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# Volume of a barrel?

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###### August 19, 2008 3:32PM

7.35 cubic feet or 12,705 cubic inches

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###### Asked in Units of Measure, Volume, Fossil Fuels, Oil and Petroleum

### How many gallons of crude in a barrel?

The barrel hasA volume of 55 gal. but they put 50 in.
Incorrect. A barrel (bbl) has a volume of 42 U.S. gallons. The
measurement dates from the mid-1800's when crude oil was
transported short distances in wagons with wooden barrels. The
barrels were not uniform so a volume of 42 gallons was standardized
for the barrel. The barrel or thousand barrels remain a common
measurement for liquids in the petroleum industry.
This is unrelated to the steel DRUM which is used for lubricants
and some chemicals, which has a volume of 55 gallons.

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Volume

### How many barrels makes one metric tone?

You can't compare the two. A barrel is a unit of volume, a
metric tonne (1000 kilogram) is a unit of mass.
You can't compare the two. A barrel is a unit of volume, a metric
tonne (1000 kilogram) is a unit of mass.
You can't compare the two. A barrel is a unit of volume, a metric
tonne (1000 kilogram) is a unit of mass.
You can't compare the two. A barrel is a unit of volume, a metric
tonne (1000 kilogram) is a unit of mass.

###### Asked in Science, Units of Measure, Volume

### Convert 1 barrel to cubic meters?

There are 117.347765 Liters in 1 US barrel volume.
And there are 1,000 Liters in one cubic meter.
So there are
0.117347765 cubic meters per barrel
or
0.177347765 m3/ bl
by dividing across liters per barrel by liters per cubic
meter.
Note that the UK measures of 'barrels' are slightly different
than the US measure of a barrel used here. There are also slight
differences between 'dry' and 'wet' barrel volume measures in some
industries, for example the 'wet' volume of 1 barrel in the
petroleum industry is 0.158987304 cubic meters per barrel, or 42 US
gallons.

###### Asked in Beer and Brewing

### How many cases are in a barrel?

Cases don't normally come in barrels, so you'd have to be a lot
more specific as to what you mean. A barrel is a bulk measurement,
while a case is normally a collection of individual containers. The
volume of a barrel, or the number and volume of individual
containers within a case, varies widely depending on what is being
measured. A barrel of beer is not the same size as a barrel of oil,
which is not the same size as a barrel of pickles, which is not the
same size as (and so on).

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Geometry, Volume

### What is the height of a barrel that holds 868.87 cubic feet of water with a diameter of 6 feet and a hemisphere on top?

The radius of the barrel, r = 3 feet. Suppose the cylindrical
part of the barrel has a height of h feet.
Then volume of cylindrical part = pi*r2*h cu ft
and volume of hemisphere = 2/3*pi*r3 cu ft
So total volume = pi*r2*(h + 2r/3) = 868.87
that is, pi*9*(h + 2) = 868.87
h + 2 = 30.73 so that h = 28.73
Therefore, the total height of the barrel, including the
hemispheric top is
28.73 + 3 = 31.73 feet.
More a silo than a barrel, but that's another matter.
The radius of the barrel, r = 3 feet. Suppose the cylindrical part
of the barrel has a height of h feet.
Then volume of cylindrical part = pi*r2*h cu ft
and volume of hemisphere = 2/3*pi*r3 cu ft
So total volume = pi*r2*(h + 2r/3) = 868.87
that is, pi*9*(h + 2) = 868.87
h + 2 = 30.73 so that h = 28.73
Therefore, the total height of the barrel, including the
hemispheric top is
28.73 + 3 = 31.73 feet.
More a silo than a barrel, but that's another matter.
The radius of the barrel, r = 3 feet. Suppose the cylindrical part
of the barrel has a height of h feet.
Then volume of cylindrical part = pi*r2*h cu ft
and volume of hemisphere = 2/3*pi*r3 cu ft
So total volume = pi*r2*(h + 2r/3) = 868.87
that is, pi*9*(h + 2) = 868.87
h + 2 = 30.73 so that h = 28.73
Therefore, the total height of the barrel, including the
hemispheric top is
28.73 + 3 = 31.73 feet.
More a silo than a barrel, but that's another matter.
The radius of the barrel, r = 3 feet. Suppose the cylindrical part
of the barrel has a height of h feet.
Then volume of cylindrical part = pi*r2*h cu ft
and volume of hemisphere = 2/3*pi*r3 cu ft
So total volume = pi*r2*(h + 2r/3) = 868.87
that is, pi*9*(h + 2) = 868.87
h + 2 = 30.73 so that h = 28.73
Therefore, the total height of the barrel, including the
hemispheric top is
28.73 + 3 = 31.73 feet.
More a silo than a barrel, but that's another matter.

###### Asked in Fossil Fuels, Weight and Mass, Oil and Petroleum

### How many barrels in a metric ton?

Here are some barrels as volume.
The problem is, which barrel is meant.
barrel (U.S. dry) = 0.115 628 198 985 075 m³
barrel (U.S. fluid) = 0.119 240 471 196 m³
barrel (petroleum) = 0.158 987 294 928 m³
barrel (Imperial) = 0.163 659 24 m³
The other problem is metric ton is a weight and no volume.
Only for pure water it is easy to convert from the volume
in m³ to the weight of metric ton.
1 m³ of water is 1 metric ton.

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Volume, Fossil Fuels

### How many liter per barrel?

Unfortunately, there are several units called barrel; the
summary of the Wikipeda article says (emphasis added): A barrel
is one of several units of volume, with dry barrels, fluid barrels
(UK beer barrel, U.S. beer barrel), oil barrel, etc. The volume of
some barrel units is double others, with various volumes in the
range of about 100-200 litres (22-44 imp gal; 26-53
USgal).
For more details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrel_(unit)
This is one important reasons for using the metric system -
standardization.

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Units of Measure, Length and Distance

### How many gallons in a barrel that is 35 inches across and 60 inches long?

If the sides of the barrel are straight, then those dimensions
are equivalent to
a volume of 33.407 cubic feet, or 249.9 gallons.
-- If the sides are curved, then it's a more complicated
problem.
-- We'd need to know the thickness of the material of which the
barrel is constructed,
in order to calculate how much of that volume isn't available as
fluid-holding capacity.

###### Asked in Word and Phrase Origins

### Where does the word punch originate?

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###### Asked in Whiskey

### Would a barrel of whiskey float?

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic

### How do you convert pound to barrels using density?

Volume = Mass/Density.So, if you know the density in terms of
pounds per barrel, simply divide the mass by the density. If not,
either
use dimensional analysis to convert the density from the given
units to pounds per barrel, or
calculate the volume in the units used for the density and then
conversion to barrels.

###### Asked in Chemistry

### What is the difference between US barrel and British barrel?

Since there are more than one US and one UK barrels, here are
some listed, converted to an international volume measure: 1 barrel
[UK, wine] = 143.201 835 liters 1 barrel [UK] = 163.659 24 liters 1
barrel [US, dry] = 115.627 123 58 liters 1 barrel [US, federal] =
117.347 765 3 liters 1 barrel [US, liquid] = 119.240 471 2 liters 1
barrel [US, petroleum] = 158.987 294 93 liters