 4.3' tall(approx 3400 gallons). I need to be able to measure how many inches of fuel are in the tank and know how many gallons that represents.

Can anyone help?

Go to: http://vps.arachnoid.com/TankCalc/index.html This excellent program calculates the volume of round cylinder tanks, with customizable end caps. You can generate a table of volumes per depth, in various length units (inch, cm, etc.).

To calculate the volume of an elliptical cylinder, you will need to use a correction factor. That is addressed toward the bottom of the page under "User Inquiries". I suggest you read the "Tank Wider than Tall" inquiry first, then the instructions on the main page.