Horizontal Tank Volume Calculator

Semi Filled Horizontal Tank Volume calculator will help in determining the volume of partially filled or fully filled tanks. As you know that horizontal tanks are cylindrical in shape and are commonly used as storage equipment for liquid chemicals, gas or oil. Computing the volume of a horizontal cylinder is easy, but if you want to calculate the volume of liquid in a semi-filled tank, it is quite hard. That is where this online calculator will work.

Semi- Filled Horizontal Tank Volume Calculator

Types of Horizontal Tank Cylinder

  1. Flat
  2. Dished (ASME F&D, or Flanged & Dished)
  3. 2:1 Elliptical 
  4. Hemispherical

Formula for Horizontal Tank Volume Calculator

V_horizontal_cylinder = π * radius² * length = π * (diameter/2)² * length

Partially filled Cylinder

When we want to find the volume of the partially filled horizontal cylinder or tanks, we generally know only the liquid height from a level indicator along with the tank dimensions.

Benefits of Horizontal Tanks

There are several benefits to using horizontal tanks, including:

  1. Horizontal tanks takes up less vertical space. This makes them a good choice for installations where space is limited, such as in tight industrial or residential areas.
  2. Horizontal tanks are more taxable because they have a lower center of gravity than vertical tanks..
  3. Horizontal tanks are often easier to access because they have a larger manway opening, which allows for easier cleaning, inspection, and repairs.
  4. Horizontal tanks are often easier to transport than vertical tanks, especially when they are mounted on a trailer or truck.
  5. Horizontal tanks require less steel to manufacture and are easier to install, reducing overall installation costs

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